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State Auditor: St. Paul School Lost $4.3 Million In Risky Hedge Fund InvestmentA state auditor's investigation concluded that Hmong College Prep Academy didn't follow Minnesota law when it invested $5 million into a hedge fund.
Sen. Tina Smith To Vote Against Policing Ballot Question, Saying It 'May Well Move Us In The Wrong Direction'"My own experience working in City Hall tells me that this change will exacerbate what is a deeply flawed city governance structure, where accountability, authority and lines of responsibility between the Mayor and City Council are diffused and dysfunctional."
Wisconsin Senate To Vote On Longer Work Hours For TeensThe bill would allow employees under age 16 to work until 9:30 p.m. before a school day and up until 11 p.m. when they don't have school the next day. The changes would not affect businesses covered by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, which includes those with annual sales over $500,000.
Minnesota To Offer Gift Cards, Scholarship Drawings As Vaccination Incentives For KidsChildren who complete their vaccine series before the end of November will get a $200 Visa gift card and a shot at a $100,000 college scholarship, Gov. Tim Walz announced Monday.
Minneapolis Police Seek $27M Budget Increase Amid ‘Staggering’ Number Of Officer Departures"I will tell you what is not acceptable is to have any more reductions right now in our sworn capacity to be responding to the incidents of gun violence, the incidence of carjackings and homicides that have occurred in our city,” Chief Arradondo said.
Colin Powell Dies Of COVID Complications At 84 (CBS News)Powell, the first Black secretary of state and the former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was fully vaccinated, his family said in a post on his Facebook page.
Gov. Walz Celebrates Pheasant Hunting OpenerGov. Tim Walz says he bagged a pheasant on Saturday during Minnesota’s 2021 pheasant hunting opener.
Gov. Walz Kicks Off Statewide Infrastructure Rebuilding Plan In DuluthGov. Tim Walz kicked off Thursday a statewide plan to rebuild infrastructure and create jobs in Minnesota.
Klobuchar Calls For Multi-Layered Approach To Protect Children On Social MediaSen. Amy Klobuchar (D) hosted a virtual roundtable discussion Thursday morning focusing on Facebook and Instagram's impact on young users. The senator spoke with parents to hear their concerns on privacy and content, as well as how tech companies profit from their children's data.