State officials have been looking at whether a piece of property just behind the Metrodome could work as an alternate Vikings stadium location. But there's one problem: The building that currently stands there serves as Minnesota's gateway to the Internet.
An independent report commissioned by the Legislature shows property tax payers in Hennepin County would pay lower taxes on average if the state did away with its fiscal disparities program. But residents in six other metro area counties would see their taxes go up.
One topic to be addressed at the Capitol this session is a 40-year old program intended to even out the property tax burden in the metro area.
The organization Minnesota for Marriage raised $830,000 last year for its campaign to define marriage in the state constitution.
A group criticizes Gov. Mark Dayton's Task Force on Election Integrity saying Minnesota needs to do a better job telling felons they can't vote while they're on parole or probation.
When Paul Johnston flips a switch at Harriet Brewing company, 600 pounds of malted barley make their way through a grinder, up a tube and into a 15-foot-tall copper-plated vessel. In about a week and-a-half, the barley will be beer.
If the Minneapolis City Council confirms John Fruetel's nomination as the new fire chief, he will be the city's fifth person in the job in just eight years, taking over a department suffering from low morale and shrinking budgets.
The St. Paul Saints minor league team wants $27 million in state bonding money to build a new ballpark.
Are these people crazy? Skaters - almost all of them men - go careening down steep slopes, over jumps and around hairpin turns. They can hit 40 miles per hour, if they don't wipe out first.
Two run-down apartment buildings in St. Paul will get new management, a judge ruled today. Last year, inspectors found rotting wood, electrical problems and bedbugs in the two buildings.
A court hearing today could determine whether as many as 60 low-income families can stay in their St. Paul apartments, where the buildings are so riddled with housing code violations that they could be condemned.
The Minnesota Department of Corrections is searching for a convicted sex offender who has disappeared from his supervised release program.
Property taxes are going up, and many local government jobs are going away. As 2011 comes to an end, those two main themes emerge from our Forced to Choose series examining the decisions Minnesota's 3,200 cities, counties, townships and school districts have been making. Above, a neglected public hockey rink in Duluth.
Brooklyn Center voters approved a property tax levy on Tuesday, after voting down previous levy proposals eight times in row, as this graphic illustrates. Click on the image to enlarge.
Property owners are increasingly challenging their assessments in court, adding to the budget pressure on local governments.