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Walz administration names pick for 'most important but least noticed' post
January 16, 2019 - 3:58pm
ST. PAUL — The Walz administration on Wednesday, Jan. 16, named Lola Velazquez-Aguilu Chair of the Commission on Judicial Selection. The commission...
Lawmakers fault state regulators for trū Shrimp's move to South Dakota
January 16, 2019 - 3:29pm
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota lawmakers on Wednesday, Jan. 16, faulted state pollution control agents with setting up regulatory burdens that prevented...
WATCH: Shouting match erupts at Minnesota Capitol over recreational marijuana
January 16, 2019 - 1:30pm
ST. PAUL - A group fighting the legalization of recreational marijuana in Minnesota took their arguments to the State Capitol on Wednesday and...
An outgrowth of pipeline protests, first-ever Indigenous Peoples March set for Friday on National Mall
January 15, 2019 - 2:21pm
FARGO — A historic demonstration stemming from oil pipeline protests in North Dakota and Minnesota is descending on the National Mall in Washington,...
Minn. rushes to approve February food stamps help
January 14, 2019 - 9:52pm
ST. PAUL -- People who rely on food stamps to eat have until Tuesday, Jan 15, to make sure their eligibility is in order to guarantee their federal...
Walz, legislative leaders tee up 'early wins,' likely debates
January 14, 2019 - 5:10pm
ST. PAUL - Distracted driving legislation can get done early, but policy pushes aimed at restricting access to firearms will have a tougher time...
‘Optimistic’ Minnesota manufacturers expect an improving or stable 2019
January 14, 2019 - 3:46pm
ST. PAUL - Minnesota manufacturers are starting the year with an optimistic outlook, with most saying they expect business conditions to either...
Walz cites desire to boost diversity, inclusion as he creates new council
January 9, 2019 - 11:43am
ST. PAUL -- In his first official act as governor, Tim Walz on Wednesday, Jan. 9, signed an executive order setting up a government council aimed...
Minnesota lawmakers push for early wins, signal splits are on the horizon
January 8, 2019 - 4:48pm
ST. PAUL -- A class of new lawmakers took their oaths of office Tuesday, Jan. 8, establishing a new order in the statehouse and setting the stage...
Here are 4 things to watch as Minnesota lawmakers return to St. Paul on Tuesday
January 7, 2019 - 6:23pm
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota lawmakers are set to travel to the Capitol Tuesday, Jan. 8, for the kickoff to the 2019 legislative session. They'll welcome...
'One Minnesota is who we are:' Tim Walz sworn in as Minnesota governor
January 7, 2019 - 12:31pm
ST. PAUL -- Tim Walz was sworn in as Minnesota's 41st governor Monday, Jan. 7, succeeding outgoing Gov. Mark Dayton. In his inaugural speech,...
Minnesota traffic deaths increase 6% in 2018
January 2, 2019 - 3:43pm
ST. PAUL - Minnesota roadway fatalities increased 6 percent in 2018 over the previous year, preliminary numbers released Wednesday, Jan. 2, from...
Minnesota Democrats hope to use momentum to address gun safety
December 31, 2018 - 7:29pm
ST. PAUL -- Emboldened by solid gains on election night, Minnesota Democrats plan to push hard for stricter gun laws at the Capitol this year.Expanding...
As MN state park permit price jumps, sales declined this past summer
December 30, 2018 - 2:14pm
ST. PAUL -- While state officials say it is too early to gauge the impact of a recent park permit hike, fewer Minnesotans bought them this past...
Worker compensation, insurer drug coverage laws to change next week
December 26, 2018 - 4:31pm
ST. PAUL -- Police officers, firefighters and other active duty law enforcement and medical officials diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder...