Mpls. City Council Approves Updated $129M Target Center RenovationThe Minneapolis City Council has approved an updated Target Center renovation – now estimated at $129 million – with an 11-2 vote Friday morning.
Minn. House Passes Blue Alert System For Suspected Police Killers At the State Capitol, the Minnesota House voted overwhelmingly to set up a statewide alert system aimed at catching suspected police killers.
Proposed $25 Million Solar Farm Near Sioux Falls Shot DownSioux Falls and Minnehaha County officials have decided against allowing construction of a solar farm on the outskirts of the city. Minnesota-based Geronimo Energy proposed the $25 million Cherry Creek solar farm, saying it would generate enough power for about 2,000 homes.
Wisconsin Republicans Plan Vote On Right-To-Work Next WeekIn a surprise announcement, the Republican leader of the state Senate says he will schedule a vote for next week on a yet-to-be-introduced bill that would make Wisconsin a right-to-work state.
Bill Stemming Lottery Power Heads To Minnesota House FloorThe bill to restrict the venues for Minnesota lottery ticket sales is headed to the House floor for a vote. A final committee endorsed the proposal Monday amid calls by some lawmakers to seek a compromise with Gov. Mark Dayton rather than provoke a veto.
City Of Bloomington To Vote On Blocking Medical MarijuanaBloomington will consider becoming the latest city to block sales and production of medical marijuana. The city council is scheduled to vote on a one-year moratorium Monday.
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GOP And Dems Dial, Drum Up VotersIn a cramped office tucked behind an old 10-cent general store, the voice of 10-year-old Parker Hall cuts through the hum of non-stop conversation. Fueled by bottles of Dr Pepper and a big bag of candy, he asks if he can count on a vote for GOP candidates. Then another call. And another. He's at it for hours.
She Became A U.S. Citizen At 97, Now She's Casting Her First VoteFor the first nine decades of her life, Chengyi Pan was a Chinese citizen. She remembers the days during World War II when American pilots dropped daily supplies, including toothpaste and chocolate.
Mpls. City Council Votes To Cut Food-Liquor Ratio OrdinanceThe city of Minneapolis has gotten rid of a liquor law that's been in place for decades. The Minneapolis City Council voted 12-0 Friday to scrap the old ordinance that required restaurants to make 60 percent of their revenue from food and cap alcohol sales at 40 percent.
McFadden Aiming To Unseat Sen. Al FrankenDuring his weekly radio address to the nation, President Obama explained more about the operations he authorized in Iraq. The Republican Response was given by U.S. Senate candidate from Minnesota, Mike McFadden.
Senate Votes To Equate E-Cigarettes To Smoking Minnesota senators have voted for a stringent set of electronic cigarette standards that would make their use unacceptable in any place regular tobacco is disallowed. The approach endorsed Thursday goes further than a House companion bill, so the two measures must be reconciled for any e-cigarette regulations to become law. A move to pare back the indoor air restrictions in the Senate bill failed on a 35-28 vote.