Bondholders set to take big loss on Monticello broadband project In June, the city made a formal offer to bond holders, paying back $5.75 million of the $26 million borrowed to finance the construction of the network in 2008, before aggressive competition from private companies put the publicly owned company in a financially precarious position.
Minn. businesses struggle with ACA employer mandate The mandate that businesses offer health insurance is a particular problem for retail, hospitality and restaurant firms because they traditionally haven't extended benefits to all their hourly workers; doing so will cost them a lot of money.
U of M law school adjusts in admissions slump In reporting how the national law-school admissions slump has been affecting Minnesota law schools, I put a call in to David Wippman, dean of law school at the University of Minnesota.
He said applications are down about 9 percent this year, and have been falling for the past three years or so.
Fargo planning move to natural gas in city vehicles Fargo city officials are developing a plan to burn natural gas in city vehicles, primarily buses and garbage trucks. "It burns cleaner, it has more power and it's cheaper. So that's a good combination," Fargo City Commissioner Mike Williams said.
Minnesota coaches on the hot seat With the Twins having another losing season, there is a lot of speculation that manager Ron Gardenhire will be replaced after the season ends. And his tenuous situation is not unique among the Minnesota coaching fraternity. Howard Sinker, digital sports editor for the Star Tribune, discussed the situation with Mornign Edition host Cathy Wurzer.