MnDOT steps up oversight of drone use

By Mike Kaszuba Over the past four years, state transportation officials have issued cease and desist orders and other warnings regarding unauthorized drone flights to a series of commercial users, ranging from Xcel Energy to Edina Realty. The written warnings, obtained by Public Record Media (PRM), a St. Paul non profit, show how the state […]

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City e-mails show the aftermath of the death of Prince

By Mike Kaszuba On the day after Prince died last year, Chanhassen’s mayor was very much in demand. CNN, the cable news network, wanted Mayor Denny Laufenburger to appear on Wolf Blitzer’s show to talk about what the Minnesota music legend had meant to the city.  Prince had lived in the Minneapolis suburb for many […]

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Looking at the ownership structure of Minnesota United

By Mike Kaszuba In April of last year, city officials entered into a series of agreements that paved the way for a privately-built stadium that would host a Major League Soccer team in St. Paul. The city and the team, Minnesota United, made their first major public announcement about the project in October of 2015.  […]

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