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What’s in Minnesota’s $7 billion transportation bill?

Legislative leaders and the administration of Gov. Tim Walz came to an agreement on a $7 billion transportation bill that will fund transportation projects...

Minnesota lawmakers reach education budget deal

Minnesota legislative leaders reached an education budget agreement Tuesday, just over a week before the June 30 deadline for lawmakers to pass a budget...

Refinery safety provision cut from jobs bill, Clean Car rule moves...

Minnesota lawmakers say they are making progress on finalizing a $52 billion two-year budget ahead of a June 30 deadline, even as state agencies...

Minneapolis police workers’ comp claims have skyrocketed

The city of Minneapolis could pay some $34 million or more in workers’ compensation claims filed by city employees since the murder of George...

Settled into new homes, refugees in US say they are working...

Violence, persecution and wars amid a global pandemic added to the growing number of displaced persons around the world last year. The United Nations reports...

Enbridge continues winning legal victories as activists race to stop Line...

For six years, environmentalists and Native tribes have been trying to stop the Canadian company Enbridge from building a new oil pipeline through northern...

Suburban cities spearhead effort to remove racial covenants

A lawyer by trade, when Maria Cisneros and her husband, Miguel, went to buy their house in Golden Valley five years ago, she read...

Activists stand athwart highway expansion, yelling stop

DULUTH — Jordan van der Hagen, a landscape designer, wants I-35 through downtown Duluth replaced with a boulevard. The freeway, he argues, is a...

Trump wanted Supreme Court to order new election in Arizona, other...

Former President Donald Trump wanted his Justice Department to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to order a half dozen states, including Arizona, to hold...

Clock ticking to pass budget as lawmakers return in special session...

Lawmakers returned on Monday to a noisy Capitol brimming with visiting Minnesotans for the first time in 14 months. The joyous mood was tempered...

Teachers come under pressure as politicians, parents battle over ‘critical race...

WASHINGTON — Teachers from Tennessee to Iowa are swept up in a wave of outrage led by GOP politicians nationwide over how schools teach...

State Human Services waived burdensome regs during pandemic, wants to continue...

When the pandemic hit last year, the state had to change the way it did a lot of business, and fast. The Department of Human...

Homeownership slips in Twin Cities as developers focus on apartments and...

For decades the Twin Cities has boasted one of the highest rates of homeownership in the nation. But a surge of demand and a lack...

Ilhan Omar tweet prompts dispute among House Democrats

WASHINGTON—U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar on Thursday faced a backlash from leaders in the House and Democratic colleagues — including her fellow Minnesotan, Rep. Dean...

From near and far: Meet the ‘water protectors’ protesting Enbridge’s Line...

People opposed to Enbridge's Line 3 in northern Minnesota remained camped out at one of the pipeline's Mississippi River crossings for the third day...

Frustrated local leaders urge Congress to move faster on regulating PFAS

WASHINGTON — Local officials and community leaders on Wednesday pushed Congress to designate toxic chemicals that are contaminating drinking water as hazardous materials, which...

Cities, facing pressure to minimize police presence, turn to unproven community...

Facing increasing political pressure on all sides in the face of rising violent crime and activists demanding the dismantling of their police departments, Minneapolis...

Demonstrators converge on Enbridge pipeline construction, dozens arrested

TWO INLETS — Tarah Stangler locked herself to a barricade fashioned from lumber and other building materials as the sun dipped beneath the trees...

States poised to allow college athletes to profit off their name,...

WASHINGTON — A seismic shift will rock college sports next month, when a handful of new state laws go into effect allowing student athletes...

Asian Minnesotans say discrimination is on the rise, push to make...

At the start of the pandemic, Yaoyao Chen, a materials research engineer, was an early adopter of mask-wearing.  One day in March, she was at...

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