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Minnesota families should be comforted by the fact that a new single-family home in Minnesota is a national model for fire protection.
Your Turn: Act for seniors, caregivers on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/opinion/2014/04/16/turn-act-seniors-caregivers/7805027/ Your Turn authors Gayle Kvenvold and Patti Cullen say the governor and Legislature must do more to meet the increased demand the state's aging population is putting on services for the elderly.
Snow continues across northern Wisconsin. More precipitation will move in for late this afternoon into this evening.
Even for Mark Dayton, this is a remarkable retreat . Last week Dayton refused to have one of his aides testify to a legislative panel investigating the MNSure debacle and exactly when the governor and his team knew of the massive problems in the state's ObamaCare exchange.
Four Wadena-Deer Creek FFA members, along with the Staples-Motley FFA chapter, traveled to St. Paul, March 27 to celebrate FFA Day at the Capitol.
DFLers and Republicans are locked in a fierce fundraising battle as they enter a crucial and high-stakes phase in their quest for the governor's office and control of the Minnesota House.
Annandale watches as lawmakers mull broadband funds on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/political-quarry/2014/04/15/annandale-mulls-broadband/7757825/ A Central Minnesota community will watch closely in coming weeks as state legislators decide whether to fund broadband Internet expansion in rural areas.
The law is incremental, raising the minimum wage on August 1 of each year before reaching $9.50 per hour in 2016.
Candidates, political parties and independent groups gave a rundown Tuesday of their fundraising and spending for the first few months of the year.
It's been seven months since Margaret Miles and Cathy ten Broeke said, "I do, " becoming the first same-sex married couple in Minnesota.
Franken has $5.9 million in campaign funds on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/news/local/minnesota/2014/04/15/franken-million-campaign-funds/7730219/ U.S. Sen. Al Franken raised $2.7 million during the first quarter of 2014 and now has $5.9 million banked for his re-election bid.
St. Paul - Minnesota's minimum wage will begin to climb this summer, and could keep climbing every year after that, now that Gov. Mark Dayton has signed a bill that includes automatic increases tied to inflation.
The pressure to overhaul a state sex offender treatment program that has been called "clearly broken" by a federal judge is mounting daily, but the Legislature may not act in time to prevent court intervention.
Dorholt: Timing of deal wasn't planned on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/news/local/2014/04/15/dorholt-timing-deal-planned/7726963/ Coincidence accounts for Minnesota Senate leaders acceding to the House position on a minimum-wage deal days after a House panel approved plans for an office building to house senators, Rep. Zachary Dorholt ... (more)
Today, a higher minimum wage is set to become law in Minnesota. Governor Mark Dayton will sign the measure that increases the lowest wage for most workers to $9.50 an hour.
Tens of thousands of Minnesota workers have big raises coming their way, courtesy of a new minimum wage law that Gov. Mark Dayton signed Monday.