It turns out maybe the City of Minneapolis isn't as gung-ho about renewable energy when the proposed project is in their own backyard. Crown Hydro LLC, a hydroelectric company, wants to build a powerhouse beside the St. Anthony Falls and a tunnel running beneath the historic Stone Arch Bridge, but this plan is opposed by the city, its Park Board, and an array of advocacy groups focused on the river.
Elections have consequences, and this axiom is true in primary elections, as well the general election to be held in November. Now that the dust has settled, it's a good time to look and see how the two major-party candidates for governor stack up on energy and environmental issues.
Minnesota’s workforce reality requires increased talent recruitment and retention to tackle a worker shortage expected to explode the number of unfilled technical positions from the current 60,000 to close to 200,000 by the end of 2022. On September 19, gubernatorial candidates, business leaders, educators, and community members will have the opportunity to strategize, plan, and partner together on efforts to meet the state’s short and long-term talent needs at the TwinWest Chamber of Commerce’s Talent Symposium.
Farmers across Minnesota are now cast into regulatory uncertainty as the U.S. District Court in South Carolina ruled against the Trump administration's attempt to block the Obama-era Waters of the United States rule from becoming law. As a result, the rule is operative again in 26 states where district courts haven’t halted the regulation.
As socialism enjoys a new bout of popularity among so-called intellectuals, Milton Friedman's analysis of this phenomenon remains as timely and incisive as ever.
Our state government is not good at managing simple IT functions; our confidential data is not secure, we are paying for services that we are not receiving in a timely or cost-efficient manner, and consulting companies, hired by the state, are robbing the public blind while delivering failed products. This calls for a complete overhaul starting with the next administration.