Reality Check: The Odds Of Sports Betting Coming To MinnesotaJust like every year, March Madness is taking over offices all over America in the form of Final Four brackets. But this year, there's a twist.
Reality Check: Will A Hands-Free Bill Curb Distracted Driving Deaths?Minnesota's Office of Traffic Safety reports distracted driving is a factor in 20 percent of crashes in the state. Even worse, it causes an average of 53 deaths and 216 serious injuries every year.
Reality Check: Amy Klobuchar Is In The Senate, And Running For PresidentMinnesotans re-elected Sen. Amy Klobuchar to the U.S. Senate in November.Three months later, the Democrat is running for president.Some WCCO-TV viewers emailed us wanting to know why that's allowed.
Reality Check: Pumping Up The Gas Tax?Minnesota drivers could see a spike at the pump this year.
Reality Check: Tax Refund ShockThousands of Minnesotans may be shocked when they fill out their taxes this year.
Reality Check: Will Legal Pot Mean More Traffic Crashes?Minnesota is in a heated debate over whether to legalize marijuana.
Reality Check: The Value Of The VikesWe don't have to tell you the Minnesota Vikings are not in the Super Bowl this year, but they don't need to be in the big game to be one of the most lucrative sports franchises in the country.
Reality Check: What Would Legal Recreational Pot Look Like For Minnesotans?Legislators are working on several bills to legalize marijuana that would change Minnesota's cultural landscape.
Reality Check: Recreational Marijuana In MinnesotaMinnesota lawmakers got their first look this week at the emotional debate over legalizing marijuana.
Reality Check: The ‘Per Diem’ Perks Of Minnesota LawmakersMinnesota lawmakers get a back-door pay hike every year that taxpayers don't see, in the form of automatic daily expense payments called “per diem.” No receipts, no questions asked.
Minn. House Democrats To Disable Capitol ‘Mute’ Button Installed By GOPIt is no secret that the Minnesota lawmakers sometimes hold raucous legislative sessions. But there's something even many lawmakers didn't know. House GOP leaders installed a "mute button” to cut off their microphones if things got rowdy!
Reality Check: Minnesota’s New Minimum WageAbout 219,000 Minnesota workers are getting the pay hike. The minimum wage for small businesses is now $8.01 an hour. And for large employers it goes up to $9.86 an hour. But many workers think it is still too low.