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 >>
The local restaurant company takes 2 percent of servers' credit card gratuities
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 >>
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 >>
Allegations of misspending dog DFL politico
The brightest stars and dimmest hacks in the Capitol
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.
Will fallout from congressional ethics scandals finally prompt change at the Capitol?
Will Mary Kiffmeyer leave Minnesota's election system looking worse than a hanging chad?
Minnesota is one of just nine states that didn't opt out of a new federal voting law
The Republicans see no evil-- and most of the Democrats don't seem to, either
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.
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?
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.
Consumer advocates say the merger of Norwest and Wells Fargo is a match made in hell
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.