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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 03:44:23 GMT
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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.
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... .
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.