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Apr 9, 2014

Hearings to address Bottineau LRT impact statement

The Hennepin County Regional Railroad Authority will host four public hearings on the Bottineau Transitway light rail project’s environmental impact statement.

Apr 9, 2014

CP train yard expansion requires wetlands fill

The state Environmental Quality Board has published an environmental assessment worksheet for the proposed expansion of Canadian Pacific Railway’s train receiving yard near Pig’s Eye Lake.

Apr 2, 2014

Anne Henry: Speaking up for the disabled

Anne Henry and the Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid Disability Law Center push disabilities services funding.

Apr 2, 2014

Report: Minorities make less use of park system

A new Met Council report helps explain why ethnic minorities are much less likely than their Caucasian neighbors to use the regional park system.

Apr 2, 2014

Fewer violators in 2013, but aquatic invasive species still big problem

Fewer boaters are violating laws aimed at stopping the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS), says a new state Department of Natural Resources report.

Mar 26, 2014

On the sidelines, but hardly idle

Longtime House Speaker Steve Sviggum relishes teaching at the U of M's Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

Mar 26, 2014

Minneapolis Veterans Home gets CMS certification

A Minneapolis long-term care facility is the first Minnesota Veterans Home to receive certification to qualify for Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement.

Mar 26, 2014

MPCA forums to study riverway sediment reduction

A draft report outlining strategies to reduce choking sediments in the Minnesota and Mississippi rivers will be the subject of three public comment sessions next month.

Mar 21, 2014

Mark Siegel: Refusing to be stopped

DHS’s Siegel overcomes disease to make outsized contributions to health care policy.

Mar 21, 2014

Board may OK sand mining ‘toolkit’ for local governments

A document to help local governments regulate silica sand mining was scheduled for a possible vote by the Environmental Quality Board late Wednesday.

Mar 21, 2014

Report details judicial branch’s 2013 initiatives

The Minnesota Judicial Branch has released its annual report, detailing the various strides that state and district courts have made over the past year.

Mar 12, 2014

Safe-driving group wants more specific language in law

A nonprofit group wants to substitute the word “accident,” sprinkled throughout Minnesota's hit-and-run law, with the word “collision.”

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