Legislature Reaches Final Three-Week Stretch Of Session, Hopes For CompromiseTop lawmakers in the Minnesota Legislature struck a key bipartisan agreement last week on frontline worker bonuses and the unemployment trust fund, and they are hoping for similar compromise in the final days of the legislative session.
Minnesota Legislature Reaches Deal Replenishing Jobless Claims Fund And Sending $500M To Frontline WorkersLegislative leaders on Thursday announced a long-awaited deal on frontline worker bonus checks and replenishing the state’s jobless claims fund to spare businesses tax increases, ending a political stalemate that lasted for months.
Minnesota House Approves More Than $1B In Supplemental Education FundingThe Minnesota House on Wednesday approved a DFL-backed education package that includes more than $1 billion in new money for schools next year.
Rep. John Thompson Disputes Police Account Of Traffic Stop Involving Daughter, Says She Had 'Mental Health Episode’ State Rep. John Thompson says he was reacting as a concerned father when he showed up to a traffic stop involving his adult daughter on Sunday.
St. Paul Police Chief: Rep. Thompson Uses Position To ‘Intimidate,’ ‘Bully’ Police Officers During Daughter's Traffic StopSt. Paul Police Chief Todd Axtell says Rep. John Thompson bullied officers and misused his official position during his daughter’s traffic stop over the weekend.
In 4th State Of The State Address, Gov. Walz Urges Unity As Legislature Remains At Odds In Session’s Final WeeksGov. Tim Walz appealed for unity in Minnesota’s divided legislature during his fourth State of the State address Sunday, the first time he delivered the annual speech at the capitol since the pandemic began.
Increased Interest In MN Medical Cannabis Program With Sale Of Flower Legal, State Program Director SaysThere’s increased interest in Minnesota’s medical cannabis program now that patients are legally allowed to purchase dried cannabis flower for smoking, the director of the state program said.
State Patrol: Crash Involving Two DFL Politicians 'Thoroughly And Objectively' InvestigatedA rollover crash last August involving two DFL elected officials sparking questions was “thoroughly and objectively” investigated by the Minnesota State Patrol, the top law enforcement official with the agency said.
Gov. Tim Walz Has Significant Fundraising Advantage Over GOP Candidates Hoping To Unseat HimDFL incumbent Gov. Tim Walz has a significant fundraising advantage over the several Republicans vying to unseat him in November, new state campaign finance reports released Friday show, raising more than $1 million in the first few months of this year with more than $4 million cash on hand
Mpls. City Council Approves Work Group To Make Recommendations On Rent ControlThe Minneapolis City Council on Thursday passed a resolution creating a work group tasked with making recommendations for a rent control policy in the city, after voters approved a ballot measure last November authorizing the council to set rent restrictions.
New State Flag? Proposal At Minnesota Capitol Would Move To Change It“I have to say with many years of selling the state flag, I’ve never seen someone come in with enthusiasm for the state flag itself. They come in with enthusiasm for the state” said Lee Herold.
Michael McWhorter, Joe Morris Sentenced To Prison For 2017 Dar Al Farooq Mosque BombingThe sentence is actually about half the time of the suggested minimum sentencing for these crimes. The government made the recommendation for a lower sentence because the defendant took accountability and provided substantial assistance to the government and FBI on the militia group known as the White Rabbits.
Long-Running Capitol Barbershop Welcomes Boost In Customers As Pandemic EasesBuried in the basement of the Minnesota State Office Building, a barbershop with a rich history is abuzz with customers again as the pandemic eases and more return work at the Capitol complex.
Democrats And Republicans Weigh Dueling Tax Plans; ‘Walz Checks’ Left OutNotably missing from both bills is the pitch from Gov. Tim Walz to issue so-called "Walz checks" of $500 per individual and $1,000 for married couples.
Amir Locke’s Mother 'Disgusted' No Charges Will Be Filed Against Officer Who Killed Her SonAmir Locke’s mother spoke out after no criminal charges were filed against the Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed her son during a no-knock warrant, according to the family attorneys.