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Local Government Aid: Actions Speak Louder than Words

Gubernatorial candidates of all political persuasions support city Local Government Aid (LGA), at least while on the campaign trail. After all, LGA is an important source of funding for city services and helps keep property tax rates at reasonable levels, particularly in communities that have small tax bases or a demographically driven demand for higher spending levels. Few aspirants to the state’s executive mansion campaign on a platform of kyboshing LGA, given the legitimate role it plays within the property tax system and its statewide popularity, particularly…

Video: Tech Crawl

Budding entrepreneurs and innovators seeking strategic advice, resources and networking opportunities had the opportunity to join in a series of 20 events across the metro during the first ever Twin Cities Startup Week. Minnesota 2020 headed out to the Startup Crawl to learn more about different busineses in the metro…

Energy Trends: Fossil Future or Renewable Outlook?

Energy, sitting at the intersection of powering society and emitting greenhouse gasses (GHG) linked to climate change, has become a highly partisan issue, stylized into soundbites. War on coal. Windturbine syndrome. Renewable energy raises electricity rates. 400 parts per million. The list goes on. Though there is at least partial…

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