Voter turnout bounces back in Mpls., St. Paul. Did ranked-choice play role?

Voter turnout bounces back in Mpls., St. Paul. Did ranked-choice play role?

This year's increases have broken the free fall in Twin Cities voter turnout in municipal elections, which crashed about 20 points between 1993 and 2009.
Big changes coming in the needs of Minnesota's veterans
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Big changes coming in the needs of Minnesota's veterans

November 10
In decades to come, the VA will be helping more women -- and more veterans with chronic conditions.
From parks and farms to housing, see how Twin Cities land has changed
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From parks and farms to housing, see how Twin Cities land has changed

October 18
Met Council data illustrates how the region has evolved after the recession. Find where you live, and see before-and-after satellite views.
Twin Cities' gravel needs grow, but there's less of it every day
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Twin Cities' gravel needs grow, but there's less of it every day

October 18
The region is increasingly reliant on mines in the southeast metro to make our concrete and asphalt, a resource that's a lot cheaper if it's local.
Golf courses give way to new housing amid demand for land
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Golf courses give way to new housing amid demand for land

October 17
More than 900 acres of golf courses have been redeveloped across the metro.
Farms and factories fade in burgeoning metro cities
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Farms and factories fade in burgeoning metro cities

October 16
Three suburbs and two central cities led the metro area in the most acres changed to a new land use between 2010 and 2016. Here's which ones, and why.
Employers, once poised for big changes, settle for benefit tweaks
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Employers, once poised for big changes, settle for benefit tweaks

October 28
Open enrollment won't feature the big changes that could have come with the repeal of the federal Affordable Care Act.
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St. Paul mayoral candidates draw cash from donors outside the city

October 24
Star Tribune analysis shows which candidates are favored in different St. Paul neighborhoods and what communities outside St. Paul — and outside Minnesota — are financially fueling the race.
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Park and rec land passes milestone, but growth has slowed

October 19
Regional parks are no longer acquiring land as aggressively, but the Twin Cities has now passed 200,000 acres of park and recreation land.