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Sunday liquor sales heads for final Minnesota Senate vote

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:09:27 GMT

Minnesota's Senate is expected to take a final vote Monday on a bill to allow liquor stores to open on Sundays. Lawmakers have tried and failed for years to repeal a ban that dates back to statehood.

Locals Gather at a Rally to Fight for a Just and Reasonable Healthcare Coverage

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 19:57:34 GMT

Their main message was to improve and build on the ACA rather than repeal it. Representative Tina Liebling, District 26A, said a repeal of the ACA would be devastating for Minnesotans, especially if congress has no alternative plan set in place.

National alliance calls for a review of Minnesota's handling of deer farms

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 15:37:36 GMT

The National Deer Alliance, an advocacy group for wild deer made up of public and private interests, is calling on Minnesota's Legislative Audit Commission to review deer farm oversight by the state Board of Animal Health. Federal Premium Conservation Director Ryan Bronson, a board member at National Deer Alliance, said Friday that the organization is concerned about the possible spread of chronic wasting disease from captive deer in Minnesota to the state's wild herd.

The Minnesotan behind Sybil, one of America's most famous psychiatric patients

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 11:31:43 GMT

Shirley Ardell Mason 1923-1998 Mason, aka Sybil, spent her first 26 years in Minnesota, growing up in Dodge Center and graduating in 1949 from the teachers' college that became Minnesota State, Mankato. The only child of a carpenter father and overprotective mother, Shirley Ardell Mason grew up in the 1920s in a strict and religious Minnesota household.

Attention to redistricting is particularly hot in Minnesota this year

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 07:33:09 GMT

Fresh evidence that Minnesota politics is slipping down a rabbit hole into hyperpartisanship came last week in hearings on bills that would set rules for redistricting - in 2021. Redistricting - the postcensus redrawing of congressional and legislative district boundaries and its attendant opportunity to gain partisan or regional advantage - is akin to a blood sport for political insiders.

Minnesota's Ryan Dungey Wins 2nd AMA Supercross Victory

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 03:44:23 GMT

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Silent but toxic, chemical vapors contaminate hundreds of properties across Minnesota

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 23:34:54 GMT

But toxic vapor rising from soils contaminated decades ago by industrial solvents is creating new and expensive headaches for property owners across Minnesota. Pollution officials have identified hundreds of sites across the state that are contaminated by "vapor intrusion," and this month they began rolling out a new set of rules requiring property owners to test for vapors and address them before transferring property.

The Latest: Democrats work to bolster party's cybersecurity

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 19:17:16 GMT

29, 2014 file photo, then-Labor Secretary Tom Perez speaks in the South Court Auditorium in the White House compound in Washington. National Democrats will elect a new chair whose task is to st... .

Push to make smoking tougher in Minnesota gains student support3 min ago

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 17:12:22 GMT

Youth advocates with the Minnesota Coalition for a Smoke Free Generation were encouraged to spread the message of their visit to the State Capitol Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, on social media.

Schafer: R&D isn't dead, it's broken

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 12:57:33 GMT

No one should have been surprised when the Office of the Legislative Auditor found the Minnesota research-and-development tax credit to be a net drain on the state. Business professor and author Anne Marie Knott sure wasn't.

Minnesota Senate poised to pass Sunday sales2 hours ago

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 08:41:58 GMT

The sun peaks from between clouds Jan. 1, 2017, to illumine the Minnesota Capitol, which will host the new legislative session beginning Tuesday, Jan. 3. ST.

Capitol Chatter: 2018 Minnesota governor race already crowded6 hours ago

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 04:55:38 GMT

U.S. Rep. Tim Walz make a point during a forum at Farmfest, near Redwood Falls, Minn., Aug. 2, 2016.

Minnesota's high school graduation rates inched up last year as racial gaps narrowed slightly

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 00:49:32 GMT

Minnesota's four-year high school graduation rate rose to 82.2 percent last year, a 0.29 percentage point improvement over 2015, according to figures released by the Minnesota Department of Education on Thursday. Persistent racial gaps narrowed as well, with all racial groups except for Hispanics showing improvements.

7th Fatal Fire in NE Minnesota this Winter Takes 2 Lives

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 20:29:00 GMT

Two people have died in a house fire in northeastern Minnesota, the seventh fatal fire in the region this winter. Investigators are looking for the cause of a deadly fire in the small Koochiching County community of Northome Wednesday.

There really are more twins and triplets in Minnesota

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:16:17 GMT

Nearly every time I'm out and about, I see at least one mom or dad pushing a double stroller occupied by twins. Maybe I notice them more because I was quite recently one of those moms pushing twins in a stroller, and I'm also a twin myself.

Snow misses the Twin Cities, but pounds S.E. Minnesota

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:49:23 GMT

The Twin Cities narrowly escaped the grips of a big winter storm that is socking much of south central and southeastern Minnesota with up to a foot of snow, forcing some schools and businesses to close and MnDOT to advising motorists not to travel. Flakes came as close as Hastings in the far southeastern part of the metro, said National Weather Service meteorologist Mike Griesinger, but the landscape Friday morning is white just down the road in places such as Red Wing, Faribault, Northfield, Owatonna, Rochester and Winona.

Dayton taps former Supreme Court chief for stadium role

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:50:25 GMT

Gov. Mark Dayton is tapping a former Minnesota Supreme Court chief justice to lead the state's embattled oversight agency of the Minnesota Vikings' stadium. Dayton named Kathleen Blatz as interim chairwoman of the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority on Thursday.