Gov. Mark Dayton has named Margaret Anderson Kelliher, former Minnesota House Speaker and 2010 candidate for governor, to lead a new task force aimed at expanding the use of broadband in Minnesota.
The numbers for St. Paul are among the first available as the property tax season cranks up.
MPR News' Ground Level project looks at Minnesota's water pollution challenges and how some residents are tackling them, river by river and lake by lake.
One way to further develop broadband Internet infrastructure in Minnesota is to allow broadband projects to be included in state bonding requests, said Rick King, chief technology officer for Thomson Reuters.
Gov. Mark Dayton says he's re-creating a broadband task force for Minnesota. He wants it to report on the state's needs by the end of the year but, more importantly, come up with a set of recommendations for improvement a month later.
Minnesota Public Radio's Ground Level blog is looking for your ideas about improving health care in rural Minnesota. Doctors, nurses, paramedics and other providers from around the state have contributed insights about the special challenges they face providing care in rural areas.
When Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders struck a budget deal last month, lots of attention was paid to the $200 million cut to Local Government Aid, what the state had promised cities to help with their local budgets.
Another change got less attention. But the elimination of the Market Value Homestead Credit could have an even bigger impact on your property taxes.
Rural areas long have had difficulty maintaining hospitals and attracting doctors, but political, economic and demographic changes are adding to the burden.
Service trips in the wilderness give people an opportunity to see land they otherwise wouldn't, and to become part of a constituency of quiet.
The greatest portion of those unconnected to the Internet say the reason is they aren't interested and see no need. Dozens of people from around Minnesota who are trying to change that notion gathered in St. Cloud on Wednesday.
Minnesota residents' concerns about the economy apparently have eased, and education and government budgets now top the list of what people worry about when it comes to the state's quality of life, according to a new Wilder Research report.
Faced with a need to make important government budget decisions, Minnesotans say they would rather reform the way education, health care and social programs work than simply reduce spending on them.
Minnesota cities have continued the trend of relying increasingly on property taxes to pay for the services they provide, a state auditor's report shows. The report shows that over the past decade cities have both raised property tax revenue and spent less money overall.
For the next two years, a couple hundred people in central Minnesota will be arguing -- with civility they hope -- about how to fix transportation, housing, land use and the economy.
The state Commerce Department and the organization Connect Minnesota on Thursday are going to unveil the latest report on the status of broadband availability in the state, and it shows again the wide disparity in access to the Internet around the state.