Renewable energy projects 5,000 jobs for rural Minnesota

While coal was once the dominant source of fuel for Minnesota’s electrical grid, renewable energy in Minnesota is leading the way for a fossil-fuel-free future.  A new study by the University of Minnesota’s Energy Transition Lab highlights that the clean energy economy in Minnesota is expanding, that jobs, ratepayer savings and economic benefits are being ...

Marnie Werner talks about the underlying issues behind the daycare shortage in rural MN

There’s been a lot of interest in the Center’s latest article, “A quiet crisis: Minnesota’s child care shortage,” and in fact we were invited to speak this week to the MN State Legislature’s joint task force on affordable child care, which was set up to look into the issue of the current shortage. The circumstances and effects ...