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The Legislature has a long to-do list on transportation

Every morning, Linda Hale crosses University Avenue just outside of Northtown Mall in Blaine to get to work at the local Burger King. She...

Report: $15-an-hour minimum wage would reduce poverty, cut jobs

WASHINGTON—The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office in a report Monday found a gradual increase to a $15 federal minimum wage by 2025 would reduce poverty,...

GOP senators score meeting with Biden to discuss more modest relief...

WASHINGTON — Ten Republican senators on Monday took up President Joe Biden on his calls for working across the aisle on economic relief, though...

Biden rolls out $1.9 trillion emergency package to battle pandemic and...

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden is calling on Congress to approve a sweeping package for economic and pandemic relief with a price tag twice...

Minneapolis could vote on rent stabilization this fall

Minneapolis voters could decide this fall to limit rent increases in a city where more than half of residents are renters. City Council President Lisa...

What’s in the COVID-19 relief bill, and what’s not in it

WASHINGTON — Congress is set to pass a massive bipartisan emergency relief bill that’s intended to aid Americans affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Summaries...

Pandemic hits women, people of color hardest

Kimberly Jones knew something was up as she was walking to a company-wide meeting and saw some veteran employees packing up their belongings. She’d started...

Democratic, GOP Minnesota lawmakers among recipients of Paycheck Protection Program loans

At least 23 Minnesota lawmakers received nearly $1.4 million worth of low-interest, forgivable loans from the federal Paycheck Protection Program, according to newly released...

Minnesotan Denis McDonough joins Biden cabinet as secretary of Veterans Affairs

WASHINGTON—President-elect Joe Biden said Thursday he will nominate U.S. Rep. Marcia Fudge of Ohio, former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack and Minnesota native Denis McDonough...

The morality of canceling student debt

President-elect Joe Biden promised to forgive at least some student debt during his campaign, and he now supports immediately canceling $10,000 per borrower as...