Alex Derosier

Minnesota Reporter

Alex Derosier covers Minnesota breaking news and state government for Forum News Service. He previously spent almost three years as a digital producer and news editor for the Forum of Fargo-Moorhead. Before that, he worked at The Associated Press in Raleigh, N.C., and contributed research to investigations at CBS News in Washington, D.C. He can be reached via email at

Languages spoken: English

A dozen bills enact signifcant government spending backers say will reduce child poverty and make the state a better place to raise a family.
DFLers won control of state government in November, and with no Republican Senate majority in the way, have moved swiftly to enact many of their priorities.
Ride-share companies oppose the bill and are urging the Minnesota governor to veto it. Backers say it's crucial to provide a living wage and basic employee protections.
Under a bill expected to become law, Minnesota’s gas tax would be tied to inflation, a move that could increase the price of fuel by 5 cents per gallon by 2027. The current state tax is 28.5 cents.
Members of the Minnesota Senate on Sunday, May 21, passed a $3 billion bill containing what DFL lawmakers have described as historic tax relief.
House and Senate lawmakers have agreed on a final transportation budget bill that includes $194.7 million for Northern Lights Express rail. But it has to go through a few more steps.
Republicans held up the passage of a borrowing bill for much of the session. Just days before the legislative deadline, DFLers agreed to GOP requests to provide $300 million to nursing homes.
After years of advocacy and a marathon of hearings and votes, recreational marijuana bill heads to governor's desk.
As they try to find sources of ongoing revenue for transportation, the delivery and gas taxes have emerged as potential new moneymakers for the state.
Joined by gun control advocates, lawmakers and former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords at the state Capitol on Friday, DFL Gov. Tim Walz signed a public safety bill with the new gun policies into law.