Gov. Walz Pitches $5.1B For Schools, Children’s Mental Health, Paid LeaveGov. Tim Walz on Tuesday proposed spending $5.1 billion over the next three years for child care, teacher recruitment, mental health access in schools and a paid family and medical leave policy with funds from a record state surplus that will shape the debate at the capitol this year.
Republicans Call For Further Investigation Of Other COVID-Related Federal Funds After Feds Investigate Nonprofit For Alleged FraudState Republicans are calling for an audit of COVID spending after details emerged about a federal investigation into an alleged large-scale fraud scheme that diverted millions intended child nutrition programs to individuals who spent lavishly.
Gov. Tim Walz Calls For Hennepin Co. Sheriff Dave Hutchinson To Resign Following DWI CrashGov. Tim Walz has called on Hennepin County Sheriff Dave Hutchinson to resign after documents released Thursday showed the sheriff was driving over 120 mph when he crashed a county-owned vehicle while under the influence in early December.
Extra Nurses Arrive At Minnesota Hospitals For Staff ReliefNurses the state hired to assist hospitals amid a staffing shortage began arriving to Minnesota on Wednesday, a welcome boost as patient volumes overwhelm the health care system.
Metro Transit Rolls Out Solar-Powered Tech At Bus StopsIt looks like a kindle or tablet, but it's giving real-time transit information - fueled by solar power.
Commission Delays Vote On Controversial Proposal That Would Lessen Penalties For Some Repeat OffendersThe Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission on Thursday delayed a controversial vote that would've shortened sentences for offenders who commit crimes while on probation or parole, after fierce criticism from lawmakers, law enforcement and the public.
Minnesota Hospitals, Red Cross Ask For Blood Donations Amid National Supply 'Crisis'In St. Paul, Minnesotans rolled up their sleeves and outstretched their arms to give blood at a time when the Red Cross says nationwide supply is at a 10-year low.
Woodbury Police Recover 4 Stolen Cars, Urge Community To Be Aware Of ‘Crimes Of Opportunity’ “You really have to pay attention to your surroundings. If you're in your car and you're stationary in a parking lot, again, be aware of what's around you," Woodbury Police Cmdr. John Altman said. "That's unfortunately not a person's safe bubble anymore.”
Charges: Mall Of America Suspected Shooter Purchased 'Ghost Gun' OnlineAn 18-year-old man charged in a shooting at the Mall of America that injured two on New Year’s Eve purchased the firearm online, according to a criminal complaint, a so-called “ghost gun” that was not purchased by a federally licensed dealer and lacks a serial number, therefore making it untraceable.
Minnesota’s DFL Members Of Congress Reflect On Jan. 6 Attack; Republicans Remain SilentLast year when rioters broke into the U.S. Capitol building and members of Congress were whisked away to a safe location, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar—a key lawmaker during election certification—said she shared a goal with Sen. Roy Blunt, a Republican from Missouri: That against all odds, they would complete their work.
Minneapolis Asks Residents To Cut Down On Salt For Snow And Ice To Protect EnvironmentThe problem is the salt flows into storm drains, lakes and groundwater. It can be harmful to fish, plants and pets taking a walk outside. Switching salt for something else while the snow sticks around can help.
How To Prep Your Car For Bitter Cold TemperaturesAt Bobby and Steve’s Auto World in Eden Prairie, there’s surge in demand for car check-ups ahead of a bitter cold temperatures in the forecast for Wednesday and Saturday.
Minnesota Adding 3 Testing Sites As Demand Soars, But Officials Warn Availability Will Be 'Tight' In Coming WeeksMinnesota Gov. Tim Walz on Tuesday announced that COVID-19 testing capacity is expanding statewide.
As Demand For COVID Test Continues To Surge, State Vows To Announce 'More Options' This WeekState officials say they are looking at expanding test options in Minnesota as demand soars to record levels amid the spread of the infectious Omicron variant.
2 Men Shot In Mall Of America On New Year's Eve; Police Search For SuspectNew Year's Eve shopping inside the Mall of America was interrupted by gunfire Friday after a shooting inside left two men hurt and shoppers hunkered down in stores as the massive complex was under lockdown for nearly an hour.