Minnesota’s new online voter registration system must be shut down because it was improperly established, a judge ordered Monday. But the Legislature could quickly turn it back on. Ramsey County District Judge John Guthmann said in his ruling that Democratic Secretary of State Mark Ritchie was wrong to set it up without legislative permission. He ruled that Ritchie must close the system down by midnight Tuesday. Any registrations previously made through the site will be valid.
A carbon monoxide leak forced several families out of a northeast Minneapolis apartment building. Ten people went to the hospital with symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning. No one is in serious or critical condition.
Get ready to see more green. Nice Ride Minnesota is expanding with 24 more stations in the Twin Cities. The bike share system announced its expansion efforts on Tuesday, which brings the total up to 170 stations and 1,550 bright green bikes.
In today’s Health Watch, heart failure is going to become a much bigger problem, and a bigger burden, on our health system in the coming years.
A cost-saving service that helps Minnesotans pay their traffic tickets and other citations by phone has now logged over 1 million calls.
Legislation that would reform Minnesota’s “no fault” car insurance system is under consideration at the capitol. And the industry thinks the effort has traction this time around.