Good Question: Why Does The Gov't Own So Much Land Out West?he leader of a small, armed group that's been occupying a federal nature preserve told reporters Wednesday the group won't leave until a plan is in place to turn the federal land over to the locals. So, why does the federal government own so much land in the West? Good Question.
Dayton Looking To Feds For Water Quality Boost Gov. Mark Dayton is aiming to set up a program with the federal government to fund water quality improvement efforts in Minnesota.
New Gov. Walker Commission Focuses On Gov't EfficiencyA new bipartisan commission created by Gov. Scott Walker to make government more efficient is meeting for the first time. Walker created the commission on government reform, efficiency and performance by executive order earlier this week.
Uncle Sam Joining Ranks Of Businesses Reviewed On YelpWatch out TSA: You'll be joining the ranks of beauty salons, taco stands, and other services reviewed on Yelp, and Uncle Sam says it will take the online ratings into account to improve what the government calls "customer satisfaction."
May Brings Small Shift In Minnesota Unemployment Picture Minnesota's unemployment rate has barely budged in a year and has registered at 3.8 percent for May. That's within a tenth of a percent of what it was a year ago in June and a tick higher than it was in April.
Special Session Date On Hold As Dayton, Daudt Meet AgainA one-day special session will be held next month so lawmakers can wrap up unfinished business. What they'll actually be voting on has yet to be determined.
Lagging Laws, Changing Habits Mean Less Gov't Data KeptThe pursuit of documents to shed light on Minnesota government decisions is increasingly missing a key element: the paper. As more deliberations occur via email, text messaging and other paperless platforms, there's less left for the historical record.
Dayton Creates Council To Boost State Government DiversityGov. Mark Dayton is trying to make the state's workforce more diverse. The state's new Diversity and Inclusion Council aims to better recruit and retain employees from diverse backgrounds. The governor signed an executive order Tuesday creating the council. Dayton's administration has also hired a full-time recruiter dedicated to the task.
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Dayton Has Crucial Union Edge In Governor's RaceGov. Mark Dayton got a hero's welcome Monday from union workers at the Minnesota AFL-CIO Conference in St. Paul. Dayton, Minnesota's first Democratic governor in two decades, told convention delegates he delivered what he promised – jobs.
What's Open, What's Closed On Memorial Day?It's Memorial Day, a day where we take time to honor those past and present who have served our country to ensure our freedom. It also leads to some confusion on what places are closed and what are open.
GM Recalls 2.7M More Cars; 'Major Announcement' From Feds To Come At 11:15 A.M.U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Acting Administrator David Friedman are holding a press conference.