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Activists stand athwart highway expansion, yelling stop

DULUTH — Jordan van der Hagen, a landscape designer, wants I-35 through downtown Duluth replaced with a boulevard. The freeway, he argues, is a...

Homeownership slips in Twin Cities as developers focus on apartments and...

For decades the Twin Cities has boasted one of the highest rates of homeownership in the nation. But a surge of demand and a lack...

With antitrust emerging as key concern on Capitol Hill, drug pricing...

Congress is beginning to take notice as corporations become increasingly dominant in one or more marketplaces. It’s investigating whether Amazon, Google, Apple and Facebook are...

Reformer Radio: Marathon v. the Teamsters

Workers at the oil refinery in St. Paul Park say the plant’s owner, Marathon, has put them on a path to catastrophe. “Safety’s kinda went...

Poor People’s Campaign push for ‘Third Reconstruction’ in America

The Rev. Dr. William Barber and Democratic members of Congress unveiled a resolution Wednesday calling for a “Third Reconstruction” to tackle poverty and the...

Reports: Drug manufacturers and middlemen both responsible for rising prices

The world of prescription drug pricing can be bewildering — intentionally so, some critics of the industry claim.  Whether that’s true or not, several reports...

Sammy’s Avenue Eatery weathered a pandemic and civil unrest and came...

Sammy McDowell just wanted to be his own boss and make good food for people.  But Sammy’s Avenue Eatery became much more to the people...

Federal probe of drug middlemen urged

After years of accusations in Minnesota and elsewhere, a bipartisan group in the U.S. Senate wants federal regulators to investigate whether drug middlemen and...

Effort to rein in electronic pull tabs pits tribal casinos against...

A fierce debate has emerged at the State Capitol over the future of legal gambling. Minnesota tribes, which control slot machine gambling, are pushing...

With unemployment fund dry, taxes going up

Minnesota’s unemployment trust fund went from a $1.5 billion surplus before the pandemic hit to a $1.36 billion deficit today, which means payroll taxes...

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