Pat Kessler

Drivers In Southern Minnesota Forced Off The RoadsSouthern Minnesota is facing the brunt of the Groundhog Day snowstorm -- school was canceled for kids in Rochester and Albert Lea.
Presidential Candidates Make Final Push Before Iowa CaucusesIn Iowa Sunday night, it's the final frenzy of presidential candidates criss-crossing the state to seal the deal. They're begging backers to caucus on Monday night.
4 Things To Know For Jan. 31, 2016 Here's a look at the four things you need to know for Jan. 31, 2016.
Reality Check: Donald Trump Vs. Fox NewsThe smoke has cleared from Thursday night's televised showdown between Donald Trump and the FOX News Republican debate, which he refused to attend. Trump had famously predicted FOX's ratings for the night would be a disaster without him. But did it his prediction come true?
Audit: Minnesota Overspent On MNsure In 2015 By At Least $115 MillionA new state audit reports Minnesota overspent at least $115 million last year for people on MNsure who got who got the wrong health insurance benefits.
At State Capitol, Lawmakers' Per Diem Expenses Add UpMembers of the Minnesota House and Senate racked up almost $2 million dollars in extra pay last year -- over and above their legislative salaries.
Reality Check: The Power Of The Iowa CaucusThe Iowa caucus is one week from Monday, along with the official kick-off to actual voting in the 2016 presidential election.
Gov., Legislative Leaders Talk Special Session, To No AvailIt's time for a special session status check. Gov. Mark Dayton was set to meet with legislative leaders Thursday morning to discuss his hopes for an emergency session before the Legislature's scheduled March 8 return.
Minnesota Lawmakers Say Student Information Needs ProtectionLawmakers and data privacy advocates say the digital age means students' private information needs protecting. A group of legislators announced their plans Wednesday to push measures this year protecting data on school-issued iPads and laptops.
Marco Rubio Visits Twin Cities As Iowa Caucuses ApproachRepublican presidential candidate Marco Rubio made a campaign stop in Minnesota on Tuesday. The Florida Senator is one of several candidates visiting the state ahead of the March 1 caucuses.
Dayton: $1.4B Bonding Bill Would Add Nearly 40K JobsGov. Mark Dayton is asking lawmakers to borrow $1.4 billion to tackle a massive to-do list of public construction projects. The Democratic governor released his proposed bonding bill on Friday.
Meet The State Capitol's New 4-Legged Security GuardThe Minnesota Department of Public Safety is ramping up protection at the State Capitol by adding a four-legged, bomb-sniffing security officer. The State Capitol Security introduced Matka to the media on Monday. She is a 1-and-a-half–year-old Hungarian Vizsla who recently completed a 10-week training course in explosives detection.

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