Eric Wieffering

Assistant Managing Editor | News
Phone: 612-673-1736
Eric Wieffering supervises coverage of local and regional news, including politics, education, the environment and other topics.

Recent content from Eric Wieffering

Wieffering: Rising gas prices not as evil as you might think

Americans believe deeply in the virtues of free markets. Except when they behave in ways we don't like.

Updated: March 24, 2012, - 10:26 PM

Wieffering: Proceed with caution on 'reforms' of device OKs

The medical device industry is right. The approval process for new devices is badly broken.

Updated: March 20, 2012, - 08:57 PM

School reform free-for-all has the cash flying

Education reform has all the hallmarks of a parent-led, grass-roots movement to fix failing public schools.

Updated: March 10, 2012, - 02:51 PM

Making the case for lower corporate taxes

Corporate tax cut fever is in the air.

Updated: March 03, 2012, - 02:39 PM

Wieffering: HEI in the pink but hardly tickled

HEI Inc. posted its first profit in three years Monday, and investors seem increasingly confident that CEO Mark Thomas is delivering on his turnaround plan for the Victoria-based technology firm. Since late December, HEI's share price has surged almost 30 percent.

Updated: March 01, 2012, - 12:48 AM

Wieffering: For Lusso, luxury vision ends up in bankruptcy

The Lusso Collection, an Eden Prairie-based club that offered unlimited access to dozens of multimillion-dollar getaway homes around the world, promised members a "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous"-like experience.

Updated: February 25, 2012, - 09:16 PM

Wieffering: Approval in St. Paul always seems to be conditional

St. Paul residents may wonder why their property taxes are going up in 2012 even as the amount of services and amenities the city can afford to provide goes down.

Updated: February 22, 2012, - 10:05 PM

Property tax system needs reform, not quick 'fixes'

A decade ago, Minnesota legislators and business interests struck a grand bargain around property taxes.

Updated: February 18, 2012, - 02:01 PM

Wieffering: Good pay, job security in two years instead of four

E.J. Daigle has a plea for America's moms and dads.

Updated: February 16, 2012, - 10:12 AM

Jobs go wanting

Manufacturing companies are struggling to find enough people who can program and run the high-tech machines that cut metal and plastic components. But these precision manufacturing jobs are also among the highest-paying. Though the total number of jobs is expected to shrink in the next decade, demand for these skills is expected to remain strong.

Updated: February 15, 2012, - 09:57 PM

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