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Minneapolis awards Ryan rights to build hotel in Downtown East

The Minneapolis City Council on Friday awarded Ryan Cos. the rights to construct a hotel/apartment building on top of a planned parking ramp in the Downtown East development project. Ryan has proposed 10 floors of hotel, with 17 floors of apartments above it, all set atop a planned 1,610-stall ramp to be constructed on 4th street.

Minimum wage bill staggers forward 

House and Senate leaders said Friday they will continue working towards a compromise on a minimum wage proposal. The proposed constitutional amendment Friday passed the Senate Jobs, Agriculture and Rural Development Committee, despite GOP opposition.

Last-minute surge in signups ahead of MNsure Monday deadline

With the Monday deadline to enroll for health insurance through the state exchange fast approaching, MNsure officials are urging Minnesotans to sign up. Officials are asking for understanding. MNsure is reporting a last minute surge in calls to the MNsure Contact Center.

Largest solar expansion in state history approved

In these days of lingering winter, it's sort of hard to remember what bright sunshine looks like. But that didn't cloud the decision any for Minnesota utility regulators who approved the largest expansion of solar energy in state history.

Gophers fire longtime women's basketball coach Pam Borton

University of Minnesota athletics director Norwood Teague announced this afternoon that longtime women's basketball coach Pam Borton has been fired.

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