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Minnesota moves toward 100% carbon-free electricity by 2040

Feb. 02, 2023 16:46 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota utilities would be obligated to transition to 100% carbon-free electricity by 2040 to step up the fight against climate change under a bill speeding through the Legislature. The bill was slated for a final vote on the Senate floor Thursday night...

House Republicans vote to oust Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Somali-born Minnesota lawmaker, from Foreign Affairs panel

Feb. 02, 2023 12:34 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans vote to oust Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Somali-born Minnesota lawmaker, from Foreign Affairs panel.

Holmes' 28 points leads No. 4 Indiana past Minnesota 77-54

Feb. 01, 2023 23:11 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Mackenzie Holmes scored 28 points with four blocks and Sydney Parrish added 23 points, eight rebounds and five steals to help No. 4 Indiana beat Minnesota 77-54 on Wednesday night. Sara Scalia had a happy homecoming against her former team with 10 points and four...

Spencer scores 17, leads Rutgers over Minnesota 90-55

Feb. 01, 2023 22:52 PM EST

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Cam Spencer scored 17 points to lead six in double figures and Rutgers cruised to a 90-55 victory over Minnesota on Wednesday night. Rutgers shot 60% (37 of 62) from the floor and made 10 of 20 from long range. The Scarlet Knights also had 30 assists, a...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Feb. 01, 2023 19:28 PM EST

Minneapolis Star Tribune. January 29, 2023. Editorial: Allow gun bans in public spaces St. Paul rec center shooting spotlights the need for change in state law. Following a horrific shooting outside a St. Paul recreation center, Mayor Melvin Carter...

Republicans set to oust Rep. Omar from Foreign Affairs panel

Feb. 01, 2023 18:53 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly empowered House Republicans are preparing to oust Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Somali-born Muslim lawmaker, from the House Foreign Affairs Committee over her past comments critical of Israel — and as payback after Democrats booted far-right GOP lawmakers from committees...

Durenberger, former US senator from Minnesota, dies at 88

Jan. 31, 2023 17:23 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Former U.S. Senator David Durenberger, a Minnesota Republican who espoused a progressive brand of politics and criticized the GOP after his political career, died Tuesday at age 88. Durenberger’s health had declined in recent months, his longtime...

Minnesota governor signs broad abortion rights bill into law

Jan. 31, 2023 16:24 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz enshrined the right to abortion and other reproductive health care into Minnesota statutes Tuesday, signing a bill meant to ensure that the state's existing protections remain in place no matter who sits on future courts. Democratic leaders took...

Taurasi to take part in USA Basketball training camp

Jan. 31, 2023 13:52 PM EST

Diana Taurasi’s USA Basketball career isn’t done just yet. The five-time Olympic gold medalist will take part in a national team training camp in Minnesota next month. Taurasi told The Associated Press last summer that she would consider playing with USA Basketball if she was...

Former U.S. Sen. David Durenberger, a Minnesota Republican who espoused a progressive brand of politics, has died at 88

Jan. 31, 2023 10:32 AM EST
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. David Durenberger, a Minnesota Republican who espoused a progressive brand of politics, has died at 88.