The Dayton administration is crowing after Minnesota clocked in with a 6th-place finish in CNBC's Top States For Business 2014 list.Matt Swenson, Dayton's press secretary, drew reporters' attention to the study yesterday, writing in an email, "Members of the Press - I wanted to make sure you saw thi ... More >>
Last week, the Minneapolis City Council approved, without discussion, Major League Baseball's request to created a potentially speech-limiting "Clean Zone" across a swath of the city during a two week stretch surrounding the 2014 All-Star Game to be held this summer at Target Field.SEE ALSO: Lisa Be ... More >>
Next month, St. Paul officials will hold two open houses about the city's plan to build a $246 million, four-mile streetcar line down West Seventh Street. The proposal will then go before the city's planning commission on January 24.SEE ALSO: Check out this awesome time-lapse tour of the Central Cor ... More >>
There's no need to hit Wall Street or Hollywood to make it big. Minneapolis was just named the fifth-best city in the country to get rich by CreditDonkey. It's the only Midwestern metro to make the top ten. See also: Minneapolis has the best parks in the nation and it isn't even close, study says R ... More >>
Michael Petrilli of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute recently put together a list of the "fastest-gentrifying neighborhoods" in the country, and one of them is downtown St. Paul.Granted, Petrilli's characterization of these neighborhoods as "gentrifying" seems to be inappropriate. He uses race data b ... More >>
A rendering of the Saints' proposed Lowertown ballpark. The project is one of many in Gov. Dayton's $775 million bonding proposal.‚ÄčIt isn't $500 million for a new Vikings stadium, but today, Gov. Mark Dayton proposed a bonding bill that would allot $27 in public funds for a new St. Paul Saints bal ... More >>
The GOP presidential candidate's claims don't hold up
McCollum reminds the Rwandan government of U.S. generosity in foreign aidWill this help? Rep. Betty McCollum has introduced, and Keith Ellison has cosponsored, a U.S. House resolution calling on the Rwandan government to release accused genocide denier William Mitchell law professor Peter Erl ... More >>
He represented Hennepin County when it was acquiring the land for Target Field, and he represented the developer who was working with the landowner to get the sweetest deal possible.
Schwan's is being forced to release records related to a discrimination clam filed by a former employee.
Former state Rep. Bill Haas of Champlin said today he will officially run in the gubernatorial race.
Bachmann introduced a bill that ensures that the dollar will never disappear. Because it was totally going to happen any day now.
Mauritanian director Abderrahmane Sissako offers his testimony
'Bamako' upends the concept of the "festival film"
The Twins ballpark deal hits a snag on one minor detail: Property acquisition
The Natalie Johnson Lee/Don Samuels race for city council is one of the nastiest campaigns in local memory
St. Paul crusades against liquor, porn
Junior Senator's reponse to Katrina: Tax cuts for all my friends! It may have been Labor Day, but the powers that be in Minnesota Sen. Norm Coleman's office were apparently hard at work devising a plan. Coleman is clearly becoming a sort of trial-balloon politician for the neo-con agenda's most egr ... More >>
The state Supreme Court sides with a homeowner in Richfield redevelopment spat
Hines Interests joins in the stadium game. What does that mean for Twinsville?
Why did city leaders derail an affordable housing project near the LRT line?
Council vote seals theater deal
MPLS [heart] Clear Channel: The semantics of ownership The most striking thing about Tuesday's debate over the future of the Hennepin theaters was that a majority of the Minneapolis City Council has no qualms about getting in bed with Clear Channel Entertainment. The second most striking thing was t ... More >>
America by the numbers
Can condos and entertainment venues make a neighborhood out of the city's core?
Andersen Windows had $2 billion in sales last year. And next year, a new Pawlenty administration program will give the company a big tax break.
Plans for the Sears building loom large (again)
The State of the City? We're Broke.
'Life and Debt' Reveals the Consumer as a Key Supplier of Jamaican Protest Art
Despite promises, Minneapolis plans to displace a north-side training center
When did U.S. Senate hopeful Rebecca Yanisch get the idea to make affordable housing a top priority? It sure wasn't while she was running the Minneapolis Community Development Agency.
Ten years, $200 million, and one heck of a political headache: Minneapolisís grand plan for neighborhood revitalization enters the home stretch.
Promenades and parks, cappuccino and condos: Tomorrow's upper Mississippi looks dandy. But first, can't city hall get rid of those grimy scrapyards? Why, yes.
Under the 1994 Prairie Island law, NSP must pay millions into a clean-energy fund. Fine, says the power company--but define "pay."
SuperAmerica is selling expansion at 40th & Lyndale. The neighbors aren't buying.
Brookfield's Block E plan is headed for the dumpster, but a new movement is afoot to turn downtown's saddest parking lot into a park
Baby Boomers and Block E. Preservation and parks. Urban history and virtual reality. Outgoing city planning director Paul Farmer on the politics and passions that got him fired.
Vermont Rep. Bernie Sanders nailed it the other day when he said: "The major banks have made huge sums of money in Asia, and now their loans are turning sour. Well, that's what free enterprise is about--sometimes you win, and sometimes you lose."
Minneapolis's brave new riverfront will have parks, museums, and upscale condos. Who said subsidized housing was just for the poor?
Thanks to Clinton's foreign policy, 1998 could be the year of living dangerously for much of the world.
FINCA's average Third World loan is just $190, while here seed money can run to thousands of dollars, says program head Kim Hunter.
In Minneapolis and elsewhere, proponents of the New Urbanist planning movement are promising a new tomorrow -- one that looks a lot like yesterday.
A Global Win for Greens
Clinton's Love Affair with a Deadly Gas