Linda Higgins

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2013

    Endorsement scorecard: Ranking Minneapolis's wannabe mayors by support

    The race is on for outgoing Mayor R.T. Rybak's office. Facing a crowded field of candidates, the six leading mayoral contenders are relying on a key measure to help them stand out from the pack: Who they can get to endorse them. See Also: - Who's in the race? A guide to the six candidates for Minne ... More >>

  • News

    October 12, 2011

    Parasole dips into tips

    The local restaurant company takes 2 percent of servers' credit card gratuities

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2011

    Parasole restaurants' new policy on tips may be unpopular but it's perfectly legal

    ​Parasole restaurants' new policy on credit card tips may be unpopular with servers and customers, but it is perfectly legal under state Department of Labor regulations.Restaurateurs "can take up to whatever the credit card company takes," explains James Honerman of the Department of Labor and Ind ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2011

    Mayor R.T. Rybak calls for changing beer law

    R.T. Rybak is slinging guns so Surly can sling suds.​In his state of the city speech, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak made his strongest endorsement yet of a change to local liquor laws proposed by Surly Brewing Co. "Beer is a part of our history, beer is a part of our future," he said. "We need ... More >>

  • News

    August 18, 2010

    Jerry Moore has a controversial past

    Allegations of misspending dog DFL politico

  • News

    April 1, 2009

    Minnesota lobbyists rank Twin Cities legislators

    The brightest stars and dimmest hacks in the Capitol

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2006

    Rybak's lawful assembly

    The mayor of Minneapolis has unveiled his plan in the search for a new police chief, including an advisory committee made up of elected officials and community activists. The list is more notable for who's not on it.

  • News

    March 15, 2006

    Running Scared

    Will fallout from congressional ethics scandals finally prompt change at the Capitol?

  • News

    October 6, 2004

    Kiffmeyer Watch: A Cold Florida

    Will Mary Kiffmeyer leave Minnesota's election system looking worse than a hanging chad?

  • News

    September 29, 2004

    Wreaking HAVA

    Minnesota is one of just nine states that didn't opt out of a new federal voting law

  • News

    July 23, 2003

    What Hearings? What Scandal?

    The Republicans see no evil-- and most of the Democrats don't seem to, either

  • News

    July 2, 2003

    Austerity Forever

    Health care took the most visible hits at the Legislature this year, and the future only looks bleaker: Linda Berglin, the only DFLer who stood and fought Pawlenty's cuts.

  • News

    May 28, 2003

    Something for the Little People

    The Twin Cities-based Northwest Area Foundation has a $450 million endowment to use on charitable programs. So why has it been nearly invisible for years?

  • News

    February 23, 2000

    Theater of the Absurd

    When the Shubert inched down Hennepin Avenue a year ago, Minneapolis politicos promised a bright future for the historic theater. They didn't mention stingy legislators, taxpayer bailouts, or the specter of the wrecking ball.

  • Books

    July 1, 1998

    Land of the Fee

    Consumer advocates say the merger of Norwest and Wells Fargo is a match made in hell

  • News

    July 30, 1997

    The Friends of Alan Page

    John Derus, still smarting from his 1996 primary defeat and his misplaced election-day photo in the Star Tribune, claims state Supreme Court Justice Alan Page's ties to the Strib biased the outcome of Derus's case against the paper.