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March 3, 2017
Poor Minnesotans and dentists struggle to smile
ST. PAUL—Many low-income Minnesotans cannot afford to go to a dentist and many dentists say they cannot afford to serve those who receive...
March 3, 2017 - 3:00pm
Dayton surgery to remove cancer goes 'as planned'
ST. PAUL—Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton's prostate-removal surgery was successful Thursday, March 2, his office reported. "Gov. Dayton's surgery...
March 3, 2017 - 10:00am
Bring on the champagne, Sunday liquor sales passes in Minnesota
ST. PAUL—Champagne corks could soon be popping — a bill repealing Minnesota's 159-year-old ban on Sunday liquor store sales is headed to Gov. Mark Dayton. The Minnesota House voted 88-39 on Thursday to accept the Senate's version of a bill repealing the ban that's been...
March 3, 2017 - 8:56am
March 2, 2017
GOP: Dayton jeopardizing Real ID passage with call for licenses for undocumented immigrants
ST. PAUL—Senate Republicans say Gov. Mark Dayton is jeopardizing the possibility of the Legislature approving a law to bring Minnesota's driver's licenses into compliance with federal Real ID standards. "I am very concerned," said Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, a Republican...
March 2, 2017 - 2:00pm
February 26, 2017
Minnesota students lobby lawmakers on smoking laws
ST. PAUL—Cigarette smoke seems to be a constant presence in Cayanne Korder's life. The Red Wing High School sophomore does not smoke herself,...
February 26, 2017 - 2:00pm
February 24, 2017
Dayton attacks Trump transgender reversal
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton wants Minnesota schools to continue protecting transgender students' restroom rights. He urged schools to continue...
February 24, 2017 - 11:00am
Minn. House passes Real ID, but will immigration debate derail bill in Legislature?
ST. PAUL—Minnesota driver's licenses may soon comply with the federal Real ID Act — if a dispute over immigration doesn't derail the whole thing. Lawmakers are racing the clock to add some security measures to driver's licenses, because starting next year, licenses that...
February 24, 2017 - 9:31am
February 23, 2017
GOP amplifies moves to increase punishment for highway protests
ST. PAUL—Minnesota Republican House members on Wednesday amplified their moves to increase penalties for people who block highways, airports and mass transit as part of protests. "If you block a freeway, if you close an airport or if you interfere with mass transit, you should...
February 23, 2017 - 2:00pm
Senators celebrate Sunday liquor sales on social media
ST. PAUL — Scrolling through a Sunday sales hashtag on Twitter, Minnesota Senate Democratic staffers briefly pondered a phrase that had...
February 23, 2017 - 10:57am
February 22, 2017
Study shows Farmington Police Department understaffed
The Farmington Police Department could use two additional patrol officers now, a captain's position, and budget for two more officers in three...
February 22, 2017 - 1:30pm
February 21, 2017
Ex-opioid addict: Doctors only want to prescribe 'pills, pills, pills, pills'
Cindy Woldstad lived in pain, then became hooked on opioid painkillers.
February 21, 2017 - 9:33pm
New public works director starts Feb. 21
Farmington Farmington's new public works director, Katy Gehler, will officially take former director Kevin Shorzman's seat at the Feb. 21 meeting...
February 21, 2017 - 11:45am
February 20, 2017
Sunday liquor sales, banned since statehood, inches forward in Minnesota
ST. PAUL—Minnesotans are closer than ever to being able to buy from liquor stores on Sundays, but state senators still need to weigh in....
February 20, 2017 - 4:49pm
February 19, 2017
Calls made to change property tax that doesn't stay local
ST. PAUL — Owners of commercial, industrial or seasonal recreation property have another layer to their real estate taxes. Known as the...
February 19, 2017 - 5:30am
February 16, 2017
Legislators consider requiring, funding Minnesota police diversity training
ST. PAUL — Minnesota law enforcement officers, who have received minority community criticism after high-profile shootings and other incidents,...
February 16, 2017 - 6:00pm