Of gubernatorial bondage

Governor Pawlenty, how doth thou bonding proposal disappoint me?MORE »

Pulp non fiction: Mpls civil rights gets Jordan shakeup

Controversy grows over director’s leadership style


Minnesota recession: Who ya gonna trust?

State Economist Tom Stinson (left) and Tim Pawlenty

According to State Economist Tom Stinson, the Minnesota economy has entered into a recession.MORE »

Contractor made millions claiming Army stripes

A private security firm that has been raking in government contracts in Iraq and got $10 million in tax abatements to set up shop in Michigan is headed by a CEO who appears to be lying about his serviMORE »

It’s cat-and-mouse in the AG’s office as staffers try to unionize

There’s an interesting (and ironic, to say the least) battle happening more or less in the open at the Minnesota attorney general’s office, where it appears that union-endorsed DFL AG Lori Swanson is MORE »

Catching crumbling infrastructure

In August, an eight-lane interstate bridge in Minneapolis collapsed during evening rush hour, killing 13 people and injuring 144.MORE »

Property tax increases = less money for local services?

Desnoyer Recreation Center in St. Paul, closed to the public while property taxes increase.

If you are like most Minnesotans, your city property taxes have increased significantly over the last six years.MORE »

Legislators grill Pawlenty administration about long waits for jobless benefits

Emotions ran high at a legislative hearing Monday where laidoff workers described the hardship of waiting several weeks to receive unemployment benefits – and administrators attempted to account for tMORE »

Bonding for bridges: Governor offers his plan

A fourfold increase over the previous record investment in local bridges is among the highlights of the bonding recommendations proffered by Gov.MORE »

Political inactivity holding African Americans back

An interview with retiring State Rep. Neva Walker
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