Big fight over drug pricing with implications for Minnesota heads to the Supreme Court

BY: - October 6, 2020

A years-long fight over whether states have the authority to regulate important aspects of drug pricing will be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday morning. At issue is whether prescription middlemen, known as “pharmacy benefit managers,” will have to bow to state authority over a huge swath of their business or if federal law […]

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Voter fraud myth persists despite constant failure to prove claims

BY: - October 6, 2020

TOPEKA, Kansas — Scott Moore had never heard of the Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck program before election officials in Kansas and Florida exposed his personal information, along with 944 other Kansas voters. The now-defunct Crosscheck was designed to help county clerks clean up registration lists by looking for voters who had moved to neighboring states. […]

Iconic George Floyd mural at Cup Foods vandalized again, called ‘Satan’s mural’

BY: - October 5, 2020

The iconic George Floyd mural on the side of Cup Foods in south Minneapolis has again been vandalized, this time with a vulgar and far more damaging defacement.  This marks the second time the mural has been vandalized since its creation after Floyd died outside the store at the hands of police. Floyd died outside […]

Nominations open for 2021 Minnesota Teacher of the Year

BY: - October 5, 2020

Nominations are open for the 2021 Minnesota Teacher of the Year, a prestigious award given out annually by the state’s teachers union. Anyone can submit a nomination online through Nov. 15. The Minnesota Teacher of the Year will be named in May and become the state’s candidate for National Teacher of the Year. Nominees must […]

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Minneapolis event will help people apply for rental assistance, health care

BY: - October 5, 2020

Hennepin County will host an in-person event in south Minneapolis on Tuesday to help people apply for rental assistance, health care and other resources as the economy struggles to recover amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. People can receive help applying for government assistance from 12:30-4 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 6 at Hennepin County’s Office of […]

‘I just don’t trust the system any more’: Voters on edge as election nears

BY: and - October 5, 2020

WASHINGTON — Widespread anxiety and confusion around voting, compounded by the pandemic that has spread to millions of Americans, including President Donald Trump. A vastly underfunded and decentralized electoral system that could take days and possibly weeks to certify results.  Attempts to suppress voting, interfere with elections and cast doubt on the integrity of mail-in […]

Minn. GOP congressmen fly despite possible COVID-19 exposure, angering Delta passengers

BY: - October 3, 2020

Minnesota’s three Republican congressmen who traveled with President Donald Trump on Air Force One recently are coming under fire for flying Friday after their recent exposure to COVID-19. Reps. Tom Emmer, Jim Hagedorn and Pete Stauber attended Trump’s Duluth campaign rally on Wednesday, just two days before Trump announced he, along with his wife, Melania, […]

Hennepin County launches fund to spur equitable redevelopment from riots

BY: - October 2, 2020

Hennepin County will create a $10 million fund to help spur redevelopment of areas destroyed by riots following the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis in May. Without state or federal aid to help rebuild, many people whose businesses were damaged this summer may have no other choice but to sell rather than rebuild. […]

Minnesota Republicans who spent time with Trump are quarantining after campaign rally, fundraiser

BY: - October 2, 2020

Minnesota Republicans who hosted President Donald Trump this week are quarantining and scrambling to contain the fallout after the president disclosed on Thursday he contracted COVID-19.  Three GOP congressmen — U.S. Reps. Tom Emmer, Jim Hagedorn and Pete Stauber — traveled with Trump on Air Force One on Wednesday when the president held a campaign […]

Trump tests positive for COVID-19, enters quarantine

BY: , and - October 2, 2020

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump tweeted early Friday that he and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for COVID-19, throwing the presidential campaign into a new uproar. “We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!” Trump tweeted. Late Thursday, Bloomberg News had reported that Hope Hicks, a close aide to Trump, had […]

Duluth police investigating Trump supporter who attacked WCCO photojournalist

BY: - October 1, 2020

News media and political leaders on Thursday condemned an attack by a Trump supporter of a WCCO photographer in Duluth.  “By now you’ve probably seen that @WCCO photojournalist @Dymanh was attacked by this knucklehead Wednesday in Duluth, covering activity near a campaign rally for President Trump,” wrote Guy Still, a WCCO assistant manager who assigned […]

Owner of burned out beauty salon got to meet Pence and Ivanka Trump, but she’s coy about her vote

BY: - October 1, 2020

Flora Westbrooks knew she was going to be on a policing panel with Vice President Mike Pence and Ivanka Trump last week, but she had no idea she was going to get personal time with them and visit her burned-out husk of a building in north Minneapolis. Westbrooks, who owns a beauty salon on Broadway […]