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Living by the law

We have been friends and brothers for some time. Tragically, we came together after the shooting at Tree of Life – Or L'Simcha Congregation...

Same food, less fun: Farmers’ markets adjust to coronavirus

On a recent Saturday, customers walked single-file through Mill City Farmers Market, like Catholics in line for communion. If they wanted to purchase something,...

Tracking economic malaise and collapse through the lens of one northeast...

From 2005 to 2015 — the years bracketing the extended impacts of the Great Recession — northeast Minnesota sustained the greatest share of Minnesota’s...

Outdoor dining allowed starting June 1 in Minnesota; salons to reopen...

Gov. Tim Walz announced Minnesota restaurants will be allowed to re-open for outdoor dining starting June 1, Wednesday. Salons and barber shops will also be...

Data: Women, Black Minnesotans, young people are getting worst of...

Women, Black people and young Minnesotans are suffering the worst of the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an analysis of recent...

Pay raises, COVID-19 economic aid derailed by partisan bickering in Legislature

The clock is once again ticking for Gov. Tim Walz and lawmakers to overcome partisan differences that derailed a number of legislative priorities left...

We’re security officers, but we don’t feel secure

I’ve been a security officer for over 11 years, and our industry has never gotten the respect we deserve. Now with the COVID-19 pandemic,...

Local government cash crunch coming as expenses up, tax receipts down

Minnesota cities and counties face massive uncertainty as they try to prepare their budgets, facing unknown new costs to deal with COVID-19 and the...

Minnesota will be recovering from COVID-19 for years

It seems like this has been going on forever. On March 6, I wrote the following in our newsletter, Daily Reformer:  With Super Tuesday over...

Walz order: Workers may refuse to work if not given COVID-19...

Gov. Tim Walz issued an executive order Wednesday that says workers cannot be fired for refusing to work in unsafe conditions, including not having...
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