By Mary C. Tillotson | Watchdog.org Charter school authorizers in Minnesota whose schools fall in the lowest 25 percent of public schools could be required to close those schools or submit an explanation to the state.
One county government wants to eliminate waste, a noble — and necessary — goal.
By Tom Steward | Watchdog Minnesota Bureau DULUTH, Minn. — Union members expect their organization to defend their employment, but in the case of 11 members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees hired by the Human Development Center in Duluth their would-be protector tried to take their jobs away.
A political newcomer and his wife have donated more than a half-million dollars to Democratic political entities and a pet cause — the orangutans at Como Zoo in St. Paul, a Watchdog Minnesota Bureau analysis of public records and media accounts show.
As a law officer, former Todd County Deputy Sheriff Mark Grinstead didn't miss much.
By Tom Steward | Watchdog Minnesota Bureau HINCKLEY, Minn. — For a high speed passenger rail line, the proposed Northern Lights Express has taken a long time to get up and running, with much farther to go before reaching its destination of $1 billion in funding.
Even as Gov. Mark Dayton works to streamline laws already on the books, many agencies fail to report obsolete rules that need to go away.
A proposed $1.5 million grass landing strip, which critics call the ‘runway to nowhere,’ touches down in a Minnesota courtroom next week.
By Tom Steward/Watchdog Minnesota Bureau ST. PAUL, Minn.— The backers of a southeastern Minnesota wind farm touted as a model for other communities face a $3.3-million lawsuit in U.S. District Court filed by the South Korean company that manufactured and financed the turbines for the Winona County Wind project. But legal documents filed on behalf of Juhl Energy [...]
A chain of Twin Cities pizzerias was briefly thrust into the national spotlight Tuesday evening during President Obama’s State of the Union address.
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