Renting rooms for homeless got too expensive, so Hennepin County bought hotels

More than $25 million was spent to buy five motels and hotels and another property.
Politics

State Senate narrowly backs right to abortion in state law

Dave MacLennan, CEO of Cargill and one of Minnesota’s most globally influential/high profile leaders, gave his final interview in his office before
Business

Cargill's ex-CEO 'DMac' reflects: 'The next 10 years will be far more volatile'

Passengers rode a light-rail train in downtown Minneapolis earlier in the week. Metro Transit fare dodgers can be charged with a misdemeanor and fined
Alex Kormann, Star Tribune
Passengers rode a light-rail train in downtown Minneapolis earlier in the week. Metro Transit fare dodgers can be charged with a misdemeanor and fined $180, though that rarely happens.

Lawmakers seek to reduce fare-dodging penalty on transit

Efforts in play at the Capitol to change system for penalizing those who don't pay.
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Reusse: Johnson playing it slow and steady amid dismal Gophers season

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A historic step to protect the BWCA

Science, not politics, guided the Biden administration's 20-year mining moratorium. This is what natural resources leadership looks like.

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