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Nov 24, 2015
New U.S. Department of Labor regulations mean almost 2 million home-care aides, who often work long and unpredictable hours, will be paid time-and-a-half for clocking more than 40 hours a week.
Nov 10, 2015
Several calls to the Fairmont Police Department from child-care providers anxious about a man who came to their homes has led licensing authorities to warn more than 100 residential day-care facilities in Martin and Faribault counties.
Oct 22, 2015
The powers that be in Edina, Minnesota have a problem with alcohol. Officials there are attributing a 7 percent hike in property taxes to rapidly declining sales at city-owned liquor stores.
Oct 22, 2015
Maybe Rep. Denny McNamara, R-Hastings, should show up early for meetings of the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources more often.
Sep 24, 2015
Workers in Anoka County, Minnesota like their bottled water, and officials, in the interest of keeping them hydrated and getting rid of those pesky plastic bottles, got an expensive idea.
Aug 17, 2015
A developer seeking billions for a proposed high-speed rail line between Rochester and the Twin Cities has federal approval to launch Liberty Minnesota Regional Center, an EB-5 immigrant investment center.
Aug 3, 2015
Nine years after becoming one of the first cities in Minnesota to install a high-speed fiber optic line, North St. Paul City Council members are asking whether it was a smart investment
Jun 30, 2015
On paper, going paperless in government makes sense. Staff armed with iPads can significantly reduce the time spent entering duplicative data for participants in government programs and increase efficiency in providing services, theoretically saving taxpayers.
Jun 24, 2015
The ink has hardly dried on lethal legislation eliminating a powerful state pollution panel dating to the activist ‘60s.
Jun 22, 2015
BLOOMINGTON, Minnesota — A group of residents have gone to court for the right to decide who dumps their trash.