A group of legislators from both sides of the aisle want to create a new corporate structure in Minnesota that they say would fill a gap between for-profit and non-profit corporations. B-Corps or "public benefit corporations," which already exist in Vermont and California, would give investors a chance to fund businesses that seek to provide a social good but perhaps pay out lower returns.
Vikings lead off general manager interviews with Monti Ossenfort
Several candidates will interview for the job this week.
Firefighters respond to smoke-filled cabin to find man asleep inside
A wood stove was determined to be the cause of the smoke.
MSP snowplow drivers reach contract agreement after threatening strike
Teamsters Local 320 reached an agreement with the Metropolitan Airports Commission Saturday.
What you should know about the Vikings' head coach candidates
Seven candidates were revealed on Saturday morning.
COVID testing site in Minneapolis to move temporarily as Boat Show moves in
The testing site will be moved to U.S. Bank Stadium.
Man dies after being 'punched in the head' during altercation in Duluth
A 46-year-old man is in custody and facing 1st-degree manslaughter charges.
Deion Sanders says Zimmer, Spielman hadn't spoken 'in months'
Sanders' comments revealed some of the Vikings' issues last season.
Brooklyn Park man pleads guilty in 2020 fatal drive-by shooting
Devon Manley will be sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 30 years.
Man gets 10 years for fatal pawn shop fire during Minneapolis riots
The incident, which took place during riots in May 2020, resulted in one man's death.
Backers hope bill would end synthetic drug sales in Minnesota
Past laws banning specific compounds have simply prompted chemists to create new "analogs" -- similar compounds with the same effects -- to get around the rules. New legislation at the Capitol has broader language that sponsors say would ban both existing synthetics and their analogs.
Senate approves bill that would expand right to use deadly force
A bill that would expand Minnesotans' rights to use deadly force outside their homes has passed the Senate. Supporters say it would give people more ability to protect themselves from imminent threats, but critics say it would promote "vigilante justice." Gov. Dayton has sent a strong signal that he will side with law enforcers, who say the new rules would endanger police, and veto the legislation.
House bill would require teachers to pass basic skills tests before entering classroom
Teachers currently have three years to pass a basic skills test, but a bill that received unanimous backing in the House would require teachers to pass the test before they work in the classroom and would also make the exam more rigorous.
Watchdog's report spells out connections between Minnesota lawmakers, corporate lobbyists
Common Cause Minnesota released a report this week on the American Legislation Exchange Council, where corporate lobbyists meet up with state lawmakers to draft legislation. Common Cause is criticizing this close relationship between private interests and public lawmakers.
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