There is no circumstance under which the Senate is going to do inflation. They can sit there until the snow melts — it’s not going to happen. We have checked with our members and we don’t have the votes for that.
Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk
Members of the House and Senate minimum wage conference committee traded offers Tuesday evening, with the issue of indexing the wage to inflation emerging as the key sticking point in negotiations.
His moves on minimum wage have perplexed his union supporters and a huge cross-section of the DFL base who wonder: This is a guy who has pushed hard to get a new Senate office building constructed — for $63 million — but he can’t push for a decent minimum wage for the state’s lowest-paid workers? What sort of a DFLer is that?
About seven in 10 minimum-wage workers in Minnesota are women.
Last night, Minneapolis declared its seventh snow emergency of the season.
Use our new snow emergency tracker to figure out where to park your car: www.minnpost.com/snow
(p.s. It works great on mobile, and can easily jump to your current location.)
The people of this precinct deserve to have their voices heard in a process free of intimidation, threats, and physical violence. While we may disagree on who is best fit to serve this district in the Legislature, one thing we do agree upon is that these acts of violence have no place in our party.
Joint statement from Rep. Phyllis Kahn and challenger Mohamud Noor
Faribault Woolen Mills started as a small family-owned business in the nineteenth century and grew to become the largest and longest-surviving woolen mill in Minnesota.
Photo by Sarah (Rosenau) Korf
I love the Art Shanty Projects. I love the creativity and commitment to handicraft you find in the themed shelters you find out on the lake, and I love the people who have committed an enormous amount of time and energy into being out there, providing an experience for visitors and for fellow shanty-builders. I think it’s the best of the region: people pitching in to make a big project together, equal parts unlikely and accessible. They’re doing it cheerfully, and doing it well.
Andy Sturdevant: Art Shanty Projects: So fun you yearn for a longer February
This winter has made even the hardiest Minnesotans question why we bleeping live here. But the freezing weather has some charms — including the tradition of homemade ice rinks.
MinnPost’s Jim Walsh put out a call for readers’ photos and stories of their own backyard rinks in Minnesota, and the results are delightful.
The infamous gaps that separate the Twin Cities’ relatively affluent white population from its persistently poor populations of color — gaps that are wider here than nearly any place in the nation — continue to embarrass and mystify this proudly progressive region.
In a solid three hours of testimony, I didn’t hear a single indication that the killing of 562 wolves by sportsmen, and another 430 by government agents and landowners, and who knows how many by poachers, is having an effect at all. Or ever will.
What you are doing is you are the hens and you open up the hen house to the fox. The NFL comes in and opens up their super store and all they are doing is selling their NFL memorabilia. What you have done is invited a national chain to come into your community and compete with you.
University of South Florida economics professor Philip Porter, on the economic impact of hosting a Super Bowl