The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has launched a new fishing website – "one stop shopping" for all the information you need to land the big one. Get the mobile LakeFinder app, buy your license, or explore ‘Where to Go’ on Fish Minnesota.
The Metro Green Line began service June 14, linking downtown St. Paul and downtown Minneapolis. It has been a draw for both residential and commercial development: at least $2.5 billion worth of new construction and redevelopment projects have been announced within a half-mile of the line. Read here for more information about riding the Green Line.
A 2013 state law requiring investor-owned utilities to get 1.5 percent of their electricity from solar by 2020 has prompted a surge in the pace of solar power development - it's expected to jump over the next two years as big utilities bring new capacity onto the grid.
For a ninth consecutive year, Minnesota's high school seniors posted the highest average composite score on the ACT exam. In 2014-15, all Minnesota high school juniors will begin taking the ACT, free of charge, under new graduation requirements approved by the 2013 Legislature.
A new data tool from the MN Dept. of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) uses post-secondary graduation rates to show students, parents and citizens which fields of study provide strong employment and earning potential.