Reality Check: How Many Government Workers Does Minnesota Have?It's one of the biggest complaints Americans have: Government is just too big. That's why a new study measures just how many public workers there are.
Inside The Minnesota Legislature’s ‘Cone Of Silence’Minnesota lawmakers promised on opening day of the 2019 session to make it the most open, transparent one ever. 5 months later, the $48 billion budget deal was brokered by Minnesota's three most powerful politicians after weeks of closed-door meetings -- without public scrutiny.
The Bills Left Behind By The 2019 Legislative SessionFrom January to May, state lawmakers introduced nearly 6,000 bills -- the most in state history. Only 65 of them actually passed in the regular session.
Reality Check: Does Wind Energy Kill Birds And Cause Cancer?The state's largest power company is switching to renewable energy at a time when President Donald Trump bashes energy sources like wind.
Help Wanted: Minnesota Is Losing WorkersState officials say Minnesota has a problem: Too many jobs, too few workers. Economists say the answer is more immigrants -- while at the same time that President Donald Trump is trying to restrict them.
Reality Check: Can You Be Too Old To Be President?The United States Constitution requires presidents to be at least 35 years old, but there is no top age limit.
Reality Check: Where Does All The Gas Tax Money Go?On Wednesday, the Republican-led Minnesota Senate rejected a plan from DFL Gov. Tim Walz to raise the state's gasoline tax by 20 cents.
Why The Measles Outbreak May Be More Widespread In MinnesotaMeasles were all but "eradicated" in the year 2000 -- the same year George W. Bush faced Al Gore for president. Now, measles are making a comeback.
Reality Check: Are President Trump's Tax Day Claims True?President Donald Trump visited a Burnsville trucking company this week to talk about Minnesota's economy. He used a Tax Day economic roundtable to highlight what he calls America's "historic" recovery.
Reality Check: Who Actually Got Those Promised Tax Cuts?Thirty-five percent of U.S. taxpayers say they got a smaller refund than last year, and 18 percent who got a refund last year owe money this year.
Reality Check: The Odds Of Sports Betting Coming To MinnesotaJust like every year, March Madness is taking over offices all over America in the form of Final Four brackets. But this year, there's a twist.
Reality Check: Will A Hands-Free Bill Curb Distracted Driving Deaths?Minnesota's Office of Traffic Safety reports distracted driving is a factor in 20 percent of crashes in the state. Even worse, it causes an average of 53 deaths and 216 serious injuries every year.
Reality Check: Do 'Red Flag' Gun Laws Work?A growing number of mass shootings is prompting states to pass "red flag" laws, including Minnesota.
Reality Check: Amy Klobuchar Is In The Senate, And Running For PresidentMinnesotans re-elected Sen. Amy Klobuchar to the U.S. Senate in November.Three months later, the Democrat is running for president.Some WCCO-TV viewers emailed us wanting to know why that's allowed.
Reality Check: Pumping Up The Gas Tax?Minnesota drivers could see a spike at the pump this year.