Minnesota News
  • REAL ID passes Senate on second try

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota is one step closer to federal compliance after the Senate passed REAL ID legislation. The bill passed 60-7 Thursday night. Republican Sen. Eric Pratt of Prior Lake amended the …

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    31 Mar 17
  • Senate wants $900 million in tax cuts

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Senate Republicans are pursuing deep tax cuts over the next two years for students, families and those on Social Security. The almost $900 million sought in their bill released Wednesday …

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    30 Mar 17
  • Republicans join Democrats against Trump's Great Lakes cuts

    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) – Republicans from Great Lakes states are joining Democrats in opposing President Donald Trump’s plan to kill funding for a popular environmental program. The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative has gotten about …

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    17 Mar 17
  • State on track to meet new buffer requirements

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Gov. Mark Dayton says he won’t slow down his marquee legislation to improve Minnesota’s water quality. Dayton and Minnesota lawmakers passed a law in 2015 requiring so-called buffers between cropland …

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    17 Mar 17
  • Storm dumps more than 9 inches of snow in southern Minnesota

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Snow-covered roadways are making travel difficult in parts of Minnesota. Southern regions of the state have been hardest hit by a winter storm marching across the Midwest. The State PatrolĀ  responded to …

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    14 Mar 17
  • Minneapolis hits rogue liquor store with 30-day suspension

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – A Minneapolis liquor store that opened for Sunday business nearly four months before a new state law allowed it will lose its license for 30 days. City officials announced the …

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    14 Mar 17
  • Minnesota aims to stem health rate hikes, stabilize market

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota Republicans are preparing to plow nearly $400 million every two years into a new state program meant to reduce health insurance premiums next year. Minnesota has grappled with some …

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    14 Mar 17
  • Sunday liquor sales bill heads to Dayton's desk

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – It’s official: Come July, Minnesotans can start buying liquor on Sundays. Gov. Mark Dayton signed a bill on Tuesday repealing the decades-old ban. Minnesota liquor stores can open their doors …

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    03 Mar 17