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Latest on COVID-19 in Minnesota: Community transmission biggest cause 2.4.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Gov. Tim Walz says he will make a decision next week on whether to extend Minnesota's stay-at-home order past April 10. Walz will speak directly to Minnesotans Sunday via YouTube in his State of the State address.
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State housing help likely on the way as part of pandemic response 2.4.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Many Minnesotans out of work because of COVID-19 are starting to face their first rent and mortgage payments since the state’s stay-at-home order went into effect. Some are finding relief. Many are wondering what help they may get.
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MN homeless shelters struggle to provide safety, distance to prevent COVID-19 27.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Advocates for Minnesota’s homeless are pleading for more state resources to help protect the vulnerable population in crowded shelters and emergency centers.
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Legislature prepares to meet again under COVID-19 restrictions 25.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
As Minnesota lawmakers prepare to vote on additional measures to respond to COVID-19, they know there will be fewer of them at the Capitol and they will be farther apart than usual.
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Mpls. officials clarify position on city ownership of Upper Harbor Terminal land 13.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The City Council will decide as early as June whether to approve a plan to redevelop the 48-acre former barge terminal into a mixed-use destination.
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MN health, elder care operations curb visitors in COVID-19 response 12.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
On Thursday, CentraCare, which operates eight hospitals and 11 senior housing facilities in central Minnesota, announced a ban on visitors to its facilities as it tries to protect its clients from the spread of coronavirus. Other Minnesota facilities also announced restrictions.
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Minneapolis to keep control of Upper Harbor land as it pursues development 10.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
The city still hopes to transform the old Mississippi River barge terminal into a mix of parks, housing and business, with a music venue. But in a victory for neighborhood advocates, it is reversing course on plans to sell land to developers.
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In a city of mostly renters, St. Paul council considers changes to favor tenants 5.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The city council is considering an ordinance that would limit security deposits to one month’s rent and background checks related to rental, criminal and credit history.
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Q&A: Amy Klobuchar on the difference between talking a good game and getting things done 29.2.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The Los Angeles Times editorial board talks with Amy Klobuchar about her campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination.

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Labor and faith groups tie low wages to the housing crisis 27.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The campaign organizers argue that officials need to ensure that developers who build affordable housing are also compensating workers fairly.
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Report: Minnesota prison safety problems serious, not easily fixed 27.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
While safety conditions have improved since the deaths of two corrections officers in 2018, prison violence and harassment remain difficult to assess and address, Minnesota’s legislative auditor said Wednesday.
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Report: Minnesota’s progress on housing is mixed 26.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The encouraging signs include a rise in home and apartment construction and a reduction in renter evictions. But homelessness rose last year and racial disparities in homeownership persist. The trends have been noted previously by other organizations.
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Changes to the ‘public charge’ rule: 8 key questions, answered 25.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Starting this week, the federal government is expanding the scope of its “public charge” rule, a move that will make it tougher for some immigrants to access public aid. Here’s what you need to know.
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Can Minneapolis invest in its north side without pushing people out of neighborhoods? Upper Harbor is the test 19.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Upper Harbor Terminal project promises amenities, jobs, and economic growth in a working class part of the city. Many in the ethnically diverse neighborhoods around it worry it will drive them out. Can the project build wealth for current residents without erasing them?
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Metro Transit adds police overtime, cameras to increase security on light rail, buses 13.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Aggravated assaults on buses and trains tripled from 2015 to 2019. Robberies are up nearly 40 percent over the same time. Metro Transit officials said they're increasing police patrols. They'll also double the staff who handle text reports from riders and add plain-clothes officers to focus on smoking and drug use.
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Minneapolis DFL lawmakers to push for fire sprinklers in high-rises 6.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Two Minneapolis lawmakers are introducing legislation to require fire sprinklers in all high-rise residential buildings, following fatal fires in residential buildings last year.
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Report: Median Twin Cities home price rose to a record $280,000 in 2019 6.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The median home selling price has now increased by more than five percent every year since 2012, according to the latest annual market report from the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors.
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St. Paul to offer rent subsidies for families with schoolchildren 5.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Teachers and school staff at seven St. Paul public schools are teaming up to identify students whose families could use help paying rent. Then the city will give those families $300 a month for up to three years. It’s part of St. Paul’s new Families First Housing pilot program.
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Advocates eye community land trusts to increase access to home ownership 4.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
The 13 nonprofit community land trusts throughout the state collectively have 1,250 homes in their portfolios. One land trust in Minneapolis mostly serves households that make between $25,000 and $50,000 a year.
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Friday a.m. update: Why middle-income rent is going up 31.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Plus a look at Amy Klobuchar’s final Iowa push.
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