By Deena Winter | | May 13, 2015 2:10 PM
The city of Ralston is subsidizing its 2-year-old arena to the tune of more than a million dollars a year, and yet the arena is still losing money, according to a recent audit.
By Tom Steward | | May 13, 2015 5:00 AM
By Tom Steward | Watchdog Minnesota Bureau It’s responsible for ensuring public schools get quality teachers, yet the Minnesota Board of Teaching is getting progressively poorer marks from administrators, legislators, teachers and education advocates. The board now faces its toughest exam — a 10-month investigation by the Office of the Legislative Auditor — the equivalent of going to [...]
By Tom Steward | | May 11, 2015 5:00 AM
Minnesota has long been considered part of Midwestern flyover country. Now the North Star state is becoming drive-over country, among truckers and other drivers of diesel vehicles.
By Tom Steward | | May 07, 2015 5:00 AM | 51
Cindy Lindbloom, a personal care attendant in St. Joseph, won't sign a card authorizing part of the state subsidy for her special needs son, Brad, to go toward union dues.
By Tom Steward | | May 05, 2015 5:00 AM
A costly government-owned broadband network in northern Minnesota is stuck in a sort of stimulus time warp.
By Tom Steward | | May 01, 2015 5:00 AM
Minnesota’s municipal liquor stores already lost the battle to keep four Total Wine superstores out of Minnesota, but they can't afford to lose the war.
By Tom Steward | | Apr 29, 2015 5:00 AM
By Tom Steward | Watchdog Minnesota Bureau Minnesota’s bridges, roads and public transit need work, but the state blueprint for fixing and upgrading them contains an accounting flaw that overestimates —  by billions of dollars — how much Minnesotans need to spend. In an unusual outside report, a convoy of transportation-dependent Minnesota businesses say taxpayers could save almost $5 billion on [...]
By Paul Brennan | | Apr 24, 2015 2:20 PM
From taxpayer-funded ghosts in Philadelphia to a flawed study trying to scare people by invoking the ghost of Jim Crow, it’s been a frighteningly busy week in education.
By Eric Boehm | | Apr 24, 2015 5:00 AM
Here’s a story that doesn’t often get written: Politicians in Minnesota voted against spending public money on a new stadium.
By Eric Boehm | | Apr 23, 2015 3:45 PM
In this week’s episode, host Eric Boehm sits down with Victor Matheson, a professor of sports economics at The College of The Holy Cross to discuss a stunning development in Minnesota: politicians voted against using public funding for a new soccer stadium.