Minimum-wage primer: How Minnesota fell behind Wisconsin and other Midwest states
Minnesota’s political and cultural rival Wisconsin has paid a higher minimum wage since 2007, hitting $6.50 per hour that year and matching the state with the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour by 2010. While many businesses in the state must pay the ...
Smoky haze across Wisconsin caused by Minnesota blaze
A huge forest fire in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area in Minnesota has sent ash and smoke across vast sections of Wisconsin, including metro Milwaukee, where air quality spiked to unhealthy levels for many people ... rises for a few hours.
Good Question: How Many Minnesotans Own Cabins?
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) - Anyone who has sat in traffic on I-94 headed north on a Friday knows that Minnesota’s cabin culture is the real deal. But how many Minnesotans actually ... of Minnesotans with properties in Wisconsin, Iowa or the Dakotas.
Black History in Madison and Around Wisconsin - Part 2
In the first part of this series, we had just begun to delve into a jewel of the Midwest - Madison, Wisconsin – located only about a 1½ hour drive from Milwaukee, 2½ hours from both Chicago and Green Bay, and 4½ hours from Minneapolis. Now we’re ...
CREST WATCH: MnDOT warns of Minnesota River risks
Many rivers and streams in and around the metro are still swollen from the heavy rains, but a few -- the Minnesota and Mississippi -- will crest in the next few hours, and that is ... Charging documents filed in Wisconsin on Thursday leveled two counts ...