What Would A Medical Device Tax Do To MN? Earlier in the day, the U.S. House's plan to end the shutdown included a two-year delay on a medical devices tax, which is a big issue for many Minnesota companies.
Minn. Lawmakers Try For Handle On Synthetic DrugsMinnesota state legislators are struggling with how to craft new laws that would effectively combat the growing use of synthetic drugs. Several state House committees met Wednesday to strategize how to address problem that medical and law enforcement officials say is rapidly getting worse.
Overnight Housefire Displaces 4 FamiliesA housefire overnight left at least four families displaced. It happened on the 900 block of Reaney Avenue in St. Paul. Officials said that the home was occupied at the time, but all of the residents made it out OK.
Good Question Bonus: Is There A Recall Option For Congress? Mary wrote to us this week out of frustration. In fact, many of you were quite angry in your Good Question submissions about the government shutdown. On Tuesday, we answered the GQ about Congressional members’ salaries. I thought we’d use this space to answer Mary’s question: Is there a recall option for Congress?
House Where 3 Daughters Were Murdered To Be DismantledThe house where Aaron Schaffhausen murdered his three daughters will be deconstructed, according to the lender that currently owns the residence. Several local organizations volunteered their services to accomplish the task.
Police: One In Custody After S Mpls. StandoffNearby homes have been evacuated after Minneapolis police responded to a report of an emotionally disturbed man who's believed to have weapons in his house, according to officials. Minneapolis spokeswoman Cyndi Barrington said police got a welfare check call at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the area of 53rd Street and 36th Avenue South.
No Takers In Auction For House Where 3 Sisters Were KilledThe home where one of the most infamous murders in recent area history happened was on the auction block on Tuesday. The opening bid for the River Falls, Wis., home -- where the three Schaffhausen girls were murdered by their father -- was $180,000.
Thinking Of Renting Out Your Home? Don't Get Stuck With These TenantsWe found one family moving into rentals across the metro and living for free for months at a time. WCCO also found out how these renters have been able to skirt the system for so long and what they did to at least one property that has them in even more trouble.
Columbia Heights Homebuyer Fights 'Predatory Remodeling'Frost Simula calls himself the poster child for what’s call “predatory remodeling” and now he's talking about his fight to protect others.
Overnight Mpls House Fire Kills 1A house fire on the 4600 block of Minnehaha Avenue Friday night turned fatal. Firefighters were able to pull the victim and a pet from the home, but the individual died at the scene.
WCCO Lifestyle: Take Your Room From Drab To FabWish there were a magic bullet that could help take your room from drab to fab? While you can't just snap your fingers, there is help. In this week's WCCO Lifestyle Segment, Design Consultant Linda VanBergen shares design resources that won't break the bank.
Legislators Come Up Short: Student Loan Rates DoubleInterest rates for student loans have doubled. The House and Senate failed to come up with a compromised bill during this past session, so the subsidized Stafford Loan rates jumped today from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent.
30 Firefighters Respond To Eagan House Fire All five Eagan fire stations, including 30 firefighters, responded to a house fire of a home under construction early Sunday morning, according to authorities.
Talking Points: Immigration Reform BillThe U.S. Senate is expected to vote on a key amendment to an Immigration reform bill Monday. It would create a "pathway to citizenship" for 11 million people who came here illegally.
Reality Check: Michele Bachmann's Obamacare AdJust so there is no confusion, the federal health care law Republicans call Obamacare has not been repealed. But judging from emails sent to Pat Kessler, some thought it was, because of Minnesota GOP Congresswoman Michele Bachmann's TV ad.