By Tom Steward | | Jul 29, 2015 5:00 AM | 31
Chip Purcell, who built his family's dream home in woods and fields just outside the city, got quite the shock when he heard about a new neighbor — a 70-acre solar farm.
By Tom Steward | | Jul 20, 2015 5:00 AM | 316
Renee Katz has one question for the Service Employees International Union: What about “no” don’t you understand?
By Tom Steward | | Jul 16, 2015 5:00 AM | 79
Minnesota cities and counties are making the living anything but easy for e-cigarette shop owners and customers. A wave of recently enacted ordinances has prompted the Independent Vapor Retailers of Minnesota to warn members not to let their guard down this summer.

“While the calendar is a bit lighter, you can see why WE CANNOT EVER go on ‘vacation’ from Advocacy (not even over the Summer months),” states IVRM”s latest e-newsletter distributed to 68 member vaping businesses statewide.

By Tom Steward | | Jul 14, 2015 5:00 AM | 7
Time, as well as the patience of state regulators, appears to have run out on a 17-turbine wind-energy project in the works since 2006. The Minnesota Department of Commerce, on July 6, recommended revoking the project site permit.

Developers of the 31.5 megawatt facility, once estimated to cost $63 million, had gotten a pair of two-year extensions to get the proposed Comfrey Wind Energy farm off the ground.

But the owners of the long-stalled project claim it’s a sign a regulatory system that helped foster Minnesota’s wind-energy developers now works against them.

By Eric Boehm | | Jul 13, 2015 2:49 PM
It’s been less than three months since the Minnesota Legislature and Gov. Mark Dayton decided there would not be a taxpayer-funded soccer-specific stadium in downtown Minneapolis. But Minnesotans, or at least residents of St. Paul, might end up picking up the tab for a stadium anyway.
By Paul Brennan | | Jul 10, 2015 1:26 PM | 11
From Washington D.C., where school money is missing, to Milwaukee, where school kids are radicals, it’s been an interesting week in education news.
By Tom Steward | | Jul 09, 2015 5:00 AM | 182
Mary Ann Howitson got quite the surprise when, as a new member of the Service Employees International Union, she'll have to shell out an extra $550 a year.
By Tom Steward | | Jul 07, 2015 5:00 AM
It's been 10 years since Kirstin Rogers moved to Minnesota in hopes of continuing her 12-year teaching career, but state regulations forced her out of the classroom.
By Tom Steward | | Jul 03, 2015 5:00 AM | 109
Staff Sgt. Dave Thul thought his days in harm’s way ended when he retired from the Minnesota Army National Guard.
By Tori Richards | | Jul 03, 2015 5:00 AM | 106
While Americans show their patriotism this weekend by flying Old Glory and watching fireworks, only 28 percent of the nation thinks the United States is the best place in the world to live, according to recent study.