DNR officials have warned that proposed budget cuts could force it to mothball some of Minnesota’s state parks. Today’s Question: Which state parks would you especially want the DNR to keep open?
Twin Cities home prices fell 3.4 percent from December to January. The decline was the worst reported among 20 major metropolitan areas. Today’s Question: What would you be doing differently if the housing market were better?
As the end of March Madness draws near, TV ratings for the tournament series are the highest they’ve been in years. The NCAA tournament generates billions of dollars in commerce, though not for the players themselves. Today’s Question: Should college athletes be paid? Update: We posed this question to sources in our Public Insight Network. Read more →
Gadgets become obsolete more quickly than ever. And new technologies are changing our habits and routines. Today’s question: Thanks to new technologies, what do you find you no longer need?
A new study suggests that Minnesotans who struggle with hunger are collectively missing 100 million meals each year. Today’s Question: Whose responsibility should it be to end hunger?
Legislators are considering a proposal to do away with traditional teacher tenure. Instead, teachers would rely for job security on periodic evaluations, based on student test scores and other factors. Today’s Question: Do students benefit from teacher tenure?
Critics from both parties question President Obama’s use of U.S. forces in Libya without seeking congressional approval. They point out that the Constitution gives Congress authority to declare war. Today’s Question: Should presidents have to seek congressional approval before sending forces into conflict?
Former Gov. Tim Pawlenty announced Monday that he is forming an exploratory committee as a first step toward running for president. Today’s Question: What sort of a president would Tim Pawlenty be?
Web-based news outlets have surpassed newspapers and now draw more consumers than any medium except local TV news. The New York Times intends to start charging a fee for its Web content. Today’s Question: Are you willing to start paying for news on the Web?
A vote by the U.N. Security Council cleared the way Thursday for the United States and its allies to begin military intervention in Libya. Today’s Question: Is supporting the Libyan rebellion in the vital interest of the United States?