Can the House hold up their end of the bargain?
Minnesota state legislators are struggling with how to craft new laws that would effectively combat the growing use of synthetic drugs. Several state House committees met Wednesday to strategize how to address problem that medical and law enforcement officials say is rapidly getting worse.
A housefire overnight left at least four families displaced. It happened on the 900 block of Reaney Avenue in St. Paul. Officials said that the home was occupied at the time, but all of the residents made it out OK.
Mary wrote to us this week out of frustration. In fact, many of you were quite angry in your Good Question submissions about the government shutdown. On Tuesday, we answered the GQ about Congressional members’ salaries. I thought we’d use this space to answer Mary’s question: Is there a recall option for Congress?
The house where Aaron Schaffhausen murdered his three daughters will be deconstructed, according to the lender that currently owns the residence. Several local organizations volunteered their services to accomplish the task.
Nearby homes have been evacuated after Minneapolis police responded to a report of an emotionally disturbed man who’s believed to have weapons in his house, according to officials. Minneapolis spokeswoman Cyndi Barrington said police got a welfare check call at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the area of 53rd Street and 36th Avenue South.
The home where one of the most infamous murders in recent area history happened was on the auction block on Tuesday.
The opening bid for the River Falls, Wis., home — where the three Schaffhausen girls were murdered by their father — was $180,000.
We found one family moving into rentals across the metro and living for free for months at a time. WCCO also found out how these renters have been able to skirt the system for so long and what they did to at least one property that has them in even more trouble.
Frost Simula calls himself the poster child for what’s call “predatory remodeling” and now he’s talking about his fight to protect others.
A house fire on the 4600 block of Minnehaha Avenue Friday night turned fatal. Firefighters were able to pull the victim and a pet from the home, but the individual died at the scene.
Wish there were a magic bullet that could help take your room from drab to fab? While you can’t just snap your fingers, there is help. In this week’s WCCO Lifestyle Segment, Design Consultant Linda VanBergen shares design resources that won’t break the bank.
Interest rates for student loans have doubled. The House and Senate failed to come up with a compromised bill during this past session, so the subsidized Stafford Loan rates jumped today from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent.
All five Eagan fire stations, including 30 firefighters, responded to a house fire of a home under construction early Sunday morning, according to authorities.
The U.S. Senate is expected to vote on a key amendment to an Immigration reform bill Monday. It would create a “pathway to citizenship” for 11 million people who came here illegally.
Just so there is no confusion, the federal health care law Republicans call Obamacare has not been repealed. But judging from emails sent to Pat Kessler, some thought it was, because of Minnesota GOP Congresswoman Michele Bachmann’s TV ad.
The Minnesota House has passed a bill that allows a union drive among home day care providers and personal care attendants after about 10 hours of debate strung out over more than two days.
The final pieces of Minnesota’s next two-year budget were falling into place Sunday amid a time crunch for lawmakers to get it all approved. The House went all night before finally recessing a little after 7 a.m. Sunday. Up for debate but still awaiting a final vote is a controversial bill that authorizes a union organizing drive for home daycare providers and care attendants to the elderly and disabled.
The Minnesota Legislature is meeting over the weekend as the clock counts down on the regular session. The House and Senate are both convening Saturday.
Minnesota lawmakers are primed to adopt legislation giving idled workers longer-lasting jobless benefits when locked out by their companies in labor fights.
The Minnesota House plans a Friday debate an $800 million construction projects bill that can’t pass without Republican votes.
On Monday, the Minnesota Senate is expected to vote to legalize gay marriage. And Gov. Mark Dayton has already said he will sign the measure into law.
The scheduled end of the legislative session is just two weeks from Monday and the state legislature is far from a deal on the critical issue of a budget and tax bill.
Gov. Mark Dayton initially proposed taxing Minnesota clothing sales that were more than $100. After protests he had to pull that off the table.
The Minnesota House on Wednesday approved a bill that would raise state taxes by $2.6 billion in part by enacting the state’s first alcohol tax increase in about 25 years.
Fire gutted a house Wednesday night in Maple Grove before its new owner could move in.