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After the Pioneer Press asked on Thursday which portion of the Minnesota government Data Practices Act allowed Metro Transit to redact the name, a spokesman said he would confer with the agency's general counsel and return with an update.
Landowners near the Mississippi River are in danger of losing hundreds of acres of land for government use.
Clean energy advocates in Minnesota are concerned new legislation that could soon be signed by Gov. Mark Dayton will diminish regulatory oversight and ...
Mark Dayton 10 bills that lay out a $46 billion spending plan for Minnesota government for the next two years. Dayton has until Tuesday to sign or veto them.
The surge in attacks against Christians in Egypt has added to the formidable challenges facing President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's government as it struggles to contain the insurgency while pushing ahead with an ambitious and politically sensitive reform ...
In the 24 years since 1993, there have been 19 Special Sessions - that's about 4 every five years. Despite the high number of special sessions, they don't always work.
Thursday's agenda includes bills to fund health and human services programs, state government operations and a borrowing bill for public construction projects.
Representatives make the chamber home. Members of the Minnesota House of Representatives make the chamber their home during the last week of the Minnesota legislature, with District 57B Anna Wills legislating with a child in tow inside the State ...
The stranger isn't allowed to come in and then simply thumb their nose," Republican Rep. Eric Lucero of Dayton said. The Legislature has been in session since January.
Admirers say Golnik, as much as anyone, has brought within reach a prize once considered unthinkable: total GOP control of Minnesota government. "He's the best Republican operative in Minnesota today, and one of the best I've ever seen," said Chris ...
Rural Minnesota lawmakers must step up on Local government Aid When the Coalition of Greater Minnesota cities speaks, residents of rural Minnesota should listen. So should rural Minnesota lawmakers. The coalition's words demand attention because the ...
But they were joined by a batch of mayors from Greater Minnesota with nearly identical messages: that in a time of budget surpluses, the state should not continue to hold down the growth in Local government Aid. It would require $45.4 million more than ...
The federal government has twice denied Minnesota's request for an extension to comply with the Real ID federal standards for driver's license security rules.
As a nonpartisan political organization, LWV Minnesota - including the Red Wing chapter - has long-held positions on voting rights and works to present accurate and complete information on public policy issues.
The organization notes that under state and federal law, Minnesota citizens have broad rights to view those files. But it's asking how those laws are working and whether concerned citizens get ready access to government-agency files in a clear, timely ...
Cost-sharing reduction subsidies are provided only to those who qualify and are buying through government-run exchanges like MNsure in Minnesota. In April, about 11,843 people with individual insurance policies in Minnesota were benefiting from CSRs, ...
Traditionally, Republicans did not like having to provide extra identifying documents to the DVS because it felt like government overreach. But after 9/11, many Republicans warmed to the idea, but not all. In 2009, the Minnesota legislature actually ...
The federal government offered other states extensions up to 2020 if they made moves to comply. With the latest action from lawmakers, Minnesota is likely to get a waiver to give residents time to get new driver's licenses. The bill gives the ...
For Dayton, it means expanding a prized preschool program to more schools while sending extra funding to help an overburdened court system and boost state government's cybersecurity efforts. But Republicans have put a premium on tax cuts and ...
But they may not be able to depend on research conducted by the government to help them adapt to climate change if the Trump administration follows through on campaign promises to shift federal resources away from studying the climate.
The federal government Tuesday fleshed out its allegations about alleged Medicare Advantage fraud by Unitedhealth Group, filing another lawsuit against the insurer.
(AP) - The Minnesota legislature approved a bill Wednesday that would upgrade state driver's licenses to meet new federal standards required for domestic flights, advancing critical legislation that would avert potential travel disruptions after years ...
"My death date is November 14, 2016, and they will not remove that," Siddall said of her conversations with the government. "They say it's a process." The mistake had a domino effect. Not only did the low-income retiree lose her social security, she ...
The Syrian government on Tuesday "categorically" denied U.S. accusations of mass killings at a prison near Damascus, including the alleged execution of political opponents and burning the victims in a crematorium at the site.
Minnesotans: Your state lawmakers have found a way to get you driver's licenses that the federal government will accept.
For the second time in a week, government lawyers on Monday will try to persuade a federal appeals court to reinstate President Donald Trump's revised travel ban.
This one sector accounted for 0.81 of the 1.3 percent total GDP growth for the state. health care And Social Assistance followed in second at 0.31, and the government sector in third at 0.17 percent. Minnesota's growth in the government sector was the ...
It appears that the vicious cyber-attack launched Friday is showing signs of slowing its spread, but not until the ransomware, identified at "WannaCry," affected an ...
David Brooks, the New York Times columnist, has never been on the Donald Trump bandwagon. Nonetheless, the more conservative (for the Times) columnist's ...
The News Tribune's May 3 editorial (Our View: "Make case for smaller state government") quoted Rep. Sarah Anderson, head of the Minnesota House State ...
The Syrian government on Tuesday "categorically" denied U.S. accusations of mass killings at a prison near Damascus, including the alleged execution of political opponents and burning the victims in a crematorium at the site.
... Rutgers University, was the runner-up at the event held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on the Las Vegas Strip. The second runner-up was Miss Minnesota Meridith Gould, who is studying apparel retail merchandising at the University of Minnesota.
Jim Kuipers, a Montana mining consultant, said PolyMet's financial projections are contrary to standards recommended by the federal government and overly optimistic. He said Minnesota should ask for $934 million up front to cover at least 500 years of ...
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Minnesota's political leaders are entering the legislative homestretch with no budget deal in sight. It's familiar territory.
ST. PAUL - The Minnesota House of Representatives passed the State government finance Omnibus Bill Conference Committee Report (Senate File 605) ...
What's more, most Minnesotans have grown weary of blame games at the State Capitol. They want lawmakers to spend the fleeting days on the legislative calendar fully focused on how to keep state government operating at an optimal level and a reasonable ...
Upmeyer said she's trying to meet with Sessions' office to get greater clarity on how the federal government might treat Iowa's arrangement.
Coalition of Greater Minnesota cities members showed some of the problems facing negotiators in coming days. The coalition talked to lawmakers and reporters Thursday, saying the GOP Legislature is coming up short in funding Local government Aid, ...
At the top of that list is an increase in Local government Aid, the state program that provides property Tax Relief and allows cities of all sizes to have a similar level of services regardless of their wealth.
Minnesota showed some growth in its health care, government, agricultural, transportation and retail sectors in 2016.
Republican lawmakers, in charge of both legislative houses, are sending bills to Gov. Mark Dayton they know he'll veto, as the deadline to get a spending plan done hits 10 days.
Amy Klobuchar managed to reverse the false declaration and the government now recognizes that Adam Ronning is alive. "This was an absurd situation," the Senator said in a statement.
"I'm running to take power away from government and return it back to the people of Minnesota," Johnson said.
The state Constitution requires lawmakers to adjourn May 22, but if no budget passes by then legislators have until June 30 before a partial government shutdown would begin. Democrats said Republicans skipped a legal step in putting the bills up for a ...
(AP) - A U.S. Senator from Minnesota has helped a man rectify his struggle with the IRS, which declared him dead for 29 years.
"I'm running to take power away from government and return it back to the people of Minnesota," Johnson said.
The federal government ran the second highest monthly surplus on record this April as tax revenues were pushed higher by a change in the deadline for corporate tax payments.
Minneapolis (AP) - A Minnesota man serving 20 years of supervised release for conspiring to join the Islamic State group was allowed to return to a halfway house Tuesday, more than a week after he was arrested for watching a news documentary on ...


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