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Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Feb. 14, 2024 07:31 AM EST

Minneapolis Star Tribune. February 10, 2024. Editorial: Set modest goals for legislative session After four years of major policy changes — and big spending — here’s hoping for a return to normalcy in even-year work at the State Capitol. After...

Minnesota might be on the verge of a normal legislative session after a momentous 2023

Feb. 09, 2024 13:19 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota might be on the verge of a normal legislative session. The House and Senate convene Monday with a relatively modest agenda after a momentous 2023 session that saw Democrats use their newfound full control of the statehouse to enact practically...

IRS gives Minnesota a final 'no' on exempting state tax rebates from federal taxes

Feb. 01, 2024 12:08 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service says the nearly $1 billion in state tax rebates sent to more than 2 million Minnesotans last fall will be subject to federal income taxes, despite pleas from state officials. The federal tax bite out of the checks and direct deposits...

Taylor Drift and Clark W. Blizzwald take top honors in Minnesota snowplow-naming contest

Jan. 30, 2024 17:52 PM EST

RICHFIELD, Minn. (AP) — Travelers in northwestern Minnesota can shake off their trepidation about hitting the winter roads knowing Taylor Drift is clearing a path ahead of them. The snowplow named for Taylor Swift was the runaway winner of Minnesota’s fourth annual Name a...

Minnesota governor appointed 1st cannabis chief with incomplete background information, audit says

Jan. 26, 2024 19:49 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota governor's office did not have complete information about the woman the governor appointed as director of Minnesota’s new marijuana regulatory agency, leading to her surprising resignation after media reports about her financial problems and other issues,...

More than $1 billion awarded to Minnesota, Wisconsin bridge

Jan. 22, 2024 19:04 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Officials announced Monday that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded nearly $1.06 billion in federal funding to replace the aging John A. Blatnik Bridge between Duluth, Minnesota, and Superior, Wisconsin. “This is big news for Minnesota. This...

Another Minnesota Supreme Court Justice announces retirement

Jan. 16, 2024 18:25 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Margaret Chutich, the first openly gay justice on the state's highest court, announced her retirement Tuesday. Her resignation gives Democratic Gov. Tim Walz two openings on the high court that he now needs to fill, and when he...

Minnesota governor's $982 million infrastructure plan includes a new State Patrol headquarters

Jan. 16, 2024 18:01 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz proposed a $982 million public infrastructure plan Tuesday that includes a new headquarters for the Minnesota State Patrol but focuses mostly on the unglamorous task of preserving existing buildings and facilities. The package, known as a...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Jan. 13, 2024 17:11 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Republican presidential candidate; Governor J.B. Pritzker, D-Ill. ___ NBC's “Meet the Press” — Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa; Gov. Tim Walz, D-Minn. ___ CBS’...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Dec. 27, 2023 12:37 PM EST

Minneapolis Star Tribune. December 21, 2023. Editorial: Restore the Vote is here to stay So far, fortunately, legal challenges to the law expanding voting rights for felons have failed. For the second time in less than two months, a law that restores...