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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.
May 28, 2015
St. Louis County Schools have finally gotten the message. There’s a tough, new set of rules for districts that take sides in expensive school bond referendums and use taxpayer money to do it.
May 21, 2015
Don’t look up. You may be “live” on one of the 30,000 government surveillance cameras that security experts estimate to be mounted in the greater Twin Cities.
May 15, 2015
They call it a little library on wheels. Not a bookmobile, but a book bike — the latest twist in the plot to drive more traffic to flagging Minnesota libraries.
May 7, 2015
Note to union organizers: Don’t even think about asking.
May 6, 2015
A costly government-owned broadband network in northern Minnesota is stuck in a sort of stimulus time warp.
Apr 30, 2015
Just about any asset you can imagine is included in an estate for tax purposes including homes, farms, small businesses, cabins or hunting land.
Apr 30, 2015
The Minnesota House passed their omnibus tax bill yesterday and the Senate revealed their tax bill in committee on Tuesday. So, the positions for all sides in the negotiations over taxes are now on the table.