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Senate Approves Ban On Gun-Like Cell Phone Cases

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota lawmakers have taken the first step toward banning cellphone cases designed to look like handguns.

The Senate unanimously passed a ban on selling, possessing or manufacturing the lookalike cases on Wednesday. 107 more words


Minn. Senator's Name Would Grace Street, But It's Illegal

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Democratic state senator’s name would grace a rebuilt street under a public construction bill released Monday — an illegal honor that one Republican lawmaker says reeks of political favoritism. 238 more words


Bill Requires Background Check Before Gun Transfers

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Gun safety supporters rallied at a church outside the Minnesota State Capitol Tuesday.

DFL State Senator Ron Latz is proposing a bill which requires criminal background checks for the 40 percent of gun transfers he says are currently exempted – including online and gun show sales. 234 more words


Minnesota Senate includes additional money for education in its supplemental budget target

As we reported yesterday, the Minnesota Senate announced their supplemental budget targets, providing $48.2 million for the education committee to spend. Within minutes of the press conference announcing the targets, the… 392 more words

Lawmakers Approve Iron Range Unemplyment Extension, Tax Relief

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota legislators on Thursday paved the way for unemployment checks to go out to thousands of out-of-work Iron Range miners, abruptly wrapping up a long-awaited deal just after the Senate’s top Democrat doubted whether the relief package would come together. 560 more words


Minn. Senate Opens Hearings On 'Zero Tolerance' Teacher Assault Bill

ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — A Minnesota Senate Committee opened hearings Thursday on a bill requiring school boards to expel students who assault teachers.

The Zero Tolerance proposal comes in the wake of several high-profile assaults on teachers in Twin Cities schools. 276 more words