ST. PAUL -- Twin Cities high school students calling for gun control shut down a Minnesota Senate committee hearing Monday, March 19. The group, led by Josh Groven of the School of Environmental Studies, took a microphone at a witness table when the Senate Judiciary Committee was discussing an unrelated topic. The committee recessed for a time before coming back and resuming the other topic, elder care. Groven and other students were removed from the meeting.
It may not be a jungle gym, but it served that purpose Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, for, from left, McKenna Benck, 11, Lane Kruse, 9, and Lindsey Kruse, 11, of East Chain, Minn. The youths played a Farmfest tillage equipment display. Farmfest runs through Thursday in Redwood Falls.
ST. PAUL -- Republicans apparently won control of the Minnesota Senate on Tuesday and came close in many races they were not expected to make competitive.
ST. PAUL—A new Minnesota presidential poll continues to show a closer contest than is common in the state, with Hillary Clinton up by 7 points. However, if Minnesota voters are like Americans in general, half were waiting for debates to begin to make up their minds. A just-released SurveyUSA poll from the Twin Cities' KSTP-TV indicates that if the election were held before the Monday, Sept. 26, opening presidential debate that 46 percent would vote for Democrat Clinton while 39 percent were behind Republican Trump.
WASHINGTON -- Federal officials plan to buy cheese to help poor Americans who need food assistance and dairy farmers who are suffering from low prices. Tuesday's announcement that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will spend $20 million to buy 11 million pounds of cheese from private companies comes as the dairy industry experienced a 35 percent revenue drop in the past two years.
ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans will not get tax cuts and will not see road and other public construction projects begin after the governor and legislative leaders failed to agree on a special session agenda. "I've concluded ... I am not going to call a special session," Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton said Thursday afternoon following a negotiations session that produced no agreement on a divisive Twin Cities light rail construction proposal.
ST. PAUL—Erica Bodell still cannot talk without crying about an accident that injured her three children, but said it is important to urge people not to drink and drive. "We could all have easily died that day," Bodell said Thursday as she joined the Minnesota Public Safety Department in urging drivers not to drink. "Someone else's choice to drink and drive changed my life."
REDWOOD FALLS — Bruce Tiffany stood along a county ditch, corn well over shoulder high on each side. It was a clear summer late afternoon, with a hot breeze blowing,...
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's minimum wage rises August 1 and several new laws will hit the books. The state's large employers must pay at least $9.50 an hour, while smaller businesses will be required to pay $7.75. Training and youth wages also must be at least $7.75. In 2018, Minnesota minimum wages begin rising annually to match inflation.
ST. PAUL -- It's not the heat, it's the corn. Well, it's the humidity, but that is increased by corn and other crops. Americans throughout the central part of the country cannot put all the blame on corn for muggy conditions they are experiencing this week, but crops "add an additional boost" to humidity that is making this heat wave worse than some, Minnesota State Climatologist Pete Boulay said Wednesday.