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... for improvements in states' election cybersecurity. Every state will receive at least $3 million with adjustments for population, Klobuchar said at a news conference Thursday in Minneapolis. Minnesota was among 21 states where voter databases were targeted by entities linked to the Russian ...
In Minnesota over the past year, industries adding the most jobs were education and health services, with 8,451 new positions. Other sectors with job growth were government, up 7,360; construction, up 4,867; trade, transportation and utilities, up 3,627; leisure and hospitality, up 1,193; ...

With a population estimate of almost 5.6 million people as of July, Minnesota as a whole gained 51,556 people, or an increase of less than 1 percent, from 2016 to 2017. Growth has been steady in the 2010s -- the Census reported Minnesota had about 5.3 million in 2010. Estimates indicate the state ...
It would require some able-bodied people to work if they receive government-funded health care. "An arbitrary line is being drawn about who is worthy and who is not worthy of getting health care," said Reitmeier, CEO of Crookston-based Northwestern Mental Health Center. She said the bill, if it ... Minnesota Medicaid
She ruled that the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act includes a provision that incorporates federal law and defers to it. Her ruling is the first of its kind in Minnesota that evaluates the balance between state and federal public information laws. She cited precedents in two appellate courts, ...
If there was a Venn diagram that included circles labeled "reality TV," "Minnesota government," and "dead animals," the very center would be the Minnesota DNR's Eagle Cam. ... The Minnesota DNR Eagle Cam is a 24-hour, seven-days-a-week live feed of an eagle's nest tended by one eagle mom.

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) -- Lobbyists spent tens of millions of dollars last year to influence government officials in Minnesota. That's according to a report from a public agency tracking the money. What did it get? One of the biggest protests in 2017 stemmed from a state Capitol vote on the Enbridge crude ...
ST. PAUL -- A controversial permit system that limits when Minnesota landowners can mow roadside ditches allows noxious weeds to grow, a Minnesota state representative says. So Rep. Steve Drazkowski, R-Mazeppa, is behind a bill to force governments at all levels to exterminate weeds on ...
... featuring an array of scientists, academic experts, government leaders, resort owners, anglers, innovators and others in the AIS battle, is open to the public. And for the first time, those that can't attend in person can attend remotely online by streaming the summit. On the final day of the event, Minnesota ...
The Minnesota Student Association, the undergraduate student government at the University of Minnesota, works on a multitude of issues each year. Various committees within MSA are managed by the administrative leaders of the body. Leaders work diligently, advocating for students to University officials, ...
... Administration to seek a routine extension to ensure Minnesotans can continue to travel on airplanes using their normal IDs," Torkelson said in a statement. "We fully expect an extension to be granted by the federal government." Minnesota has sought — and been granted — extensions for Real ID before ...
Stability in government services is an asset as Minnesota seeks to attract talent and business investment, and a fiscally healthy state government is able to command lower interest rates in the bond market, saving taxpayers money. Leaders of the Republican majorities were more bullish on the state's fiscal ...
Slocum has written the most egregious gun control bill we've seen in a generation here in Minnesota,” said Bryan Strawser, chairman of the Minnesota Gun Owners Caucus PAC. “The bill essentially bans most semi-automatic firearms, prohibits them from being bought or sold, and stops them from being ...
North Minneapolis has “a nutritional gap” that has been getting more attention recently. With Appetite for Change, Green Garden Bakery and Kindred Kitchen, there is now a market that has healthy food with a deli and bakery, fresh produce and daily cooked meat. North Market also addresses health ...
During that meeting, Governor Dayton and Secretary Nielsen discussed Minnesota's progress toward compliance with the federal government's REAL ID requirements. “Minnesota is on track to meet the October 2018 deadline for issuing REAL IDs. Our office remains in regular communication with DHS to ...
In this Feb. 16, 2018, photo, Andy Cilek poses with a Tea Party shirt at his home in Eden Prairie, Minn. Cilek was one of two voters who defied elections officials after he was asked to cover up a tea-party shirt and button. A Minnesota law that bars voters from wearing political hats, T-shirts, buttons and other ...

An analysis of Minnesota's state and local government workforce found that it had the fifth most productive workforce in the U.S. in 2016. The analysis, written by J. Scott Moody of Key Policy Data, measures states based on the number of government employees each state has when compared to the private ...
Two state lawmakers and a Minnesota U.S. senator resigned from their jobs last year in the wake of allegations of sexual harassment and improper conduct. New data show that the legislative branch is not the only state government area with workplace behavior problems. Despite an anti-sexual ...
"The people of Minnesota paying for the government are not making these kind of increases." Simonson said in October that the panel was micromanaging the issue. "We can afford this." All six Republicans on the House-Senate committee voted against the contracts. Unions have criticized ...
Under the 2010 Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, the federal government agreed to support state programs like MinnesotaCare because they were already helping meet one of its goals — reducing the number of uninsured Americans. It awarded Minnesota an amount equal to 95 percent of ...
By comparison, more than 58,000 U.S. military died in the Vietnam War. The federal government in October 2017 declared the opioid crisis a national public health emergency. Minnesota has not escaped the opioid crisis. In 2016, 395 Minnesotans lost their lives to opioid overdoses, an 18 percent increase ...
As with the elimination of the SALT deduction, the federal change will encourage people to move from high-tax to low-tax jurisdictions unless the state government acts. In our new report, “The Cost of Minnesota's Estate Tax,” we use data from a Twin Cities Business survey and the IRS to estimate that, ...
The county does expect to gain about $1.3 million in interest on the money before it's handed out in May. A day or two after the tax measure passed in Congress, Geno Fragnito's telephone started ringing off the hook. Not surprising for the director of government relations of the Minnesota Society of CPAs.
Hundreds had already cast their ballots by 5 p.m. at the Washington County Service Center in Cottage Grove in the Minnesota Senate special election Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. Katie Nelson / Forum News Service1 / 4. Residents in Washington and Dakota County communities turned out to vote in the special ...
Under the 2010 Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, the federal government agreed to support state programs like MinnesotaCare because they were already helping meet one of its goals — reducing the number of uninsured Americans. It awarded Minnesota an amount equal to 95 percent of ...
A 12-week tug of war over the destination of tax dollars, the scope of government regulations and the way public services are delivered starts Tuesday. It's the 2018 Minnesota legislative session, and it will spill immediately into a full-throated campaign season. That means it is sure to feature plenty of ...
Senate Minority Leader Tom Bakk of Cook is center of attention as he answers a reporter's question during a Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, Forum News Service-sponsored pre-session briefing. From left are Bakk, Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, Gov. Mark Dayton, House Speaker Kurt Daudt and House ...
After an exhibit prompted the University of Minnesota's student body president to call for the renaming of Coffman Union, students are beginning to take action. The Minnesota Student Association's Diversity and Inclusion Committee is drafting a resolution, gathering signatures for a petition and planning to ...
(AP) — Democrats in Minnesota held on to a state Senate seat in a rare Monday special election, preserving their hopes of retaking the chamber later this year. But there was little evidence of Democratic backlash against President Donald Trump and his party that spurred a series of upset victories in ...
Comprehensive health care coverage for more than 800,000 low-income people in New York and Minnesota, who pay a fraction of the typical cost of a marketplace plan, may be in jeopardy after the federal government partially cut funding this year. The Basic Health Program, in which these consumers are ...
The six Democrats running for Minnesota governor generally agree on many issues but an hour-long forum on MPR News Monday also highlighted some sharp differences. Rep. ... "All the good government studies show that government never gets enough in terms of a damage deposit," Otto said.
An analysis of Minnesota's state and local government workforce found that it had the fifth most productive workforce in the U.S. in 2016. The analysis, written by J. Scott Moody of Key Policy Data, measures states based on the number of government employees each state has when compared to the private ...
When Stearns County closed the Wetterling investigation, thousands of pages of information in the file became subject to disclosure under the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act. That included FBI investigative notes contained on Form 302s. Those records contain notes on witness interviews and ...
Two state lawmakers and a Minnesota U.S. senator resigned from their jobs last year in the wake of allegations of sexual harassment and improper conduct. New data show that the legislative branch is not the only state government area with workplace behavior problems. Despite an anti-sexual ...
Minnesota is challenging the Trump administration's decision to cut funding for the state's public health care program for the working poor. Attorney General Lori Swanson announced a lawsuit Friday against the federal government to halt an expected $130 million cut to MinnesotaCare, which provides ...
Minnesota Management and Budget released details Friday of harassment in the state government's executive branch, along with a report recommending numerous changes to how the state handles sexual harassment. An independent office is needed to receive reports of sexual harassment, investigate ...
Liberal immigration supporters are furious at Democratic U.S. senators, including Minnesota's two, for favoring a short-term federal budget deal that does not maintain a program they favor. Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith on Monday joined 79 other senators of both parties to end a federal government ...
... to a government shutdown on Friday. But under a proposal taking shape in the Senate, Democrats would agree to a three-week spending measure, until Feb. 8, in return for a commitment from Republican Senate leadership to address immigration policy. U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson represents Minnesota's ...
Meanwhile Monday is the first full day federal employees are off the job after an impasse that led to a government shutdown Friday. Democrats are demanding protections for young immigrants brought to the country illegally in exchange for passing a spending bill. Minnesota Republican Rep. Erik Paulsen ...
MINNEAPOLIS, MN — The federal government shutdown will continue into its third day with the first real effects expected to be felt. Hundreds of thousands of workers are staying home as hopes to find a solution on Sunday were dashed. The good news for Minnesotans is that the state is the least affected ...
WASHINGTON – Following a weekend of tense negotiations, Minnesota's Democratic senators voted to end a short-lived government shutdown. The 2018 shutdown was short and not-so-sweet, but Sen. Amy Klobuchar, part of the bipartisan group that worked out the compromise, said the weekend's work ...
About 1 percent of Minnesota's workforce of nearly 1.87 million people are employed by the federal government, according to a Herald analysis. That share increases in North Dakota to about 2.26 percent. Maryland was the highest-ranked state on the list, though it was beat out by the District of Columbia ...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans awoke Saturday to learn that bickering politicians in Washington had failed to keep their government in business, halting all but the most essential operations and marring the anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration. It was a striking display of Washington ...
On Saturday, the voicemail for the Mississippi River Visitor Center in the lobby of the Science Museum of Minnesota intoned, “Due to the government shutdown, our staff has been furloughed and none of our visitor centers are open.” Voyageurs National Park posted a warning on its Facebook page telling ...
But how is the federal government shutting down affecting people in Minnesota? The shutdown of our federal government impacts everyone to a degree. Here in Minnesota, furloughs have been signed for federal workers. Some were told Saturday they could not work. Others will be told Monday there is no ...
Congress has a Friday night deadline to pass a bill to fund the government, Pat Kessler reports (2:14). WCCO 4 News At 5 – January 17, 2018. Categories: News Gov't, Politics & Law Local News National News Politics WCCOTV. More Latest Videos. 5 P.M. Weather ReportA major thaw is underway with ...
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — It's beginning to look like a federal government shutdown is more and more likely, and it could have dramatic effects in Minnesota. Congress has a Friday night deadline to pass a bill to fund the government, but many lawmakers say they want immigration fixed at the same time.
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton wants to borrow $1.5 billion this year to finance state construction projects. That price tag could jump to $2.3 billion if ... if not unprecedented — step of not recommending any of the $858 million in projects requested by cities, counties and other local government entities.
A 2016, first-ever outside audit of Minnesota government found that state agencies do not fully comply with equal opportunity laws, resulting in missed job and contract opportunities for people of color, women and people with disabilities. The audit, ordered by Dayton, concluded that state agencies didn't ...


 

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