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Minnesota private schools, restaurants among businesses that got federal loans, new records show

The federal government issued more than 98,000 loans to Minnesota businesses and nonprofits through the Paycheck Protection Program, including pricey private schools and a...

Legislature likely coming back, again

The administration of Gov. Tim Walz is deciding on the timing of a special legislative session so that Walz can retain emergency powers to...

Minnesota reports 500 new COVID-19 cases and 13 deaths

More than 37,200 Minnesotans have tested positive for COVID-19 and 1,458 have died, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. The figures reported Thursday include...

Parks commissioner: There needs to be a plan before displacing homeless at Powderhorn

A Minneapolis park board commissioner said today he’ll vote against a measure that would evict most of the estimated 600 people living in tents...

Senate committee to consider hiring legal counsel in lawsuit targeting ‘outdated’ abortion laws

The Senate Rules Committee will convene Thursday to retain legal counsel to participate in a lawsuit in which the state is being sued by...

Drugmakers sue Minnesota to permanently block insulin-affordability law

Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, the trade group representing insulin makers, is suing the state of Minnesota over a law set to take...

Minnesota reports 444 new COVID-19 cases and 6 deaths

More than 36,300 Minnesotans have tested positive for COVID-19 and 1,441 have died, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. The figures reported Tuesday include...

Walz considering calling lawmakers back to consider police reforms

Gov. Tim Walz is considering calling another special legislative session on July 10. Walz said he has been talking with lawmakers about a potential special...

Goldman Sachs says national face mask mandate could keep economy open, cut infection rates

Gov. Tim Walz said he is considering a statewide mask mandate, and global investment firm Goldman Sachs just gave him a good reason to.  Goldman’s...

Walz considering a statewide mask mandate

Gov. Tim Walz said today he’s considering a statewide mandate that people wear masks in public to combat COVID-19.  He said Republican governors are also...

Minnesota reports 315 new COVID-19 cases and 10 deaths

More than 35,800 Minnesotans have tested positive for COVID-19 and 1,435 have died, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. The figures reported Monday include...

Roberts sided with liberal justices, overturning Louisiana abortion law

WASHINGTON — In a major victory for reproductive rights, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a controversial Louisiana law that critics said would have...

Minnesota reports 498 new COVID-19 cases and 5 deaths

More than 34,600 Minnesotans have tested positive for COVID-19 and 1,411 have died, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. The figures reported Friday include...

Walz administration to distribute $853 million in COVID aid to counties, cities, townships, food...

Gov. Tim Walz announced a plan Thursday to dole out $853 million in federal COVID-19 relief money to communities after the money was held...

Senate Republicans tangle with People of Color Indigenous Caucus over crime, police reform

Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka called for hearings on the riots, looting and arsons that broke out after the police killing of George Floyd,...

Minnesota reports 365 new COVID-19 cases and 9 deaths

More than 34,100 Minnesotans have tested positive for COVID-19 and 1,406 have died, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. The figures reported Thursday include...

Mining agency relents, gives grant to Fond du Lac for clean water

A state mining board commissioner today approved a $250,000 grant to the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa to provide clean drinking water,...

Resident calls for Falcon Heights council member to resign over front yard gardens

The fight over a Falcon Heights vegetable garden continues.  A month ago, Quentin Nguyen had resigned himself to living with a Falcon Heights ordinance that...

Minnesota sues oil giants for alleged climate change deception

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison is suing ExxonMobil, the American Petroleum Institute and three Koch Industries entities, alleging the companies deliberately misled Minnesotans about...

St. Paul school board votes to remove police from schools

St. Paul Public Schools is at least the second Minnesota school district to remove police officers from schools since the police killing of George...
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