Some Question Whether Hike On Cigarette, Vape Taxes Would Be Reliable Revenue SourceThe governor's office estimates adding a tax on vaping devices in addition to the vapor and nicotine solutions will generate $12 million over the two-year budget, Caroline Cummings reports (2:12). WCCO 4 News at 5 - January 27, 2021
Federal Help Coming For Struggling Movie TheatersThe pandemic has hit the movie industry hard. Many theaters are struggling to survive. Washington is now sending money to help keep the marquees on, Elis Preston reports (1:56). WCCO 4 News At Noon - January 27, 2021
Sen. Patrick Leahy Returns To Work Following HospitalizationSen. Patrick Leahy, who will preside over former President Donald Trump's second impeachment trial, is back at work after going to the hospital, Debra Alfarone reports (2:06). WCCO 4 News At Noon - January 27, 2021
Transgender Nat’l Guard Member Feels 'Big Relief' After Ban ReversalA new executive order signed Monday by President Joe Biden has reversed a Trump-era ban on transgender service in the military, reports Reg Chapman (2:11). WCCO 4 News At 6 - January 26, 2021
Senate GOP Says Tax Hikes In Gov. Walz's $52B Budget Plan Are DOAThe budget relies on a series of tax increases totaling $1.6 billion on Minnesota's wealthiest individuals, Esme Murphy reports (2:30). WCCO 4 News At 5 - January 26, 2021
Maria Elizondo Receives 1st Full Minn. Pardon Since 1984The Minnesota Board of Pardons Monday granted its first full pardon since 1984, reports Esme Murphy (1:42). WCCO 4 News At 6 - January 25, 2021
Walz Education Plan Focuses On Equity, Achievement GapGov. Tim Walz released on Monday a slate of his education priorities that he believes will help ensure high-quality education is available to all Minnesota students no matter their race or socio-economic status, reports Caroline Cummings (2:14). WCCO 4 News At 6 - January 25, 2021
Bars, Restaurants Believe 'Worst Is Behind Us'It has been two weeks since Minnesota bars and restaurants were allowed to re-open at 50% capacity. It’s working for some, while others are struggling, reports John Lauritsen (1:57). WCCO 4 News At 5 - January 25, 2021
Talking Points: How Next Stimulus Bill Could Help FamiliesMore COVID vaccines and financial relief could be heading your way -- if President Joe Biden's plan gets the green light, reports Esme Murphy (2:14). WCCO 4 News At 10 - January 24, 2021
Minn. Lawmakers To Introduce Sports Betting BillDavid Schuman looks at how much traction a bill on legalizing sports betting could have at the Minnesota Capitol (1:53). WCCO 4 News At 10 - January 24, 2021
MDH Lobbying Feds For More COVID VaccineMinnesota Department of Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm says they are actively lobbying the federal government for more vaccine doses, reports David Schuman (1:40). WCCO 4 News At 10 - January 21, 2021
Minneapolis Considers Facial Recognition Tech BanA controversial crime-fighting tool could soon be off limits in Minneapolis, reports Erin Hassanzadeh (2:06). WCCO 4 News At 10 - January 21, 2021
Minneapolis Mayor Frey Launches Re-Election BidReg Chapman spoke with Minneapolis’s mayor about why he wants to continue serving the people of Minneapolis (2:16). WCCO 4 News At 6 - January 21, 2021
Lawmakers Keeping Public Safety Conversation AliveAdvocates for police accountability and criminal justice reform welcomed the Minnesota Legislature’s bipartisan public safety bill last year as a step forward -- but they say it didn't go far enough, reports Caroline Cummings (2:24). WCCO 4 News At 6 - January 21, 2021
Sen. Amy Klobuchar Reflects On Inauguration DayFrom welcoming dignitaries to introducing the president, Esme Murphy goes behind the scenes with Sen. Klobuchar who describes the security on Inauguration Day and the relief now that it’s all over (2:04) WCCO 4 News At 5 - Jan. 21, 2021
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey To Run For Re-ElectionThe Minneapolis Democrat was elected mayor in 2017 (00:17) WCCO 4 News At Noon - Jan. 21, 2021
Poet Amanda Gorman’s Inauguration Moment Inspires Minn. ArtistsOne of the more powerful moments on Inauguration Day came in the form of artistic expression, reports Jeff Wagner (2:12). WCCO 4 News At 10 - January 20, 2021
Pat Kessler Examines New Tone Set By BidenFrom his speech on the Capitol steps, to immediately diving into his agenda at the Oval Office, President Joe Biden has set a new tone for how things will be done in Washington D.C., reports Pat Kessler (2:51). WCCO 4 News At 10 - January 20, 2021
Biden’s Travel Ban Reversal Celebrated By Minn. Immigrant CommunityErin Hassanzadeh shows how these "day one" changes will make a huge difference in the lives of some Minnesotans (2:27). WCCO 4 News At 10 - January 20, 2021
The Biggest Moments From Biden’s InaugurationPresident Joe Biden addressed the country again Wednesday night during an untraditional celebration, reports Jennifer Mayerle (2:56). WCCO 4 News At 10 - January 20, 2021
Biden Signs Climate Change Executive OrderMany concerned about climate change believe the Biden administration will breathe new life into the battle against what ails our planet, reports Reg Chapman (2:14). WCCO 4 News At 6 - January 20, 2021
As Harris Breaks Barriers, Experts Say Women In Gov’t Still Have Long Way To GoExperts say there's still a long way to go until there's equal representation across all of government, reports Caroline Cummings (2:20). WCCO 4 News At 6 - January 20, 2021
Pat Kessler On The Work Ahead For BidenPresident Biden said he will put his "whole soul" into bringing America together again—which is going to be a big job, reports Pat Kessler (3:29). WCCO 4 News At 6 - January 20, 2021
Highlights From The Biden-Harris InaugurationJoe Biden and Kamala Harris stood on the steps of the Capitol taking the oath of office to serve the people Wednesday. Esme Murphy has more on the momentous event (1:57). WCCO 4 News At 6 - January 20, 2021

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