Good Question: What's The Cost Of Raising A U.S. Child?The Department of Agriculture releases a report every year estimating what it costs to raise one child from the ages of zero to 17. In 2014, the estimate came out to $245,340. So, where does that money go?
Opponents Of SWLRT Tie Ribbons To Trees In Proposed Route's PathCritics of the proposed Southwest Light Rail line are trying something new in their attempts to stop the project. On Saturday they tied green ribbons on trees that they say would be taken out to make way for the tracks along the Kenilworth Corridor in Minneapolis.
Big Road Closures Affecting Weekend DrivingWith road construction season in full swing, there are a few big closures that will affect your drive time this weekend.
Survey: Taxis Are Losing Business Travelers To UberTaxi drivers are losing business travelers to Uber, according to a new survey. The survey shows that between April and June, 2015, Uber accounted for 55 percent of ground transportation receipts. Taxis accounted for 43 percent.
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.
Session 2015: Where Issues Stand With Special Session DoneThe Legislature wrapped up its 2015 work in a flurry, with lawmakers working nearly a month late to finalize a $42 billion budget. Here's a look at some of the state's new laws, some that failed, and what may be on the horizon.
Metro Transit Celebrates Green Line's 1st Year With Weekend ClosuresMetro Transit is excited about the continued success of the Green Line. Sunday marks its one-year anniversary, so Metro Transit will distribute commemorative buttons along the way on Monday.
Good Question: How Are Our Goods Shipped Over The Country?Late Tuesday night, the Upper Saint Anthony Falls Lock and Dam will be closed for good. It's an attempt to stop invasive Asian carp from getting into Minnesota's lakes.
Democrats Hope To Wedge Road Funding Into Special SessionSome top Minnesota Democrats are ditching a call for a wholesale gasoline tax in an effort to force action on transportation funding this year. Ambitious plans to increase funds for the state's ailing network of roads and bridges were stymied this legislative session by disagreement over how to pay for it.
Dayton Signs 4 Budget Bills, Still Weighing Other VetoesThe Democratic governor has already vetoed a public school funding bill he deems insufficient. He's also weighing calls to veto budgets that fund environment and agricultural programs, state government agencies and a jobs and energy bill.
Group Criticizes MN Lawmakers For Making No Progress On Transportation FundingOne thing that did not get done this year's Minnesota legislative session is a transportation bill. The failure to fund those fixes pushed a statewide coalition of more than 200 businesses and organizations to act.
As Lawmakers Battle Budget Deadline, Impact Becomes ClearerAs Minnesota lawmakers scrambled Sunday to piece together the state's next budget before a fast-approaching deadline, the impact of the roughly $41.5 billion package on the states' residents started coming into focus.