Daunte Wright Shooting Puts Pressure On Minnesota Legislature To Pass More Police ReformsOutrage over the police shooting that killed Daunte Wright during a traffic stop is mounting pressure for more police reforms at the state capitol, following the changes approved last year in wake of George Floyd’s death.
Executive Council Extends Gov. Walz's Emergency PowersMinnesota Gov. Tim Walz’s emergency powers during the COVID-19 pandemic have been extended for yet another month as cases continue to proliferate. The council, all Democrats, extended the powers by another 30 days.
Wis. Supreme Court: Gov. Evers Can't Limit Business CapacityThe Wisconsin Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that Gov. Tony Evers' administration does not have the authority to issue capacity limits on bars, restaurants and other businesses without the Legislature's approval, a ruling that comes two weeks after the conservative-controlled court struck down the state's mask mandate.
Brooklyn Center Mayor Mike Elliott Suddenly Thrust Into Debate Over PolicingMike Elliott is among many who celebrated his election as mayor of Brooklyn Center as the beginning of a new era, marking the first time one of Minnesota's most racially diverse places would be led by a person of color. Elliott, a Black man who had emigrated from Liberia as a child, was almost giddy in talking about his plans for multicultural city hall.
Sens. Amy Klobuchar, Susan Collins Propose Expanded Support For Dementia CaregiversSenators from Maine and Minnesota are working together on a proposal to expand training and support services for families and caregivers of people who have dementia.
Trump Endorses Wisconsin's Ron Johnson, Encourages Him To Run For 3rd TermFormer President Donald Trump offered his “Total Endorsement” of Wisconsin's Republican Sen. Ron Johnson on Thursday, encouraging him to seek a third term as he mulls whether to run again or retire.
Minnesota Lawmakers Call For Updated Sexual Assault LawsA bipartisan group of Minnesota lawmakers are calling for swift passage of legislation that would update the state's criminal sexual conduct code after a loophole in the law's current language led to the reversal of a rape conviction last month.
Amid Rise In COVID Cases, Gov. Walz Says No Plans For New RestrictionsAs coronavirus cases and hospitalizations rise in Minnesota, Gov. Tim Walz on Wednesday said he has no plans to reinstate more restrictions on businesses since his recent significant changes, including allowing fans at sports stadiums.
Buffalo Business Owner With Huge 'Trump 2020' Flag Prepared To 'Go To Jail' For Violating City Rules"I am prepared to get the fines, ultimately get cuffed, go to jail, whatever," Jay Johnson said.
Keeping A Fence Around The State Capitol Costs More Than $200,000Maintaining a fence protecting the state capitol building since protests following George Floyd’s death last summer cost taxpayers more than $200,000, state contracts show.
Minnesota Faith Leaders Call On Richest Americans To Pay Their Fair ShareOn Tuesday morning, a group of Minnesota clergy members urged lawmakers to pass what they call a "fair share" budget.
Wisconsin GOP Lawmakers Question School Chief Over COVID AidThe ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and how Wisconsin's schools and the state education department have responded to it dominated the Department of Public Instruction hearing.
House DFL Proposes Fifth Tier Income Tax For High Earners, Some Relief For PPP Loans And Jobless BenefitsThe Minnesota House DFL’s budget includes new income tax bracket for top earners in the state, and some tax relief for small businesses that got Paycheck Protection loans and Minnesotans who received jobless benefits.
Walz Orders Flags At Half-Staff To Honor Victims Of U.S. Capitol AttackGov. Tim Walz has ordered all Minnesota flags at state buildings to fly at half-staff until sunset on Tuesday to honor the victims of Friday's attack on the U.S. Capitol.
MN Politicians Respond After U.S. Capitol Fatal Incident, Deceased Officer ID'd As William 'Billy' EvansMembers of U.S. Congress, including Minnesota’s Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Rep. Tom Emmer, are speaking out after an incident at the U.S. Capitol resulted in the death of two people, including a police officer.