As Minneapolis business owners who pay a $15 minimum wage or higher, we’ve seen firsthand what a $15 minimum wage means for our businesses and our employees. What we’ve found is that it’s the right thing to do, it’s good for business and now we know it is a powerful tool to address the racial disparities facing our city. So we were surprised to see a commentary that attempted to discredit the city of Minneapolis’ thoroughly researched minimum-wage study (“Study showing painless $15 wage doesn’t add up,” Oct 7).
Imagine a forest filled with edible plants, berries, hazelnuts, and maple trees, bordered by hiking trails. A place where you can learn to forage and harvest while enjoying a beautiful lake and natural wetlands.
Citywide and southwest seats are drawing the most competition so far.
By Steve Brandt Star Tribune
A year before next year’s Minneapolis park commissioner elections, the field of citywide candidates is getting crowded.
And that’s before a push to recruit equity-focused candidates hits high gear.
As three Minneapolis employers, investing in our workers is not just warm and fuzzy.
By Stephanie Fox (TC Daily Planet)
Tired of dealing with fines and citations for having too much compost rotting in his backyard, Longfellow resident Russ Henry decided to fight city hall.
Henry estimates that 10 to 20 percent of households in Minneapolis compost and that the city’s composting rules were outdated and impracticable. Instead of just complaining, he brought together a committee of local city food growers and environmental experts to create a plan that would better serve both the gardeners and the city.Read more