Dayton Proposes 6 Weeks Paid Parental Leave For State Workers Gov. Mark Dayton made a major announcement Tuesday to benefit working families when he proposed six weeks of paid parental leave for all state employees.
Minn. Politicians Respond To Trump's Controversial Muslim RemarksRepublican presidential candidate Donald Trump's recent plan to temporarily ban all Muslims from entering the United States has spurred a lot of negative reaction, including here in Minnesota.
An Overview Of The Jamar Clark ShootingThe fatal shooting of a black man by a Minneapolis police officer has prompted more than two weeks of protests and led to calls for answers as state and federal investigators piece together what happened. Jamar Clark, 24, was shot in the head Nov. 15 during what authorities said was a struggle with two officers.
Ellison: Protests A Response To An 'Outrageous Situation'Rep. Keith Ellison was a guest on WCCO Sunday Morning this week, and he spoke with Esme Murphy about the encampment at the 4th Precinct, where protesters are demanding justice following the fatal police shooting of Jamar Clark.
Rep. Ellison Calls For Protests To 'Evolve Beyond Encampment'Rep. Keith Ellison is calling for the protest at the 4th Precinct on Minneapolis’ north side to “evolve beyond encampment” following a shooting Monday night where five protesters were injured.
Dayton, Ellison Meet With Jamar Clark's Family, BLM LeadersGov. Mark Dayton offered his condolences in person Saturday evening to the family of a man who was fatally shot by police.
Local Fast Food Workers Join Nat'l Strike For Better Wages, Paid Sick DaysLocal fast food workers and cashiers organizing with sub-contracted cleaners are joining 270 cities around the country in a strike.
HUD Secretary Julian Castro Talks Affordable Housing In MinneapolisThe Secretary of Housing and Urban Development was in town today to talk about the future of affordable housing in Minneapolis.
Reality Check: Donald Trump Supporter's Anti-Muslim RemarksMinnesota U.S. Congressman Keith Ellison called on GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump Friday to repudiate anti-Muslim remarks at one of his rallies in New Hampshire. A Trump supporter said President Obama is not an American or a Christian, and wondered how to "get rid" of Muslims at the televised town hall meeting Thursday.
Ellison, Faith Leaders Speak Out Against Payday LendingLocal religious leaders are working with Rep. Keith Ellison to try to help people facing high interest loans.
Minn. Lawmakers Call For Washington To Accept More Syrian RefugeesTerrible images from the civil war in Syria are prompting United States lawmakers to discuss allowing more refugees to enter the country.
4 Things To Know For May 24, 2015Here's a look at the 4 things you need to know for May 24, 2015. They include the latest on the upcoming special session, same-sex marriage becoming legal in Ireland, and some new ways to beat the heat at Valleyfair.