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.
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.
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.
State Offers Assistance To Minnesotans Struggling To Pay Utility Bills Following PandemicThe grants can cover payment of energy bills or replacement or repair of homeowners' broken heating systems. There's also a separate weatherization program to help cut down energy costs for low-income Minnesotans.
'Prepared To Move Forward': House GOP Prepares To File Ethics Charges Against Rep. John ThompsonThompson could be forced out of office if the ethics charge comes to a vote in the House and two-thirds of the DFL-controlled House votes for his expulsion.
Back Together: Stillwater Emerges Stronger Following Pandemic, Thanks To CommunityStillwater was bustling with people all day, even though the long-running community festival was canceled again this year.
Gov. Walz Signs Executive Order Restricting Conversion Therapy In MinnesotaAt least 20 other states have banned conversion therapy, as have many cities, including Minneapolis, St. Paul and Duluth.
More Than Half A Million Minnesota Families Poised To Get Federal Child Tax Credit Payments Starting ThursdayThe federal government is set to start sending monthly boosted child tax credit payments to families across the United States Thursday, and more than half a million Minnesota families are expected to benefit.
Minnesota's COVID Vaccine Incentive Program Falls Short Of Its 100,000 Participant GoalMore than 17,400 Minnesotans cashed in on rewards in a state vaccine incentive program designed to boost shots in arms, according to data from the Minnesota Department of Health -- which is a fraction of the initial goal.
No Foul Play Suspected After Body Found In Stearns CountyNo foul play is suspected after a body was found Monday afternoon in central Minnesota.
State Rep. John Thompson Cited For Driving With Suspended License, Accused Officer Of Racial ProfilingA Minnesota state lawmaker said he was racially profiled during a traffic stop in St. Paul on the Fourth of July that resulted in a ticket for driving with a suspended license. The city’s police chief disputes those claims, calling the encounter “by the books.”
Minnesota Senate Votes To End Special Session, Tables Votes On CommissionersThe Minnesota Legislature’s special session is now officially over after the Senate adjourned Wednesday instead of voting on the fate of some top government officials’ jobs in Gov. Tim Walz’s administration.
Laura Bishop, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Head, Steps Down Ahead Of Likely Ouster By State SenateMPCA Commissioner Laura Bishop resigned, Gov. Tim Walz’s office announced Tuesday, after Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, R-East Gull Lake, notified him that the Senate is “refusing” to confirm her.
Target Field Opens At 100% Capacity With Special GiveawaysThe roaring applause of baseball fans will echo in a full Target Field Monday, after shutdowns and restrictions ruled the ball park for most of the past year.
Minnesota Reports More Than 200 Traffic Fatalities, Most At This Point Of Year In A DecadeFor the 202 traffic deaths this year, speeding is mostly to blame, accounting for 40%, according to data compiled by DPS.