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Minnesota Democrats laud funding in federal stimulus package

Mar. 18, 2021 13:04 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz and several Democratic members of Minnesota's congressional delegation toured a community vaccination site on Monday to highlight several pieces of the federal stimulus package passed last week, which includes billions of dollars to further ramp up...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Feb. 10, 2021 10:03 AM EST

Minneapolis Star Tribune. February 5, 2021. Editorial: Fully fund police plan for upcoming Chauvin trial DFLers, Republicans need to reach a compromise that helps prevent a repeat of 2020 riots. Former Minneapolis Police Officer...

Klobuchar: Democracy cannot be taken for granted

Jan. 20, 2021 13:19 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar took center stage Wednesday at the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris and used her introductory address to remind Americans that democracy cannot be taken for granted. Klobuchar recalled...

Minnesota lawmakers introduce anti-copper mining legislation

Jan. 15, 2021 13:26 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota lawmakers are ramping up efforts to prevent mining companies from gaining a foothold in Minnesota with legislation that aims to slow or ban copper-nickel mining on the Iron Range. Companion bills set to be proposed by state lawmakers and...