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Minneapolis Makes Juneteenth An Official City HolidayJuneteenth, observed on June 19, commemorates the day in 1865 when enslaved Black Americans in Galveston, Texas finally learned they had been freed two-and-a-half years earlier, when President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.
Wisconsin Disabled Community Opposes Changes To Election Law: 'Ultimately, They're Harming A Very Large Minority'Wisconsin voters with disabilities urged lawmakers on Wednesday to reconsider two Republican-backed bills passed by the state Senate that would make it more difficult to cast absentee ballots as part of the broader GOP push to make it harder to vote by mail following Donald Trump's defeat.
Gov. Walz Highlights Minnesota's Vaccination Efforts On Bipartisan RoundtableGov. Tim Walz joined a virtual roundtable with President Joe Biden Tuesday.
Wisconsin GOP-Led Legislature Approves Election Law ChangesThe Republican-controlled Wisconsin Legislature passed bills Tuesday that would make it more difficult to vote absentee — proposals that were all but certain to be vetoed by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers but that GOP lawmakers said were needed to address issues that arose during last year's presidential election.
For 1st Time, Minnesota House To Vote Thursday On Bill To Legalize Recreational MarijuanaThe Minnesota House is slated to take up a bill Thursday that would legalize recreational marijuana, marking the first time that the issue has advanced to the chamber floor for a vote.
Wisconsin To Vote On Requiring National Anthem Before Sporting Events The national anthem would have to be played before all sporting events held at Wisconsin venues that received any public funding under a bill up for a vote Tuesday in the state Assembly.
Elk River Teacher's Discussion On Police Violence And Unrest Angers Some ParentsSome parents are calling for an Elk River teacher to be fired after a discussion about police violence.
Wisconsin Republicans To Vote On Election Law Changes, As Gov. Evers Readies Veto PenThe Republican-controlled Wisconsin Legislature was scheduled to vote Tuesday on bills making it more difficult to vote absentee, proposals that are all-but certain to be vetoed by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers but that GOP lawmakers say are needed to address issues that arose during last year's presidential election.
Walz: Minnesota Ready To Vaccinate Children 12+ Once CDC Issues Guidance For Pfizer ShotGov. Tim Walz says Minnesota is ready to vaccinate children ages 12 to 15 after the Food and Drug Administration earlier Monday granted emergency use authorization for the Pfizer shot for that age range.