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Rally Renews Demand For Justice For Minneapolis' Youngest Shooting Victims: 'Everyone Should Be Angry Right Now'A somber gathering was held in north Minneapolis Sunday to remember children who have been shot in recent months.
Corrections Officers' Duty Disability Retirement In MN Doesn't Cover Health InsuranceWCCO found out how a duty disability retirement in Minnesota doesn’t cover health insurance. Under Minnesota state statues, police and firefighters are.
House Ethics Committee Postpones Hearing On Complaint Against Rep. John ThompsonThe House ethics committee delayed action on an a rare ethics complaint filed against Rep. John Thompson so the DFL lawmaker can have a lawyer present.
Rep. John Thompson Apologized To Sergeant Who Pulled Him Over, SPPD SaysThe St. Paul Police Department says embattled state Rep. John Thompson has apologized to the sergeant he accused of racially profiling him during a traffic stop earlier this month.
COVID In Minnesota: Data Show State's Conservative Counties Have Lower Vaccination Rates, Reflecting National TrendCounties in Minnesota with the lowest vaccination rates voted for Donald Trump in the 2020 election by large margins, state data from the health department and secretary of state’s office show, reflecting a national trend of partisan differences when it comes to taking the COVID-19 vaccine.
Minneapolis City Council Committee OK's Measure To Put Replacing MPD On November BallotThe measure is so complex and so much is at stake that, for the first time, the council committee also approved a lengthy explanatory note that will also be on the ballot.
Minnesota Lawmakers Claim More Than $3.2 Million In Per Diem Pay Over Course Of PandemicThe pandemic upended so much of daily routines, and the Minnesota legislature was no exception, with remote work defining much of regular and special sessions that lasted 17 months straight.
'I'm Not A Criminal': Rep. John Thompson Found Guilty In 2019 Hospital DisturbanceA jury found embattled state lawmaker Rep. John Thompson guilty Wednesday in a hospital disturbance that happened at North Memorial Health in 2019, before he served as a DFL state representative.
Speaker Hortman Says She'll Send Any Complaints Against Rep. John Thompson To Ethics CommitteeMinnesota Speaker of the House Melissa Hortman says she will refer any ethics complaints regarding embattled DFL Rep. John Thompson to the Ethics Committee after Republicans said earlier this week they are prepared to file them if Democrats don’t take action.