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Minnesota Iron Range Sen. David Tomassoni dies at 69

BY: - August 12, 2022

Minnesota Sen. David Tomassoni, 69, died on Thursday evening after announcing last year he was diagnosed with ALS.

Judge temporarily blocks Corrections Dept. from ordering people back to prison from medical release

BY: - August 11, 2022

A Ramsey County District Court judge on Thursday granted reprieve to 18 people on medical release from prison, blocking the state Department of Corrections from forcing them to return — at least for the moment.

Utilities may not charge Minnesotans for entire cost of 2021 winter storm, regulators say

BY: - August 11, 2022

The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission decided Thursday that three of the state’s largest gas utilities may not charge customers for the entire cost of gas during the 2021 winter storm that sent prices surging and froze critical gas infrastructure in Texas and Oklahoma. The commission determined that the utilities could have done more to protect […]

U.S. attorney general says DOJ asked for public release of search warrant for Trump estate

BY: - August 11, 2022

WASHINGTON — U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland said the U.S. Department of Justice moved Thursday to release the search warrant a federal judge issued earlier this week that allowed federal agents to enter former President Donald Trump’s residence at Mar-a-Lago in Florida.   DOJ, Garland said, has ​​filed a motion in the Southern District of Florida […]

Brad Finstad to be sworn into U.S. House on Friday

BY: - August 11, 2022

Republican Brad Finstad will be sworn into the U.S. House on Friday after winning a special election in Minnesota’s 1st Congressional District.

Union nurses announce strike vote as negotiations with 15 hospitals stall

BY: - August 11, 2022

Unionized nurses at 15 hospitals across the Twin Cities and the Duluth area will vote on Monday on whether to authorize a strike, as negotiations remain stalled over staffing levels and wages.  A vote to strike wouldn’t lead to nurses immediately walking off the job but would allow the Minnesota Nurses Association to call some […]

Minnesota cities, counties, sheriffs, police chiefs want to help cops recover from PTSD

BY: - August 11, 2022

So many Minnesota police officers have left the profession due to post-traumatic stress disorder that 11 Minnesota organizations started a group to highlight what has become a fiscal and staffing crisis for many communities. 

Election results you may have missed

BY: - August 10, 2022

Kathy Keena, interim Dakota County attorney, and Matt Little, a former state senator, will move on in the race to serve the south metro county. The candidates are looking to fill the seat left by James Backstrom, who retired in 2021 due to ongoing health concerns.  In May 2021, the Dakota County Board appointed Keena […]

Walz: Jensen’s COVID-19 stance is ‘killing people’

BY: - August 10, 2022

Gov. Tim Walz on Wednesday said in an MPR interview that his Republican opponent Scott Jensen's COVID-19 stance is 'killing people.'

2022 Minnesota Primary Election Live Coverage

BY: - August 9, 2022

Live coverage of critical races in Minnesota’s 2022 primary election.

State attorneys general support new poultry rule but question oversight

BY: - August 9, 2022

The attorneys general of 10 states are backing a proposed rule by the U.S. Department of Agriculture that is meant to get poultry growers fair agreements with meat processors, but they want stronger oversight. “One of the many reasons it’s tough for small poultry farmers — and small farmers of all kinds — to afford […]

Inmates file suit after state orders them back to prison from COVID-19 release

BY: - August 9, 2022

Two inmates within the Minnesota correctional system filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the state’s Department of Corrections, seeking to stop the agency from ordering 18 inmates back into prison.  During the pandemic, the DOC released 158 inmates because of their susceptibility to COVID-19 due to underlying health conditions, through a conditional medical release program, which […]