GOP senators walk out of vote on subpoenas in U.S. Supreme Court ethics inquiry

BY: - November 30, 2023

WASHINGTON — South Carolina’s Lindsey Graham and Republican colleagues stormed out of a Democratic-led U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee vote on Thursday to authorize subpoenas for two high-profile GOP operatives as part of an ethics probe into undisclosed financial ties to U.S. Supreme Court justices. The panel voted 11-0 to subpoena billionaire Republican donor Harlan Crow […]

Mike Lindell’s conspiracy-fueled pillow company fights to survive his election obsession 

BY: - November 28, 2023

Mike Lindell’s conspiracy-fueled pillow company fights to survive his election obsession.

A committee is now hearing Minnesotans’ opinions on the new ethnic studies curriculum

BY: - November 17, 2023

As culture war issues over race, ethnicity, gender and sexuality roil every level of government from school boards to the U.S. Congress, Minnesota is revisiting its social studies standards, including the highly contentious issue of how to teach ethnic studies.  Implementation of a bill mandating ethnic studies as a required course for Minnesota students is […]

Problems plaguing small outdoor recreation businesses explored at U.S. Senate hearing

BY: - November 2, 2023

WASHINGTON — Operators and promoters of outdoor recreation companies said at a U.S. Senate hearing that small tourist businesses like theirs are a critical part of the rural U.S. economy facing multiple challenges. Witnesses before the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship on Wednesday listed climate change, inflation, high gas prices and a potential […]

President Joe Biden wearing a dark winter coat stands in front of a podium while making a speech inside a metal barn.

Biden kicks off rural investment tour in Northfield with Israel remarks

BY: and - November 1, 2023

NORTHFIELD — President Joe Biden began his speech about rural investments in a barn outside Northfield by addressing the war raging half a world away that has consumed American politics. He called for humanitarian aid to Gaza and reiterated his support for Israel’s right to defend itself, but stopped short of calling for a ceasefire as […]

Attorney General Ellison, other states sue Meta for targeting youth

BY: - October 24, 2023

Attorney General Keith Ellison is joining 41 other state attorneys general in lawsuits accusing  Facebook and Instagram parent company Meta of deliberately making its apps addictive for children. Ellison says he is joining other attorneys general in “holding the company accountable,” for the part the company played in aggravating the national mental health crisis. Ellison […]

A historic housing construction boom may finally moderate rent hikes

BY: - October 23, 2023

Read more Stateline coverage of how communities across the country are trying to create more affordable housing. An unprecedented surge in the nationwide construction of new housing — mostly apartments — may finally be making a dent in fast-rising rents that have been making life harder for tenants. More than 1.65 million housing units were under […]

Minnesota family members mourn the deaths of five Palestinian refugees in Israeli airstrike

BY: - October 16, 2023

Five members of a Minnesota family were killed by an Israeli airstrike in Gaza early Sunday, according to the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. Children and adults alike were harmed.  Jehad Adwan, who lives in Mankato, is a surviving member of the family. His wife’s family are Palestinian refugees, who fled their […]

Farm bill stalled amid U.S. House speaker battle, delay of spending bills

BY: - October 9, 2023

WASHINGTON —  As Congress faces another pressing deadline to fund the government and the U.S. House grinds to a halt without a speaker, the reauthorization of the nation’s agriculture and hunger programs has taken a back seat. But lawmakers tasked with shepherding the new version maintain their progress is “in good shape.” The previous farm […]

Biden administration moves to ban medical debt from Americans’ credit scores

BY: - September 25, 2023

The Biden administration announced a major initiative to protect Americans from medical debt, outlining plans to develop federal rules barring unpaid medical bills from affecting patients’ credit scores. The regulations, if enacted, would potentially help tens of millions of people who have medical debt on their credit reports, eliminating information that can depress consumers’ scores […]

South Dakota regulators deny permit for Navigator CO2 carbon pipeline

BY: - September 6, 2023

PIERRE — In a unanimous decision, the three-member South Dakota Public Utilities Commission on Wednesday rejected Navigator CO2’s application for a permit to construct the Heartland Greenway carbon capture pipeline in South Dakota. The commission also unanimously refused the company’s request to preempt county pipeline setback ordinances. The ordinances mandate minimum distances between pipelines and dwellings, […]

Insulina a bajo costo, alivio fiscal y otros beneficios disponibles para inmigrantes en Minnesota

BY: - August 4, 2023

Read in English. Durante la reciente sesión legislativa en Minnesota se aprobaron varias leyes que amplían el acceso a beneficios para los inmigrantes indocumentados en el estado, incluyendo licencias de conducir y el programa de seguro médico público MinnesotaCare. La Legislatura controlada por el Partido Demócrata-Agrario-Laborista de Minnesota (DFL, por sus siglas en inglés) también […]