A billboard recently erected in Moorhead has left some Chamber of Commerce officials with bunched panties.SEE ALSO: North Dakota tries to market itself as hookup haven, fails The plain-looking billboard (visible above), bought and paid for by the Greater North Dakota Chamber of Commerce, simply says ... More >>
The DFL-controlled Senate will take up its $1.9 billion tax plan this afternoon in what we expect will be a grueling debate that could last well into the evening. Among the most contentious proposals: repealing the state's tax exemption on clothing.
Barring a last-minute deal in D.C., this Friday will mark the beginning of $1.2 trillion in federal budget cuts that will be gradually implemented over the next decade.SEE ALSO: Minnesota's economic recovery driven by McJobs, not middle-class jobsAll states will be affected, some more than others. A ... More >>
A day after Republicans proposed a fiscal cliff counteroffer, Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison says a path to striking a deal before the end-of-year deadline is "more opaque." "I think there should be a deal," Ellison told City Pages earlier today. "I think we do need a deal. But we're not going ... More >>
By now, you know the backstory. Last Wednesday, during the first presidential debate, Mitt Romney vowed to cut federal funding for PBS, saying "I love Big Bird... But I'm not going to keep on spending money on things to borrow money from China to pay for it."SEE ALSO:-- Obama up 7 in Minnesota, Klob ... More >>
Two Republican senators have introduced a bill to increase the state's tobacco tax from 35 percent to more than 47 percent.The tax revenue, which could amount to as much as $320 million, would be funneled into the state's general treasury. According to Politics in Minnesota, earlier this week, on ... More >>
Amy Klobuchar is substantive, smart, hard-working, avoids controversy, rarely makes a public verbal misstep -- save for the vaguely northern accent, she's sort of the anti-Sarah Palin. But now Minnesota's respectable senator has revealed what she has in common with Alaska's inescapable former gov ... More >>
Made for each other.It's one thing for the mainstream media, or an alt weekly like City Pages, to call out Michele Bachmann for hypocrisy and political hackery. But it's another matter entirely when a conservative news website turns on one of its own and does the same thing. That's why we r ... More >>
Bachmann's porking for a bridge to Wisconsin.Rep. Michele Bachmann insists America is headed for socialism and bankruptcy because "porking" has gotten way out of control--unless, of course, you're talking about her pet bridge project to Wisconsin. She's about to submit a bill that does an end ru ... More >>
Jon Stewart: Equal opportunity sarcasm.Democrats and union members in Wisconsin hoping for some love from the reliably liberal Jon Stewart on "The Daily Show" got a rude awakening yesterday. Stewart first took a shot at the Republican cheeseheads who are trying to neuter public employee unio ... More >>
Years of cuts have already left the department below industry standards.If Minnesota Senate and House Republicans get their way, the Minneapolis Fire Department is in for even more bad news. Republicans announced a budget proposal yesterday that recommends cutting Local Government Aid to hel ... More >>
Suddenly loving federal cash.Yesterday, Gov. Tim Pawlenty was loving federal spending. Not the kind to help all Minnesotans with their health care costs, however. Just the kind to help southern Minnesota recover from floods. The former isn't a priority, he says. He won't even allow state a ... More >>
Tim Pawlenty has opted to take grant money from a federal law he wants repealed. The money is for programs dismissed by the state as ineffective. And he picked a grant that requires $379,000 in state matching funds, while the state is already drowning in red ink. What's going on here? S ... More >>
The theocrats never quit. One pet project: Turning the U.S. military into God's army. God's on our side, you see. And Rep. Michele Bachmann has just been skunked out in an attempt to further that project. The CD6 congresswoman tried to insert language -- without debate -- into a military spe ... More >>
Photo: minnemomIn 1920, streetcar ridership in the Twin Cities was 238 million. Today, the Minnesota Streetcar Museum's Como‑Harriet Streetcar Line and Excelsior Streetcar Line are all that remain of the once mighty system. And Friday, the Minneapolis City Council may have made another mode ... More >>
A two-month-old vote on a bill to protect rape victims still ties Republican senators in knots.
The city continues to lag on a simple solution to bicycle transit.
The Taxpayer's League released their 2009 Minnesota Legislative Scorecard and guess who they gave a standing ovation to?
Katrina and the lessons of the 1927 flood
The governor and the developer: A love story
Guidelines for AIDS-prevention funding revert to dark ages
There's new controversy surrounding the Hollman project: Who's getting the jobs?