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By Tom Steward | Watchdog.org | 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 | Watchdog.org | 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 | Watchdog.org | 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 | Watchdog.org | 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 | Watchdog.org | 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 | Watchdog.org | 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.
By Tom Steward | Watchdog.org | Apr 23, 2015 5:00 AM | 187
Skye Hoekstra may be doing her part to close one of the nation’s worst minority achievement gaps — on borrowed time.
By Tom Steward | Watchdog.org | Apr 21, 2015 5:00 AM
Gregg Peppin saw his late father’s name on the Missing Money website, which the state uses to connect people with their cash.
By Tom Steward | Watchdog.org | Apr 17, 2015 5:00 AM
By Tom Steward | Watchdog Minnesota Bureau It’s like winning the lottery without buying a ticket. But, odds are, you may never see the payout. The Minnesota Commerce Department holds a $650 million jackpot of unclaimed property — mainly lost funds held by the state — waiting for tens of thousands of Minnesotans to redeem. It’s not the government’s [...]
By Tom Steward | Watchdog.org | Apr 15, 2015 5:00 AM
By Tom Steward | Watchdog Minnesota Bureau After signing most — but not all — landowners to new leases, Geronimo Energy has dropped a controversial move over a state deadline, which threatened construction of the Black Oak Getty wind farm. After signing most — but not all — landowners to new leases, Geronimo Energy has dropped a controversial move that threatened [...]