About 250 taxpayers turned out last night in Ramsey County to ask the county board to protect public services, plea for lower taxes and largely criticize a proposal to build a new Minnesota Vikings football stadium in the county.
The number of city employees trying to unionize in Minnesota has been rising in the past few years. In the latest report from our Forced To Choose series, we look at cash-strapped Brooklyn Park, which could become the first city in Minnesota with a union representing its part-time firefighters.
A study from the University of Minnesota estimates 1,800 construction jobs will be created over the next few years thanks to a new state tax credit.
The City of Foley has suspended a plan to use private security guards to provide police service next year.
Most Minnesotans who voted on local ballot questions yesterday said yes to tax levies. But that doesn't mean the message they delivered is, "Please raise my taxes."
With a population of 4,400, Nowthen is the only city in Anoka County without a police department or a contract for law enforcement coverage.
Unlike most outstate Minnesota school districts, Austin's is growing and it has placed before voters a $29 million expansion plan. Officials are expecting a close vote. This special project by MPR News examines the dilemma cities, schools and counties are coping with in a struggling economy and the resolutions they are finding.
The people of Nowthen, Minn., half an hour northwest of Minneapolis have a painful choice to make this fall: Pay as much as 27 percent more in property taxes or give up what the city council calls "police protection as we know it."
If you own a home in Minnesota, it's likely your property taxes will go up next year. Watch this video to find out why.
Beginning Jan. 1, sheriff's deputies will not patrol the streets of Foley, Minn. The city council voted unanimously to hire a private security firm to take over the job.
When state officials changed the property tax law this year, one effect was to push the tax burden away from low-value homes and onto other types of property, including apartment buildings. That's likely to drive rents up in 2012.
Like many fairgoers, Dave Moran is convinced that midway games are rigged and you simply can't win.
The state fair doesn't kick off for another week, but this weekend the Southern Theater premieres a new film that distills all twelve days of the "Great Minnesota Get-Together" into just 25 minutes.
Sam Pandolfo, the man who tried to make St. Cloud a mecca of automobile manufacturing during the early 1900s, is coming home this weekend. But he's been dead for more than 50 years.
You might wonder what Gilbert and Sullivan would say if they were alive to see the new production of "H.M.S. Pinafore" currently playing at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis. The operetta premiered in London in 1878, but the Guthrie's version has a distinctly modern flavor.