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Tribes object to Enbridge ‘dewatering’ permit as drought threatens wild rice

The president of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe on Tuesday sent a letter to Gov. Tim Walz raising concerns that the Department of Natural Resources...

Personal income skyrocketed in early 2021

Minnesotans' personal income increased more than 57% over the first three months of 2021, according to newly released data from the Bureau of Economic...
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Klobuchar, Smith join Iowa GOP Sen. Joni Ernst in push for biofuels

Sens. Tina Smith and Amy Klobuchar joined Iowa GOP U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst on Tuesday to push for stronger support of biofuels.  At a Senate...

Lawmakers agree to provide bonus pay to essential workers who took unpaid time off...

So-called essential workers who took unpaid time off during the height of the pandemic will receive some bonus pay under a deal announced Tuesday...

In reversal, Senate votes down refinery safety measure

The GOP-led Senate on Tuesday voted down an amendment requiring refinery contract workers to complete apprenticeship-level training just days after approving the same amendment,...

With refinery safety bill, Republicans forced to choose between old friends and new

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Biden speaks to activists who demand end to poverty, kick off national campaign

The Poor People’s Campaign held a rally in Raleigh on Monday to demand an end to poverty, kicking off a year-long activism campaign that...

College athletes score a big win in the U.S. Supreme Court in NCAA dispute

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled Monday that the National Collegiate Athletics Association cannot limit educational compensation to student athletes due to their amateur...

After Senate adopted refinery safety amendment with large margin, finance committee might remove it

The legislative fate of some provisions in the jobs bill are undecided, as the Republian-led Senate voted 36-30 on Monday to send the jobs...

Lawmakers tussling over more than the state budget — essential worker pay and reinsurance also...

The Minnesota Legislature continues to labor toward final agreements on a two-year, $52 billion budget deal, spread out over about a baker's dozen major...

About that House GOP filibuster

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Minnesota added more than 12,000 jobs in May; unemployment down

Minnesota added a net 12,000 jobs in May, including nearly 14,800 private sector jobs, with strong growth in leisure and hospitality as restaurants, bars...

Minneapolis City Council members accuse mayor of skirting law with Agape contract

Several Minneapolis City Council members accused Mayor Jacob Frey of misusing his pandemic emergency powers to approve a $359,000 contract with Agape Movement to...

Federal judge halts Biden pause on new oil and gas leases across the U.S.

A federal judge in Louisiana has ordered the Biden administration to restart regular sales of oil and gas leases, forcing the administration to prematurely...

Legislators reach agreement on tax bill

Legislative leaders reached an agreement on a $900 million tax bill Tuesday, according to state Sen. Ann Rest, DFL-New Hope, who is on the...
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Mayors of U.S. cities plead for federal funds to alleviate housing crisis

WASHINGTON—The mayors of cities in Ohio, Montana and Arizona stressed the need for affordable housing to be included in any congressional infrastructure package during...

U.S. House panel probes slow cleanup of ‘exploited’ coal mining sites

A U.S. House Natural Resources subcommittee examined the cleanup needs for regions transitioning away from coal production Tuesday, with witnesses representing coal workers and...

Line 3 encampment ends after a week with one arrest, 50 citations

A weeklong encampment intended to disrupt construction of Enbridge's Line 3 oil pipeline in northern Minnesota ended with one arrest and 50 people cited...

Minnesota landlord group sues over eviction moratorium as legislators agree to ‘off ramp’

A group representing some 1,900 landlords in Minnesota filed suit in federal court on Monday to end the moratorium Gov. Tim Walz placed on...
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Lawmakers reach agreement on eviction moratorium ‘off ramp’

Minnesota legislators announced on Monday an agreement to end Gov. Tim Walz’s eviction moratorium over the next three-and-a-half months as the pandemic wanes and...

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