Southwest LRT gets green light, Mpls could still be spoiler – StarTribune
Firms are jettisoning the HR department altogether – WSJ
Small biz owners lose a week each year preparing for tax day – Washington Post
Krugman’s review of the Thomas Piketty book – NY Review
A non-wage compensation case against hiking the minimum wage – NCPA
Former Hamm’s brewery site of tilapia, veggies farm – Pioneer Press
No surprises here. Minnesota getting older, more urban – FedGazette
Why rare earth recycling is rare – Ensia
BP’s huge ocean drilling operation off India’s east coast – Economist
Best Buy bilker gets off with no prison after $42 million scheme – StarTribune