The U honors the Hubbards, But With Complications

By Mike Kaszuba By February of this year, the letters were rolling in recommending that the University of Minnesota rename its journalism school after the Hubbard family, the radio and television pioneers who had created a media conglomerate centered around KSTP-TV. One letter came from Sam Donaldson, the longtime ABC-TV anchor and White House correspondent. […]

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Examining Shakopee’s Amazon warehouse subsidies

By Mike Kaszuba By most standards, the sprawling Amazon warehouse facility that opened in Shakopee a year ago has been a success. The building totals 850,000 square feet, employees thousands of workers, and recently has been hiring full-time warehouse associates at a starting pay of up to $15.50 an hour, plus health care benefits and […]

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SEC cited State of Minnesota for misstatements in bond offerings

By Matt Ehling and Mike Kaszuba The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) cited the State of Minnesota last year for making “material misstatements” in the sale of municipal bonds, according to records obtained by Public Record Media (PRM). A 2016 order issued by the SEC, a federal regulatory agency that monitors the country’s financial industry, […]

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