Reality Check: Biden's Campaign Ad Claiming Trump Plans To End Social SecurityBoth President Trump and Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden are visiting "swing state" Minnesota on Friday. Now, a couple of Biden TV ads say President Trump is planning to end Social Security, but that's a stretch.
Reality Check: Trump's Claims Of Advances Made For Women In WorkplaceThe Minnesota Trump campaign says the president is "building back the economy" for women, and the millions of jobs added back as the economy recovers is "shattering expectations."
Is President Trump Correct In Saying Democrat Mayors Run The Most Violent Cities?The country's biggest cities saw violent unrest this summer, including Minneapolis. Since June 23, the president has repeatedly linked violence to cities run by Democrats.
Ilhan Omar Attack Ad Goes After $1.1M In Campaign Funds Paid To Her Husband's FirmCongresswoman Ilhan Omar is facing a challenge from fellow Democrat Antone Melton-Meaux in one of the most closely-watched congressional primaries in the country -- and a new TV ad making serious claims against her.
Reality Check: Is South Dakota's Strategy Of Luring Minnesota Businesses A New Tactic?The state of South Dakota has launched a major marketing campaign-- in Minnesota. It's unusual not just because it's targeting Minnesota businesses, but because it's asking them to re-locate due to Minnesota's pandemic shut down.
Reality Check: Does Joe Biden Support Defunding The Police?President Trump is airing television campaign ads in Minnesota and Wisconsin linking Joe Biden to a controversial "defund the police" movement.
Minnesota Lawmakers Given More Than $1 Million In Per Diem Payments In 2020 SessionThat's an average of $6,362 per lawmaker, or $449 extra per week on the paycheck -- for a session in which some of the biggest items were left undone.
Reality Check: Was It President Trump Or Gov. Walz Who Called In The National Guard To Minneapolis?President Donald Trump claims he sent National Guard troops to Minneapolis to restore order after the death of George Floyd. That never happened.
With Only 8% Of Minneapolis Police Officers Living In City, Residency Requirement Push Gaining TractionMinneapolis has one of the lowest numbers in the country for police residents. In fact, the four ex-Minneapolis police officers charged in Floyd killing don't live in the city.
Minnesota Is One Of The Best Places To Live ... Unless You're Black, Data ShowsMinnesota ranks near the top of many national lists as among the best places to live -- unless you are African American.
Reality Check: What Happened In The States That Opened First?All 50 states are now taking the steps to reopen their economies, including Minnesota. Despite experts who worry it might be too much, too soon.
Minnesota's COVID-19 Jobs Crisis: A Reality CheckGov. Walz has loosened some of the COVID-19 restrictions that have shut down businesses for months. That's some good news -- but it may not be enough to ease massive unemployment around the state.
Reality Check: Fact Versus Fiction In Minnesota's Coronavirus FightWednesday marks the 40th day of Minnesota's stay-at-home order. That action by Gov. Tim Walz is just one of many issues ending up in Pat Kessler's inbox, including many questionable claims.
Reality Check: Who In Minnesota Hoarded An Unproven Coronavirus Drug?New data shows first time prescriptions for hydroxy-chloroquine unexpectedly jumped on March 19. The same day President Trump began calling it a possible "miracle drug" against COVID-19, describing "very, very encouraging results."
Reality Check: The Forces Behind The Stay-At-Home Order ProtestsSeveral states say they've made progress against COVID-19 and are moving ahead with plans to reopen local businesses as early as Friday.