House GOP Prep Thompson Ethics ComplaintAs calls mount for DFL State Rep. John Thompson to resign, the House GOP says it's ready to file ethics complaints against him, reports Caroline Cummings (2:16). WCCO 4 News At 5 - July 19, 2021
Talking Points: Rep. Thompson’s Political Future In QuestionDFL and GOP representatives -- including the governor and house speaker -- want Rep. John Thompson to resign from office, reports Esme Murphy (2:16). WCCO 4 News At 10 - July 18, 2021
Lawyer: Rep. John Thompson Won’t ResignAn embattled Minnesota state lawmaker is pushing back Sunday night, reports David Schuman (1:59). WCCO 4 News At 10 - July 18, 2021
Rep. Thompson Pushes Back Against Abuse AllegationsThe lawyer for a Minnesota state representative says recent reports about his client are a "continuous smear campaign” (1:28). WCCO 4 News At 5:30 - July 18, 2021
Interview: Prof. David Schultz On Rep. John Thompson AllegationsRep. John Thompson's situation has raised numerous legal questions. Prof. David Schultz broke them down with Esme Murphy (5:55). WCCO Sunday Morning - July 18, 2021
Gov. Walz Restrictions ‘Conversion Therapy’ In MinnesotaMinnesota joins 24 other states that have either banned or restricted the practice of conversion therapy, reports Caroline Cummings (2:13). WCCO 4 News At 5 - July 15, 2021
Body Cam Video Of Rep. Thompson Traffic Stop ReleasedPolice released the body camera video of a July 4th traffic stop involving DFL Rep. John Thompson, reports Jennifer Mayerle (2:40). WCCO 4 News At 10 - July 13, 2021
Video Released Showing Rep. John Thompson’s Traffic StopThompson told the St. Paul officer he's a Minnesota state representative as he handed over his Wisconsin driver's license, Esme Murphy reports (2:47). WCCO 4 News At 6 - July 13, 2021
SPPD: Rep. John Thompson Needs To Approve Traffic Stop VideoSt. Paul Police say they are willing to release the body camera footage of Rep. John Thompson's traffic stop on the 4th of July -- if he gives the OK for it to be released (1:08). WCCO 4 News At 10 - July 12, 2021
Controversy Grows Following Rep. John Thompson’s St. Paul Traffic StopEsme Murphy reports St. Paul police are talking with the city attorney to see if they can release the body camera video of the stop (2:49). WCCO 4 News At 6 - July 12, 2021
Gov. Walz Addresses Surge Of Gun ViolenceThe violence this weekend in the Twin Cities continues to force the issue of what the state can do to help cities prevent more incidents. Esme Murphy sat down Sunday with Gov. Tim Walz to hear his take (1:46). WCCO 4 News At 10 - July 11, 2021
Interview: Gov. Tim Walz On Public Safety, Education Spending And MoreThe governor joined Esme Murphy to talk about the latest issues facing Minnesota (10:15). WCCO Sunday Morning - July 11, 2021
MN Special Session Officially Ends Wednesday, Senate Tables Votes On CommissionersThe future of certain state agency heads hung in the balance on Wednesday morning, but the Senate did not take any action to prove or remove them from their posts. Instead, they ended 18 months of pandemic work marked by many special sessions, Caroline Cummings reports (2:30) WCCO 4 News At 5 - July 7, 2021
Special Session Ends, Senate Tables Votes On Cabinet MembersThe Minnesota Senate adjourned shortly before noon on Wednesday, ending the special session instead of voting on whether some members of Gov. Tim Walz’s cabinet should keep their jobs (1:03) WCCO 4 News At Noon - July 7, 2021
Laura Bishop Talks Resignation As MPCA HeadErin Hassanzadeh talks to the now former commissioner of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency to reflect on the state's progress, and the work that she says is still mission critical (2:10). WCCO 4 News At 10 - July 6, 2021
Minnesota Pollution Control Commissioner Steps Down Ahead Of Likely Ouster By State SenateSome of Gov. Tim Walz's other state agency heads could be out of a job as the GOP-led Senate considers ousting them, Caroline Cummings reports (2:00). WCCO 4 News At 6 - July 6, 2021
MPCA Commissioner Resigns Hours Before Senate VoteThe head of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency resigned just hours before a hearing in the State Senate, where Republicans were set to possibly force her out of the role, Caroline Cummings reports (1:58) WCCO 4 News At 5 - July 6, 2021
Debate Continues Over New Police Reforms Passed In Minn.The new police reform measures passed at the end of the special session last week are less ambitious than many Democrats and activists had hoped. And as Esme Murphy reports, they come as police groups launch a major legal challenge to a deadly force measure passed last year (2:12). WCCO 4 News At 5 - July 5, 2021
Renewable & Solar Industry Gets $31M In IncentivesGriffin Dooling -- vice president of the Minnesota Solar Energy Industries Association and CEO of Blue Horizon Energy – talks to Jeff Wagner about incentives passed last week during Minnesota’s special legislative session (7:14). WCCO 4 News At 10 - July 4, 2021
Minnesota Passes Budget, Averts Government ShutdownA $52 billion budget bill is signed into law, averting a government shutdown, Caroline Cummings reports (2:27) WCCO 4 News At Noon - July 1, 2021
Minn. Lawmakers Avert Government ShutdownThe Minnesota legislature took action just in the nick of time to avoid a partial government shutdown, reports Caroline Cummings (2:16). WCCO 4 News At 10 - June 30, 2021
Outrage Builds Over Treatment Of Andrea Jenkins By ProtestersSupport is pouring in for Minneapolis City Council Vice President Andrea Jenkins after a video posted online showed a group of protesters holding her hostage during a Pride Day event, reports Reg Chapman (2:33). WCCO 4 News At 6 - June 30, 2021
Gov. Walz’s Emergency Powers EndMinnesota lawmakers abruptly ended Gov. Tim Walz’s nearly 16 months of emergency powers early Wednesday morning, reports Esme Murphy (1:38). WCCO 4 News At 6 - June 30, 2021
Minnesota Government Shutdown AvertedMinnesota legislators sent the final budget bill to the governor to be signed early Wednesday evening, reports Caroline Cummings (2:12). WCCO 4 News At 6 - June 30, 2021

Search Video