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Legislature signs off on big cuts to drug offender sentences

May 21, 2016

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota lawmakers have voted to reduce drug sentences for many drug offenders. more »»

Dayton says he won't sign tax cuts without critical spending

May 21, 2016

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton says he won't sign a package of nearly $260 million in tax cuts unless lawmakers send him state government spending increases he deems critical. more »»

Minnesota businessman Wheelock Whitney Jr. dies

May 20, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota businessman and former Vikings co-owner Wheelock Whitney Jr. has died. He was 89. more »»

Tax cut deal in sight as time winds down at Legislature

May 20, 2016

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The first piece of the Minnesota Legislature's surplus spending plan is finally falling into place. more »»

Civic leader and philanthropist Wheelock Whitney Jr. dies

May 20, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota civic leader and philanthropist Wheelock Whitney Jr. has died. He was 89. more »»

Forest fire near Ely grows to 1,000 acres, mostly in BWCA

May 20, 2016

ELY, Minn. (AP) — A prescribed burn that got out of control near Ely has now expanded to 1,000 acres. more »»

Duluth to fix troubled pedestrian bridge to Canal Park

May 20, 2016

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Officials in Duluth say they have a plan to fix a bridge that's important to the city's Canal Park business distric. more »»

Budget shortage means delay in changes for teacher licensing

May 20, 2016

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A budget gap at the Minnesota Board of Teaching is slowing down efforts to improve the state's educator licensing system. more »»

Minnesota GOP conventioneers gather in Duluth

May 20, 2016

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Republicans will be taking over Duluth this weekend.

The GOP kicks off its two-day state convention on Friday. more »»

Auditor praises University of Minnesota changes in research

May 20, 2016

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's legislative auditor has positive words for changes in research on human subjects at the University of Minnesota. more »»

MPCA moves to shut down metal shredder on Mississippi River

May 19, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is trying to revoke the air quality permit from a Minneapolis scrap metal company, saying the business has misled regulators and is... more »»

Medical examiner confirms body in river was missing student

May 19, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Hennepin County medical examiner confirms a body recovered from the Mississippi River is that of a missing University of Minnesota studen. more »»

Iron Range juvenile facility to close amid allegations

May 19, 2016

BUHL, Minn. (AP) — A juvenile treatment facility on the Iron Range is preparing to close. more »»

Prescribed fire jumps containment lines west of Ely

May 19, 2016

ELY, Minn. (AP) — Crews are working from the ground and air to try to stop a prescribed fire that escaped from its containment lines in the Superior National Forest west of Ely.

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Minnesota employers add 15,600 jobs in April in hiring surge

May 19, 2016

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota employers added 15,600 jobs in April, the state's biggest one-month job gain since September of 2013. more »»

Talks, but no deal, as Legislature adjournment looms

May 19, 2016

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Call it a stalemate, holding pattern or something else, but Minnesota's Legislature is making little headway on major budget decisions. more »»

 
 

 

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