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1 hr ago | Star Tribune
As DFL legislators head toward a showdown over a proposed tax-break package, hopes are quickly fading that they will meet DFL Gov. Mark Dayton 's deadline.
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5 hrs ago | The Chatfield News
GRETCHEN MENSINK LOVEJOY/CHATFIELD NEWS The 2011 Minnesota Teacher of the Year, a Winona early childhood family education instructor, spoke to a gathering of parents and educators at Chatfield Elementary School last Thursday evening.
9 hrs ago | TwinCities
A decision this week by Minnesota's Public Utilities Commission could soon change the way Minnesotans get credited for the solar energy they produce.
9 hrs ago | Examiner.com
The Minnesota Veterans Home confirmed today that four patients died last weekend due to a Norovirus outbreak.
10 hrs ago | CBS Local
Minnesota legislative leaders from both parties blamed each other Friday for a lack of progress on overhauling the state's sex offender treatment program.
11 hrs ago | TwinCities
Four state councils that are meant to address minority concerns have been largely ineffective and should be reformed or eliminated, Minnesota's legislative auditor said Friday.
13 hrs ago | KSTP
Minnesota's legislative auditor says four councils set up to address minority concerns have been largely ineffective and need to be changed.
14 hrs ago | City Pages
The last time we checked in with videographer Chris Jones he'd just finished documenting a whole hog roast with a local backyard barbecue expert.
18 hrs ago | Insight News
ClearWay Minnesota recently launched a new version of QUITPLAN Services, the free cessation program available to any Minnesotan who wants to quit tobacco.
APCD The senate version of a bill that would expand the use of the APCD was heard in the senate's Health, Human Services and Housing Committee on March 12. Dave Renner, MMA's director state and federal legislation testified.
The Minnesota House on Thursday voted unanimously to guarantee children don't get denied a school lunch for lack of money.
Support appears to be crumbling among constituents of Senator Al Franken and Minnesota Democratic Governor Mark Dayton, according to new poll data posted from Minnesota voters, conducted between March 3 and 5, shows "fewer than half of Minnesotans want Al Franken to remain their US Senator."
A student-led effort to strip Minnesota lawmakers of their ability to avoid drunken driving arrests during legislative sessions has cleared an early hurdle.
A proposal has surfaced at the state Capitol this session to diversify campuses, close the achievement gap and make Minnesota colleges more accessible for low-income students, but it isn't gaining traction.
It was Second Chance Day on the Hill, a time when those with criminal pasts push lawmakers to change laws.
We know how difficult it can be to watch a loved one struggle with major illness or chronic pain, and we appreciate the commitment with which families search for effective treatments.
When St. Paul attorney Deborah Ellis was first asked to volunteer on the appeal of a Louisiana death row inmate Glenn Ford, she was pregnant with her first child.