Headlines, People, and other news from the State of Minnesota

A look at pension problems, solutions in US cities

City of Richfield makes it easier to eat healthier

Is tornado intensity increasing? (Op-Ed)

Our view: Costs of health-care reform will be borne by counties and states

Plymouth’s city manager, Laurie Ahrens, announces retirement

Tornado warnings coming to Twin Cities billboards

Starting this spring, tornado warnings will be more detailed

Sauk Rapids Mayor arrested in DWI investigation

Minneapolis: Help the city take action on climate change

St. Paul to pay record-tying $400K in police violence case

Minnesota area cities talk about legislative goals

Comcast hiring 150 workers in Twin Cities

Salary torpedoes city manager hire in West St. Paul

Lakeville sharpens its pitch to businesses

Comcast hiring 150 workers in Twin Cities

Edina hires economic development manager

Scandia: New city administrator comes from Luck, Wis.

Minnesota city cancels sports lease backing $27M of bonds

Ordinance zoning entire city as exclusively residential is constitutional

Coon Rapids City Council taps new city manager

Rosemount gets new police chief

Shorewood takes aim at underage drinking

Duluth police use video surveillance along lake

Minn. muni decides to retire coal plant to avoid facing environmental costs

Audit shows Pandora’s box of problems in Vadnais

St. Paul settles lawsuit for $45,000 over man’s arrest

Back to basics: Advice for cities in fiscal crisis

Coon Rapids city manager resigns at request of city council

Minneapolis clamps down on weekend crime

Why do anti-hunger and anti-obesity initiatives always fall short?

USDA announces Federal resource guide to assist rural communities

Minneapolis bans coal tar sealants to keep water safe

105 Mayors Join “Extra Mile Day” Mission

Twin Cities still worst in U.S. for black jobseekers

Millions still without power amid record heat wave

Government jobs hit 4-year high

What the states can do to enforce immigration laws

Layoffs hitting public workers; recovery is hurt

National League of Cities back administration’s annoucement on deportations

People, animals flee floods in NE Minnesota city

Major cities worldwide move to cut emissions

West St. Paul receives complaints against council member who flew Confederate flag

Homelessness made tougher in many cities

U.S. cities lag in climate change prep

City trying to avoid ‘conflict minerals’

Applicant does not have a protected property interest in open city position

Seth McKinney, Sponsor Spotlight

Minneapolis awarded $1 million to hire firefighters

ANALYSIS: Mega-cities and the future opportunities for ‘mobility integrators’

Unemployment rates fall in most US metro areas