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.
Reality Check 'Raising The Roof':  Higher Salary Limits for Local Government EmployeesMinnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is recommending pay hikes for top public officials around the state – just weeks before he leaves office. Some of those government salaries, covered by taxpayers, are already hundreds of thousands of dollars a year.
Reality Check: The Data On Sunday Liquor Sales In MinnesotaMinnesota state revenue officials can now officially say whether or not the end of the Prohibition-era Sunday liquor sales ban was a financial success.
Reality Check: Where Minnesota’s Emergency Farm Bailout Money WentOnly a fraction of a $12 billion federal bailout program to help farmers hurt by trade tariffs has made it to Minnesota. The United States Department of Agriculture reports it has disbursed $1.4 billion in emergency farm aid so far through November 26--- out of the total $12 billion it promised.