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Minn. lawmaker wants to allow student-athletes to accept pay for play
October 23, 2019 - 5:08pm
ST. PAUL — A Minnesota lawmaker says he wants college athletes in the state to be able to benefit financially from the use of their names and...
Great Lakes shipping executives float Soo Locks funding ask in St. Paul
October 22, 2019 - 3:53pm
ST. PAUL — U.S. and International steamship executives, Great Lakes port authority directors and development officials on Tuesday, Oct. 22,...
ACLU sues Minnesota over voting laws, aims to restore vote to felons on probation
October 21, 2019 - 3:16pm
ST. PAUL — The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota on Monday, Oct. 21, sued the Minnesota Secretary of State's Office, arguing the...
'This crisis is still upon us': Walz again makes appeal for compromise on affordable insulin plan
October 17, 2019 - 12:27pm
ST. PAUL — Gov. Tim Walz, flanked by affordable insulin advocates, again made a plea to Senate Republicans on Thursday, Oct. 17, to come to...
Armstrong, Johnson vote for resolution opposing Trump's Syria decision
October 16, 2019 - 4:53pm
WASHINGTON — Nearly two weeks after President Donald Trump ordered United States troops to withdraw from northern Syria, the U.S. House of...
Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library board CEO pledges transparency for project's planning
October 15, 2019 - 6:13pm
MEDORA, N.D. — Planning the proposed Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library in western North Dakota's Badlands won't be done in darkness,...
Audit finds North Dakota PSC let bonding lapse, creating risk amid potential employee theft
October 14, 2019 - 6:08pm
BISMARCK — A state audit released Monday, Oct. 14, found that the Public Service Commission had a 17-month bonding lapse, which put the agency...
No more robocalls? A Minnesota lawmaker wants phone companies to block them
October 14, 2019 - 3:47pm
ST. PAUL — A state lawmaker said he wants to block predatory robocalls from getting through to Minnesotans' phones. Rep. Zack Stephenson, D-Coon...
New roof in store for 1884 North Dakota former governors' mansion
October 13, 2019 - 4:44pm
BISMARCK — North Dakota’s former governors' mansion is raising the roof. Work is underway throughout October, weather permitting, to replace...
'A huge step forward': Minnesota commissioners take historic tribal relations training
October 7, 2019 - 3:54pm
ST. PAUL — Tribal leaders have a direct line to the Minnesota governor and the lieutenant governor, a renewed commitment that the state government...
North Dakota regulators talk abandoned oil wells ahead of hearings next week
October 2, 2019 - 7:46pm
BISMARCK — Hearings are slated for early next week on a host of oil and gas rule changes before the North Dakota Industrial Commission, several...
Lawmakers aim to deflate ballooning drug prices at Rochester meeting
October 2, 2019 - 4:49pm
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Health experts, physicians and pharmacists on Wednesday, Oct. 2, weighed in on why prescription drug prices have ballooned...
North Dakota receives grant to modernize 911 system
September 30, 2019 - 5:19pm
BISMARCK — North Dakota's 911 system will receive more $1.4 million in federal money to upgrade call centers to Next Generation 911, the North...
Officials urge Minnesotans to get ahead of 2020 REAL ID requirement to fly
September 25, 2019 - 1:10pm
ST. PAUL — Minnesotans should start taking steps to get new identification cards with REAL ID, state and federal public safety officials said...
10 charged in connection with $2 million scheme at assisted living facility
September 24, 2019 - 5:29pm
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison on Monday, Sept. 23 charged 10 people in connection with an alleged scheme to swindle more...