Reality Check

Reality Check: Who Gets Paid Sick Days?Thousands of Minnesotans don't get paid when they don't work, and that could be making you sick.
Reality Check: Forbes Magazine Ranks The Vikings WorthThe Minnesota Vikings are worth more today than at any time in Purple franchise history. That's according to a Forbes magazine ranking of NFL teams, which found the value of the Vikings is rising fast.
Reality Check: Minnesota's Sports Facilities Building BoomMinnesota's new major league soccer franchise may be closing in on a location for its new home: a privately-financed $150 million, 20,000 seat soccer stadium in St. Paul or Minneapolis.
Reality Check: Fact & Fiction In The Immigration DebateThe number of unauthorized Mexican immigrants in the United States seems like a big number, and it is: 5.9 million people in 2012. But that number is down one million, from the 6.9 million unlawful entries in 2007.
Reality Check: U.S. Bank Logo On New Vikings StadiumU.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis is now 65 percent complete, and is scheduled to open next summer. On the future home of the Vikings is one of the biggest NFL stadium logos in the country.
Reality Check: Trip To Pluto Cost Less Than Vikings StadiumNASA scientists and planet lovers everywhere are cheering the Pluto space probe, which is now sending images of the dwarf planet back to Earth. The cost of the 10-year voyage is raising eyebrows, but not for the reasons you might think.
Reality Check: Lobbyist Spending In Minnesota Minnesota lobbyists spent $70 million last year to influence state decision makers, according to a new report from the Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board. And so far in 2015, that trend is not slowing down.
Reality Check: Gov. Mark Dayton Faces Criticism For Cabinet RaisesDFL Governor Mark Dayton is not backing down from criticism over huge pay hikes he gave his Cabinet. He says Minnesota's top officials make less than other states. The two-term Democratic Governor says Minnesota's top officials are underpaid.
Reality Check: Minnesota's Sex Offender Treatment ProgramMinnesota's sex offender treatment program is getting sharp scrutiny after a federal judge ruled it unconstitutional. It turns out that Minnesota locks up more dangerous sex offenders than almost anywhere else.
Reality Check: Who Pays Estate Taxes?Minnesotans are like everyone else when it comes to the end of our lives. But unlike 31 other states, some of us pay estate taxes after we're gone... and it's not popular.
Reality Check: Major League Soccer & Public Stadium FundingMinnesota lawmakers are showing a deep reluctance to wade into another stadium debate at the Capitol. That's after Major League Soccer awarded a professional franchise to a group of Minnesota investors, who may ask for public stadium funding -- the same kind of funding every other professional sports team got.
Reality Check: The Price Of Not Buying Health InsuranceMinnesotans have until Feb. 15 to sign up for health care insurance or pay a tax penalty. And this year, that penalty could really sting. According to MNsure, the state's health care exchange, the 2015 penalty for not buying insurance coverage is: