You can hear 17-year-old Paul Thao grin over the phone when he tells you it’s his first time to the nation’s capital. “My very first time,” says Thao, of St. Paul. “I’m so happy to be here.” The Harding High School junior is one of nine young delegates from across the United States to present Read more →
Nine Minnesota organizations have teamed up to help build cultural competence in workplaces, schools and communities.
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For years, Jeanne Cooney has been the go-to press contact for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Minnesota. Reporters buzzed her with questions about some of the most complex court cases of the day — Tom Petters, Denny Hecker, and al-Shabab recruitment, to name a few. So it was a surprise to learn that Cooney, Read more →
Elected officials who huddled with Gov. Mark Dayton this week to postpone a crucial vote on the beleaguered Southwest light rail proposal have called the delay a path forward that could ultimately save the project. But city leaders in St. Louis Park are feeling snubbed and “extremely disappointed. “St. Louis Park leaders and its legislators Read more →
Poverty is climbing in St. Paul, and at a much higher rate than in the rest of the state. In the span of just about one decade — from 1999 to 2010 — 24,000 residents of the city fell into poverty. Today, the total number of St. Paulites living at or below the poverty line Read more →
The colored spaghetti noodles on this map represent the many attempts light-rail planners have made to find a new freight path through St. Louis Park that is acceptable to the railroads. Engineers with the Southwest LRT project have been busy, and they’re about to get busier. Sometime over the next two weeks, they’ll meet Read more →
Citing cost concerns, a key advisory panel for the Southwest Corridor light rail project has abandoned a proposal to build a deep tunnel through the Kenilworth Corridor of Minneapolis. Read more →
Minneapolis mayoral candidate Mark Andrew wants to double the number of trees planted in the city every year. Read more →
Legislative efforts to restrict employers from asking job applicants about their criminal histories are advancing at the Capitol.
A state ratings system for early-education options is giving most participating providers the highest ranking possible.