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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.
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.