Happily, I haven’t caused a car accident in 34 years of driving. But, yeah, on occasion I’ve ridden the bumper of the car in front of me, hit the gas fast to get past the senior citizen at the light and weaved through traffic like a NASCAR driver with a grudge. Unlike drinking or texting Read more

Derek Montgomery for MPR Among all the worries about the massive flooding that hit Duluth last month, there were concerns about whether the hard-hit Fond du Lac neighborhood had been inundated with toxic sediment from flood waters. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency today helped cross that worry off the list. The agency reports: The lab Read more

We’ve written before about how the self-employed in Minnesota took a hit during the Great Recession. Nationally, though, there’s evidence of a rebound — and maybe a larger trend going forward. Data crunched by the Idaho-based economic analysis group EMSI show the percentage of self-employed Americans has bounced back the past couple years. While still Read more