Budget Deal Brings Good News For Medical Device CompaniesA brewing federal budget deal brings good news for Minnesota's medical device companies.
Coleman's Son Eyes State Senate Seat For 2016Former U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman's son is looking to get a start in politics. Jake Coleman announced on Tuesday a bid for a state Senate seat representing southwestern Twin Cities' exurbs as a Republican. GOP Sen. Julianne Ortman announced this year she won't run for a fifth term in the seat.
Sunday Growler Sales Start In MinneapolisIt's now easier to buy alcohol to-go on Sundays in Minneapolis. The city has joined a growing list of communities now allowing takeout sales of beer in growlers.
Minnesota Congressman Breaks Party Ranks Over DHS FundingFreshman Congressman Tom Emmer is making headlines for criticizing fellow Republicans for their role in a possible shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security this Friday.
Talking Points: Gas Prices, Keystone PipelineAs gas prices continue to drop, the debate over building the Keystone pipeline is heating up. Supporters say the pipeline will help keep prices low. But critics warn the pipeline could actually increase prices in our region and will only lead to few permanent jobs.
GOP's Paulsen Re-Elected To Congress In SuburbsRepublican U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen has won a fourth term representing Minnesota's west suburban 3rd District.
McFadden To Deliver GOP's Weekly AddressMinnesota Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden will deliver the GOP's weekly rebuttal to President Obama. The party's radio address is generally delivered by sitting lawmakers or governors, although some candidates have given it before. The choice of McFadden — even before Tuesday's election to settle the GOP nominee to challenge Democratic Sen. Al Franken — underlines his support in the national establishment.
DNR: Mpls. Lock Closure ‘Step Forward’ In Halting Asian CarpThe Department of Natural Resources says a huge step forward was taken recently in the fight against Asian carp after President Barack Obama signed legislation to close the Upper St. Anthony Falls lock to boat traffic.
Apology Comes Out For HealthCare.gov Glitches, But ‘Complex Issues’ RemainTestifying before the Republican-led committee, the head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Marilyn Tavenner, blamed contractors and high web traffic for healthcare.gov’s poor performance.
Paulsen, Ellison Reassure Constituents About Gov’t Shutdown’s EndThe federal government shutdown is now affecting Minnesota jobs. The state will lay off 105 health department workers immediately, and thousands of other federal workers in the state will face the same fate. And Congress appears to be standing still. According to Congressman Erik Paulsen’s office, he skipped out on his own event Monday to head back to Washington to work on ending the shutdown. Some disappointed constituents, like Michael Waring of Edina, said they wanted to talk with him about ending the shutdown - even if it means joining with Democrats to do it.
Minn. Officials Still Assessing Shutdown ImpactMinnesota government officials say they've activated a special contingency team to assess the potential impact of the federal government's partial shutdown. Minnesota Management and Budget Commissioner Jim Schowalter took the step Tuesday.
Good Question: Do Members Of Congress Get Paid During The Shutdown?Hundreds of thousands of federal workers won't be getting paid for the foreseeable future. That had many of you emailing, wanting to know: Do members of Congress get paid during a government shutdown?