The James Beard Foundation on Wednesday dished out the list of semifinalists for the 2014 Restaurant and Chef Awards  and they include  11 Minnesota restaurants and chefs. The foundation received close to 40,000 nomination submissions, open to anyone, for the restaurant and chef awards, according to its website . Then critics, writers and editors chose the Read more

Closed-door meetings about the Southwest light rail project route continue, as Gov. Mark Dayton met with mayors, county commissioners and legislators Monday about freight rail and environmental studies currently underway and upcoming public hearings. Since October, Dayton has been holding meetings about the controversial options of routing light rail through the scenic Kenilworth Corridor in Read more