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Comcast customers eligible for $1.4M in refunds following overbilling
January 15, 2020 - 12:47pm
ST. PAUL — More than 15,000 Minnesotans will receive $1.4 million in refunds under a settlement agreement between the state and telecommunications...
A clean energy compromise? One plan gets new life in Minnesota Legislature
January 2, 2020 - 4:48pm
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Senate Republicans on Thursday, Jan. 2, announced they'd introduce a plan to require the state's electric utilities to...
While Minnesota works toward climate policy reform, Dakotas see emissions increase
December 26, 2019 - 6:15am
ST PAUL -- As young people across the country take to their state Capitol and to local city hall steps in protest, weather events
Slight hike to state minimum wage, more opioid education to become law Jan. 1
December 17, 2019 - 3:29pm
ST. PAUL — Those making minimum wage in most Minnesota cities will see a slight bump in their pay. Medical professionals will be required to...
Third-party group to study potential restructure of Minn. Department of Human Services
December 13, 2019 - 12:14pm
ST. PAUL — The Walz administration on Friday, Dec. 13, announced that it would seek out a private group to study the potential restructuring...
Minnesota projected to see $1.3 billion surplus thanks to increased revenues, spending cuts
December 5, 2019 - 10:00am
ST PAUL -- Minnesota's finances are faring better than they appeared at the end of the state Legislature's 2019 special session, according to...
New SNAP rules put emphasis on work for able-bodied adults
December 4, 2019 - 4:01pm
WASHINGTON — U.S. Department of Agriculture officials stressed the importance of the “dignity of work” while announcing a final rule that...
Burgums hopeful for continuation of addiction services, but its fate up to future governors
November 24, 2019 - 8:00am
BISMARCK — Supporters of the fledgling Office of Recovery Reinvented say the initiative is making progress on beating addiction. But the office's...
Women made historic gains in 2018 election, but politics remain 'far' from equal, expert tells UMN
November 21, 2019 - 6:27pm
MINNEAPOLIS -- Despite historic wins in the 2018 election, the political playing field is "far from a point of parity" between male and female...
State Historical Society of North Dakota director retiring
November 20, 2019 - 6:34pm
BISMARCK — State Historical Society of North Dakota Director Claudia Berg plans to retire at the end of June.Berg, who began her career with...
North Dakota gets top marks in financial transparency
November 19, 2019 - 4:47pm
BISMARCK — North Dakota state government has gotten top marks for financial reporting transparency from the nonpartisan watchdog organization...
Motor vehicle crashes, fatalities continue downward trend in ND
November 19, 2019 - 12:00am
BISMARCK — The number of motor vehicle crashes and fatalities in North Dakota in 2018 continued a downward trend that began about five years...
At a standstill, Walz asks to move emergency insulin talks into public eye
November 18, 2019 - 2:39pm
ST. PAUL — Gov. Tim Walz on Monday, Nov. 18, re-issued a call to reach a compromise before Christmas that could set up a special session before...
MnDOT seeks members for Sustainable Transportation Advisory Council
November 17, 2019 - 12:00pm
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Transportation is seeking applicants to serve on the new Sustainable Transportation Advisory Council....
North Dakota ethics study broaches 'dark money' in elections
November 13, 2019 - 9:06pm
BISMARCK — North Dakota lawmakers heard examples Wednesday, Nov. 13, of so-called "dark money" at play in recent elections in the state. The...