Clock Is Ticking For Lawmakers To Pass BudgetMinnesota lawmakers are nearing the midnight deadline to pass the raining parts of the state budget, Caroline Cummings reports (1:59) WCCO 4 News At 5 - June 30, 2021
Minn. House Passes Public Safety BillA group of DFL lawmakers has dropped some of their police accountability measures from a public safety budget deal, paving the way for the bill to pass in time to keep Minnesota government services operating, reports Caroline Cummings (0:27). WCCO 4 News At 10 - June 29, 2021
Sen. Klobuchar Presses CDC, TSA To Update Mask Guidance For TravelIn May, the CDC announced new guidance for fully vaccinated people saying they can resume daily activities without wearing masks, Esme Murphy reports (). WCCO 4 News At 5 - June 29, 2021
Minneapolis City Council VP Jenkins Describes Protesters Holding Her CaptiveCity Council Vice President Andrea Jenkins says activists held her captive in her car for 90 minutes last weekend while forcing her to agree to a list of demands, Reg Chapman reports (2:20). WCCO 4 News At 6 - June 29, 2021
Lawmakers Have Just Over A Day To Wrap Everything UpThe Minnesota House is debating the public safety budget bill and hoping to bring back some police accountability measures that didn't make the final deal between legislative leaders, Caroline Cummings reports (2:33). WCCO 4 News At 6 - June 29, 2021
It's Down To The Wire At Minnesota State CapitolThe fate of the deal struck by leaders remains uncertain as DFL lawmakers move to amend it with policies that were shut out of the agreement, Caroline Cummings reports (3:10). WCCO 4 News At 5 - June 29, 2021
Biden Takes Infrastructure Message To WisconsinDemocrats are still pushing a second measure that will include other priorities, like paid-leave, education, and child care, Skylar Henry reports (1:44). WCCO 4 News At 5 - June 29, 2021
Interview: Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka On Special Session, Walz's Emergency PowersEsme Murphy speaks to Sen. Majority Leader Paul Gazelka about the public safety deal and Gov. Tim Walz's emergency powers (5:05) WCCO 4 Sunday Morning - June 27, 2021
Interview: House Speaker Melissa Hortman On Public Safety DealRepublican and DFL Leaders reached a deal on Saturday night to fund the last part of the state’s budget to avoid a government shutdown, Esme Murphy reports (5:36) WCCO 4 Sunday Morning - June 27, 2021
5 Budget Bills Have Reached Gov. Walz's DeskCaroline Cummings reports on the latest in the special session (2:11). WCCO 4 News At 6 - June 24, 2021
Twin Cities Among Metro Areas Included In Biden Plan To Curb Violent CrimeThe Twin Cities are getting federal help to fight rising gun violence, Erin Hassanzadeh reports (2:08). WCCO 4 News At 10 - June 23, 2021
Democrats' Expanded Voting Rights Bill Expected To Fail In Senate Without Republican SupportA sweeping plan by U.S. Democrats to expand voting rights is expected to fail in the Senate Tuesday, Skyler Henry reports (2:06). WCCO 4 News At 5 - June 22, 2021
Hundreds Of State Road Construction Projects Hinge On Transportation Bill's PassingState lawmakers are hoping to pass and send to the governor a transportation budget by Wednesday so construction on state road projects can continue without interruption, Caroline Cummings reports (2:35). WCCO 4 News At 5 - June 22, 2021
Millions Approved For Cohasset Mill ConstructionGov. Tim Walz says one of the first hurdles to bringing new jobs to Minnesota's Iron Range has been crossed (0:34). WCCO 4 News At 6 - June 21, 2021
Bipartisanship On Display During Special SessionIt's looking good that the Minnesota Legislature is on track to finish the state's budget bills on time, despite differing opinions along the way (1:01). WCCO 4 News At 6 - June 21, 2021
'U’ Announces Plan To Combat Crime Near CampusThe University of Minnesota says it's working with the city of Minneapolis to crack down on crime near campus, reports Caroline Cummings (2:01). WCCO 4 News At 6 - June 21, 2021
Epimonia Joins Forces With Minnesota UnitedTwo entrepreneurs have partnered with Minnesota United Football Club to produce co-branded apparel to help support refugees living right here in Minnesota, reports Norman Seawright (3:27). WCCO 4 News At 10 - June 20, 2021
Possible Minnesota Government Shutdown ApproachesThe Minnesota Legislature has 10 days to get all 15 budget bills done, or the state government will shut down. And unlike past shutdowns, this one would be more severe because agencies that were allowed to get funding won't be able to, reports Esme Murphy (2:01). WCCO 4 News At 10 - June 20, 2021
10 Days Left In Special SessionThe Minnesota House finally passed three budget bills (0:42). WCCO 4 News At 5:30 - June 20, 2021
George Floyd Square, Uptown Intersection Reopen To TrafficTwo intersections in Minneapolis that have been the center of gatherings and protests are back open to traffic at the moment (1:23). WCCO 4 News At 5:30 - June 20, 2021
Interview: Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey On Unrest In The CityEsme Murphy spoke with Mayor Jacob Frey as the city continues to deal with unrest (6:20). WCCO Sunday Morning - June 20, 2021
Interview: House Minority Leader Kurt Daudt On Special Session ProgressEsme Murphy spoke with Rep. Kurt Daudt as lawmakers continue to work on the state's budget (5:13). WCCO Sunday Morning - June 20, 2021
Mpls. City Council President Addresses Police PayoutsThe Minneapolis City Council President is responding to a WCCO report about how much it costs taxpayers to settle police lawsuits, reports Jennifer Mayerle (2:10). WCCO 4 News At 10 - June 17, 2021
Expert: No DFL Endorsement For Mayor Benefits Incumbent Jacob FreyRecent violence in Minneapolis is bound to be on the minds of voters when they go to the polls in November, reports Esme Murphy (). WCCO 4 News At 5 - June 17, 2021

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