Minnesota

Could 'North' become the new Silicon Valley?

Mar 2, 2015
Business leaders say the region's cold weather creates a climate for innovation.
Posted In: Minnesota, business, weather, branding

Rail delays shut down Midwestern power plants

Sep 17, 2014
Minnesota utility couldn't get enough coal by rail to keep four plants operating
Posted In: coal, trains, Minnesota

How to grow lettuce and fish indoors, all year long

Sep 10, 2014
Outside Duluth, Minnesota, a greenhouse grows tilapia and lettuce side by side.
Posted In: Agriculture, Minnesota, aquiponics, farming

What you need to know about charter schools

Jul 1, 2014
They're public schools, funded by taxpayers, but they don't go by the usual book
Posted In: charter schools, Minnesota

One school teaching life skills through hockey

Jan 1, 2013
Educators continue to experiment -- trying to find formats that engage kids and help prep the workforce of the future. One new private school near Minneapolis offers a particularly "Minnesota"-style approach.
Posted In: School, Sports, Minnesota

Minnesota cracks down on free online education

Oct 19, 2012
Minnesota officials have told online learning companies they're not allowed to teach state residents unless they get a license.
Posted In: online education, Minnesota

Minnesota in the black -- for now

Dec 2, 2011
An unexpected budget surplus sees Minnesota in the black...at least for now.
Posted In: Minnesota, state budgets

Greenwash alert: Minnesota jobs policy

Nov 11, 2008
Yesterday, Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty presented an extension of JOBZ (Job Opportunity Building Zones) to incorporate jobs related to renewable...
Posted In: green jobs, Minnesota, policy