Don Jacobson

News. Sports. Some weather.

I'm a freelance journalist and writer based in St. Paul, Minn. My company is called Deadline USA LLC.

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minnpost.com

What Comcast-Charter switch means for subscribers, and why fiber is stymied

An unprecedented cable switch has plenty of critics, and political hurdles may keep superfast broadband from saving consumers....

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A bigger Minneapolis restaurant boom? Advocates say getting rid of food-to-alcohol ratios could make it happen

Regulators, restaurateurs and residents agree the city's ‘70/30’ food-to-booze ratio is antiquated. What will keep eateries from turning into saloons if the rule goes?...

Justinley640 article
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Hoodstarter — a communitarian twist on Kickstarter

What if instead of just reading pitches from entrepreneurs, you told them what you wanted in your neighborhood and where they could build it?...

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Minnesota estate tax cuts not enough to slow Sun Belt migration, wealthy say

On the heels of a 2013 income tax hike, Minnesota cut the 'death tax'; the state isn't convinced more rich people will leave....

Town hall tap storefronts thumb article
minnpost.com

A bigger Minneapolis restaurant boom? Advocates say getting rid of food-to-alcohol ratios could make it happen

Regulators, restaurateurs and residents agree the city's ‘70/30’ food-to-booze ratio is antiquated. What will keep eateries from turning into saloons if the rule goes?...

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How smart is alternative energy?

Minnesota’s leading the charge in clean energy generation and usage. But it will take compromise and dedication to keep the edge, while the economic benefit remains only theoretical....

Comcastvanthumbb article
minnpost.com

What Comcast-Charter switch means for subscribers, and why fiber is stymied

An unprecedented cable switch has plenty of critics, and political hurdles may keep superfast broadband from saving consumers....

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minnpost.com

Minnesota estate tax cuts not enough to slow Sun Belt migration, wealthy say

On the heels of a 2013 income tax hike, Minnesota cut the 'death tax'; the state isn't convinced more rich people will leave....

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minnpost.com

An interstate for renewable energy could hold costs level, study finds

Researchers argue that the limiting factor for renewables’ contribution to U.S. energy needs is a problem of distributing renewable power from all of the places it could be made to all of the places it could be used....