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Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Jul. 13, 2022 14:25 PM EDT

Minneapolis Star Tribune. July 9, 2022. Editorial: More work needed on cannabis law Minnesota’s 2022 edibles legislation was a starting point, but regulatory improvements are critical. Indeed Brewing is a metro mecca for beer. But later this summer,...

Special session unlikely on Minnesota budget surplus

Jun. 17, 2022 15:11 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — It appears chances are dead for a special legislative session that could have brought billions of dollars in tax cuts and new spending in Minnesota. Democratic Gov. Tim Walz told reporters late Thursday that talks with Republican leaders had “reached an...

More MN households qualify for federal food assistance

Jun. 16, 2022 13:46 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — More households in Minnesota are qualifying for a federal program that provides assistance with food. And, it comes at a time when inflation has caused grocery prices to rise. The Minnesota Legislature, during its last session, increased the...

Sen. Omar Fateh disputes GOP claims of ethics violations

Jun. 08, 2022 16:14 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An attorney for state Sen. Omar Fateh told an ethics panel Wednesday that the Minneapolis Democrat was never endorsed by a YouTube channel that serves the local Somali community and that his sponsorship of unsuccessful legislation to give the nonprofit a $500,000 grant was...

Walz signs agriculture bill with $18.4M in drought relief

May. 26, 2022 17:15 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz signed an agriculture funding bill Thursday that includes drought relief for farmers, investments in rural broadband and support for beginning farmers. The Legislature passed the bill Sunday in the closing hours of the 2022 legislative session....

Finstad, Ettinger head to special election for Hagedorn seat

May. 25, 2022 17:43 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Republican former U.S Department of Agriculture official Brad Finstad will face Democratic former Hormel Foods chief executive Jeff Ettinger in an August special election to finish the term of the late Minnesota GOP U.S. Rep. Jim Hagedorn. State Rep. Jeremy...

Brad Finstad wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Minnesota's 1st Congressional District.

May. 25, 2022 17:33 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Brad Finstad wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Minnesota's 1st Congressional District.

Ettinger wins Dem nod for Hagedorn seat; Finstad, Munson vie

May. 25, 2022 01:59 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Hormel Foods executive Jeff Ettinger cruised to victory Tuesday in a Democratic primary to finish the term of the late U.S. Rep. Jim Hagedorn, while Republicans Brad Finstad and Jeremy Munson were locked in a close battle late into the evening. Finstad, a...

Jeff Ettinger wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Minnesota's 1st Congressional District.

May. 24, 2022 23:32 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jeff Ettinger wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Minnesota's 1st Congressional District.

Walz names Nancy Daubenberger as transportation commissioner

May. 24, 2022 11:51 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz has named Nancy Daubenberger as his new transportation commissioner, a post she had filled on an interim basis since the departure of former Commissioner Margaret Anderson Kelliher. Daubenberger has worked for the Minnesota Department of...