Governor Mark Dayton intends to streamline the permitting process for future business projects. At the same time he wants to make sure the state keeps solid environmental protections.
Coller: Did the Vikings wait too long to fire Zimmer, Spielman?
This wasn’t just ugly. This was ugly, ugly.
Walz, Flanagan call on Hennepin Co. sheriff to resign
"I would say that it is time for him to resign," the Lt. Gov. said.
Months after missing deadline, Enbridge says Line 3 aquifer breach is fixed
The company told Bring Me The News it "successfully stopped the flow of groundwater" at the site.
Baby, teenager among 4 found dead along MN, Canada border
Authorities believe all four froze to death.
Former roller rink, tennis courts will become new sports hub
The Wooddale Fun Zone has been closed since spring of 2020.
Popular hibachi food truck opens second Twin Cities restaurant
The much-anticipated Daruma opens for takeout Thursday evening.
What changes are coming to the Vikings' offensive line?
Once again, Minnesota has work to do to figure out its interior spots
One of Minnesota's key COVID-19 leaders is retiring
Kris Ehresmann has given more than 30 years of her life to public health in Minnesota.
Plan to develop Orono park on hold after Daytons object
The Dayton family donated the land to the city for the park in the 1970s.
Child from Twin Cities, school staff member die from COVID
Both deaths were reported by the Minnesota Department of Health Thursday.
3 clippers will deliver snow to Minnesota through Tuesday
Clippers move through Friday night, Saturday night and again Monday.
Plan to drop environmental reviews for Magnetation shelved
Instead of waiving some environmental reviews, state lawmakers will offer to speed them up in hopes of luring Magnetation's iron pellet plant to northern Minnesota. The company is looking at building the plant in Wisconsin or Indiana to avoid a permitting process it considers strict and cumbersome.
Minnesota lawmakers push for faster medical device approval
DFL Sen. Amy Klobuchar is taking the lead in the Senate with the bill aimed to speed up the FDA's approval process. Republican Rep. Erik Paulsen is pushing the bill in the House. Both say the faster the regulation process, the more products will be created, resulting in more jobs.
Environmental review of PolyMet mine could be ready for public in October
PolyMet Mining wants to open a copper and nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota. The company has been working with the Environmental Protection Agency on how the project will meet air and water quality standards. Congressman Chip Cravaack says a supplemental environmental impact statement could be released to the public in October.
Governor and GOP sing praises of new law speeding environmental permits
In a rare bit of bipartisanship at the Capitol, Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican lawmakers celebrated Dayton's signing of a measure that speeds up the environmental permitting process. Businesses will get a yes or no answer from the DNR or Pollution Control Agency within 150 days of applying for a permit.
Obama wants to fast-track power-line projects, including one in Minnesota
The White House is trying to streamline the permitting process for new power lines as it works to modernize the electrical grid. The projects should mean new jobs and fewer blackouts.
Dayton vows to renew push to raise taxes of wealthiest Minnesotans
Gov. Mark Dayton told a University of Minnesota audience resistance to paying more in taxes will be "the death of this country if it's not corrected." Dayton says he'll work again to raise taxes paid by the wealthiest two percent of Minnesotans. Republican resistance to that plan was at the center of the stalemate that produced last year's government shutdown.
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