Wis. Senate Panel To Take Up 3 Anti-Heroin BillsA legislative committee is poised to vote on three anti-heroin bills. The Senate's health committee is expected to vote on a bill Tuesday that would require opiate dispensers to enter prescriptions in a statewide database within 24 hours;
Uber Drivers, Supporters Rally Against Proposed LegislationMany people watching March Madness games at local bars may use Uber to get home Thursday night. But supporters of the ride-share program say a bill at the Capitol would make working in the Twin Cities impossible. "I love driving Uber," driver Dustin Simko said.
Lawmakers Advance Bills Curbing Online Lottery SalesLegislation reeling in the Minnesota Lottery's spread into sales of tickets through gas pumps, ATMs and its Internet site is again on the move.
Unpaid Bills From Flooding, Ebola May Cost State $29MMinnesota lawmakers are looking to spend $29 million to cover cost overruns at state agencies.
Tuition Breaks, Nursing Home Help Among Session's 1st BillsMinnesota lawmakers dangled the possibility of free vocational college tuition, student-loan forgiveness in certain career fields and tax breaks for the agriculture, mining and timber industries as potential uses for a $1 billion projected surplus.
Tuition Breaks, Nursing Home Help Among Session's 1st BillsFree vocational college tuition for Minnesota high school graduates? Student-loan forgiveness for working in specialized fields or rural communities? Tax breaks for the mining and timber industries? A prohibition on performance bonuses for Minnesota health exchange executives?
North Mankato Looks To Collect Unpaid BillsCity officials in North Mankato are gearing up to collect nearly $15,500 in unpaid utility bills.
Bills Beat Vikings 17-16 On Watkins 2-Yard Catch Kyle Orton hit Sammy Watkins on a 2-yard touchdown for the winning score with 1 second remaining as the Buffalo Bills beat the Minnesota Vikings 17-16 on Sunday.
Cold Weather Rule Goes Into Effect Fall is treating us pretty well so far, but with cold weather coming, the cold weather rule went into effect Wednesday in Minnesota.
Good Question: When Does A Bill Go Into Collection? A new study out Tuesday showed that more than 35 percent of Americans owe money to collections agencies. In most cases, it’s from falling behind on credit cards, medical bills, or student loans.
Bills Would Honor Late Minnesota US Rep. Oberstar Minnesota congressional members have introduced bills to honor the late U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar. The legislation would rename the Chisholm (CHIS'-uhm) Post Office and portions of Highways 35 and 61 in Oberstar's memory. U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken and U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan, who now holds Oberstar's seat, introduced the bipartisan bill. Minnesota Reps. Collin Peterson, Betty McCollum, Michele Bachmann, Keith Ellison and Tim Walz signed on as sponsors.
President Obama To Spend A Day With Minn. WomanFor one Minnesota woman, President Obama's trip to Minnesota this week has extra-special significance. St. Anthony resident Rebekah Erler wrote a letter to the president last March. And to her surprise, he's responding in person.