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Minnesota DHS official calls fraud probe 'political distraction'
Channeling funds to child care: Legislature considers bills to address child care shortage
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Hospitals lean into virtual health care even as Medicare won't cover it
PolyMet receives final permit for Minn. copper-nickel mine
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Minnesota farmer promotes wheat worldwide
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March 15, 2019
Ruud applauds bonding bill
State Sen. Carrie Ruud, R-Breezy Point, joined her colleagues on Monday to pass legislation to amend the 2018 bonding bill and restore the integrity of the Environment and Natural Resource Trust Fund. The bill, which passed with broad bipartisan support, was signed into law Tuesday...
March 15, 2019 - 8:30am
March 10, 2019
Uncapped potential: Northland’s largest breweries hoping bill would allow for growler sales, even if annual barrel limit is surpassed
DULUTH — Minnesota breweries face a difficult choice — growlers or growth. State law currently prevents breweries that produce more than...
March 10, 2019 - 6:05am
January 28, 2019
Reader Opinion: Are innocents cannon fodder?
There was an interesting article in the Brainerd Dispatch a couple of weeks ago regarding traffic deaths increasing 6 percent in 2018. Of the 380 total deaths listed 221 were either alcohol-related or speed-related. Also listed were 27 deaths as distracted-related and 90 deaths for...
January 28, 2019 - 11:30am
January 3, 2019
2019 Legislative preview: Is third time the charm for tax conformity in Minnesota?
In the 2018 legislative session, Minnesota legislators were disappointed when their tax conformity bill was vetoed not once, but twice. Legislators...
January 3, 2019 - 2:59pm
December 20, 2018
Water tower committee to seek marketing funds
Marketing money could be in the near future for Brainerd's Save the Water Tower Committee. Carissa Meyer, the marketing manager for the citizen-run...
December 20, 2018 - 2:00pm
December 15, 2018
Minnesota legislative leaders strike early deal, set up a clash on key issues
ST. PAUL --Minnesota legislative leaders this week huddled with lawmakers in their political parties to decide their top goals for the 2019 legislative...
December 15, 2018 - 7:53am
November 26, 2018
Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities again looks to boost LGA
BEMIDJI, Minn. — While the 2019 state legislative session will see a different governor and plenty of new faces in the House, one of the top...
November 26, 2018 - 6:35pm
November 8, 2018
Gov.-elect Walz says Capitol gridlock will fall to him
ST. PAUL -- Governor-elect Tim Walz on Thursday said it would be his responsibility to break up political gridlock in the Statehouse. Facing...
November 8, 2018 - 5:28pm
MN Republicans re-elect Gazelka as senate majority leader
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Senate Republicans on Thursday. Nov. 8, unanimously re-elected their leader and selected a new president of that chamber. In a closed meeting, Republican lawmakers elected Sen. Paul Gazelka, R-Nisswa, to serve as Senate Majority Leader and Sen. Jeremy Miller,...
November 8, 2018 - 4:24pm
November 4, 2018
New funds help adults with disabilities find, keep housing
Grants totaling $2.97 million have been awarded to 46 counties and three American Indian tribes to help more people with disabilities have housing of their own through a new initiative from the state of Minnesota. Community Living Infrastructure Grants will go toward a variety of...
November 4, 2018 - 12:30pm
Groups sue over Minnesota environmental trust fund spending
DULUTH—Several environmental and conservation groups on Wednesday, Oct. 3, filed a lawsuit claiming the 2018 Minnesota Legislature's move...
October 4, 2018 - 1:53pm
September 21, 2018
Veteran Minnesota lawmaker ends campaign, denies daughter's allegation of inappropriate touching
St. PAUL—Minnesota state Rep. Jim Knoblach, an influential St. Cloud Republican in his eighth term, has ended his re-election campaign...
September 21, 2018 - 5:49pm
September 13, 2018
U of M plans to ask Legislature for $87M increase
MINNEAPOLIS — University of Minnesota leaders plan to ask the Legislature for an additional $87 million next biennium with no promises for how they'll spend it. That would represent a 6.7 percent increase to the two-year, $1.3 billion base appropriation the U regularly gets...
September 13, 2018 - 9:35pm
August 17, 2018
'There are no seizures in heaven': Northern Minnesota girl, a centerpiece in the medical marijuana debate, dies at 12
HIBBING, Minn. — Amelia Weaver, the Hibbing girl whose fight with a rare form of epilepsy led her parents to the center of the campaign...
August 17, 2018 - 8:03pm
August 8, 2018
Report: States can do more to fight cancer
DULUTH, Minn.—Minnesota falls short in adapting measures that would aid in the fight against cancer, an advocacy group contends in a report...
August 8, 2018 - 9:59pm