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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...

Farmers likely to see more multinational trade deals crafted in Biden...

WASHINGTON—American farmers who have gone through the drama and turbulence of trade and agriculture policy in the Trump administration can expect a far more...

Spyhouse workers narrowly vote against unionization; company rewards them with hazard...

Spyhouse Coffee Co., the upscale Twin Cities chain with six locations, won’t become a union shop. An organized labor push that began in August...

The eviction moratorium is working, but some landlords find a way

Dabby Dobbins was sure she and her family were going to be kicked out of their house in Minneapolis, and she had no idea...

Fort Snelling project secures affordable housing financing while costing $900,000 per...

A plan to save 26 crumbling buildings at Fort Snelling’s Upper Post and turn them into moderately priced apartments for veterans narrowly secured critical...

Hennepin County to purchase two properties for homeless people

Hennepin County will spend $3.5 million in federal COVID-19 relief aid to buy two properties for people experiencing homelessness: a 35-room motel in southwest...

Why the eviction moratorium is so important for the Minnesota economy

Gov. Tim Walz has continued to extend a ban on evictions resulting from non-payment. The most recent executive order, which became effective August 4th,...

Unrest ruined their businesses, rebuilding may displace them for good

First came the pandemic that forced many of the small restaurants in St. Paul’s Midway Shopping Center to temporarily close. Then, as many were...