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Daily Reformer: You had a nice life grandma, but we need...

Good morning. Sign up for Daily Reformer straight to your in-box here.  This morning in the Reformer:  Ricardo Lopez on Minnesota’s efforts, helped by foreign language...

State still needs to take public comment on Enbridge Line 3

As our state and nation struggle with the impacts of the Coronavirus, and bars, coffee shops, and restaurants shut down, some business is still...

Here’s what Politico got wrong about the Iron Range

The national political publication Politico profiled the shifting political winds on northern Minnesota's Mesabi Iron Range. Reporter Adam Behsudi and photographer M. Scott Mahaskey...

The best economic solution: A check in every account. This is...

Minnesota’s economy is about to get walloped because so many workers can’t do their jobs at home. Jobs which require a physical presence, like...

New federal sick leave law: Who’s eligible, who’s not and how...

On March 18, President Donald Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act into law. The legislation is an emergency intervention to provide paid leave...

Daily Reformer: Bailouts for all

Good day! (Get Daily Reformer in your in-box!) With all the talk of bailouts of airlines etc., here’s a must read from Tim Wu on...

Daily Reformer: A COVID-19 travelogue

Good morning. (Sign up to receive Daily Reformer to your in-box here.) The Legislature will effectively recess for a month, conducting limited business related to...

COVID-19: Washing our hands is not enough. We need the right...

“It will go away. Just stay calm. Be calm. It’s really working out. A lot of good things are going to happen.” President Trump,...

Daily Reformer: In the absence of federal guidance, governor and private...

Good morning.  Another Reformer EXCLUSIVE. Today Ricardo Lopez reports on the financial and membership problems at AFSCME Council 5, a heavyweight in DFL politics in...

Are you a democratic socialist? You’re like some famous popes.

A popular website claiming to be able to peg a person’s political coordinates informed my oldest son and me that we are both left-leaning...
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