ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Republican-controlled Minnesota House passed a spending package Monday for public schools and universities that includes some small increases without dipping into the state’s $900 million budget surplus. 398 more words
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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Dan Baker had just been kicked out of a drug treatment program for sharing medication with a roommate. With his family out of town on vacation, the 25-year-old took a TV from his parents’ empty house in Willmar and headed to Minneapolis in search of heroin. 917 more words
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — House Republicans made progress Monday on linking a measure to extend unemployment benefits for laid-off Iron Range steelworkers with tax credits for the state’s businesses, but could face opposition from Democrats who don’t want the two items tied together. 344 more words
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — House Democrats say more funding is needed to combat terror recruiting in Minnesota.
The large Somali community in Minneapolis has made it a primary target for terrorism recruitment — and the federal government’s anti-terrorism efforts. 110 more words
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – This fall, all 201 legislators in Minnesota are up for re-election.
The fight for control of the state House and Senate will largely center on a handful of rural districts. 40 more words
ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — Democrats in the State House Tuesday unveiled an ambitious “to do” list for rural Minnesota.
They say they’re prepared to use up to $400 million from the state’s huge budget surplus to start focusing on what they say are specific issues that are having a tremendous impact on rural Minnesota, and that Twin Cities residents might not even think about. 148 more words