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Juneteenth is now a holiday in Minnesota

By Brian Bakst June 19, known as Juneteenth, will be officially commemorated in Minnesota after Gov. Tim Walz on Friday signed into law a measure ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Friday, February 3, 2023 6:08 pm

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Minnesota House passes bill requiring carbon-free electricity by 2040

By Kirsti Marohn The Minnesota House of Representatives passed a landmark bill Thursday night requiring the state’s electric utilities to get all of their electricity ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Friday, January 27, 2023 5:25 pm

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Abortion foes in Minnesota rally at Capitol on Roe anniversary

By Mark Zdechlik Thousands gathered on the grounds of the Minnesota State Capitol Sunday afternoon to mark the 50th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Sunday, January 22, 2023 9:21 pm

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Officials ‘cautiously optimistic’ we’ve seen the worst of flu

By Michelle Wiley Minnesota health officials are not seeing signs of more flu cases at a time when we usually get sick. The preliminary data ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Friday, January 20, 2023 6:04 pm

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Bill requiring carbon-free electricity in Minnesota by 2040 passes first committee

By Kirsti Marohn A bill that would speed up Minnesota’s transition to clean electricity cleared its first committee hurdle at the state Capitol on Wednesday. ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Friday, January 20, 2023 5:58 pm

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DFL lawmakers roll out reproductive rights agenda

By Dana Ferguson Legislators calling themselves the Minnesota Reproductive Freedom Caucus outlined their priorities Friday for the 2023 legislative session, including guaranteeing the right to ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Friday, January 20, 2023 5:56 pm

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‘Not sustainable’: Jails struggle with worker shortage

By Dan Gunderson Five years ago, Joey Pederson would recruit and hire a handful of corrections officers in a year. Now, it’s a continual process. ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, January 17, 2023 8:32 pm

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Abortion bill set for a vote this week, other DFL wish list items to follow

By Dana Ferguson Minnesota lawmakers this week are expected to vote on a proposal to enshrine in law the right to an abortion, possibly teeing ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Monday, January 16, 2023 9:07 am

Education

Minnesota lawmakers prep list of education priorities for 2023

By Elizabeth Shockman Gov. Tim Walz kicked off his second term last week saying he wants to make Minnesota “the best state in the country for kids ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Wednesday, January 11, 2023 4:36 pm

Agriculture

Grant program to help young Minnesota farmers proves popular

By Dan Gunderson Young farmers were waiting when a new grant program recently went on line for the first time. “Demand has been huge. We ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Monday, January 9, 2023 3:24 pm

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Push for legal marijuana begins at Minnesota Capitol

By Brian Baskt Legal marijuana sales and use would begin within months of passage of a proposed law covering the drug’s reclassification, under a bill ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Thursday, January 5, 2023 1:24 pm

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Abortion rights, paid family leave top DFL plans for 2023

By Dana Ferguson Codifying the right to an abortion, setting up a paid family and medical leave program, expanding voting rights and fast tracking Minnesota’s ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Wednesday, January 4, 2023 3:55 pm

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GOP leaders ready to defend against DFL agenda at Capitol

By Dana Ferguson When Minnesota House Republicans weighed who should lead them into 2023, Rep. Lisa Demuth asked them to consider her qualifications — not ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Thursday, December 29, 2022 8:17 am

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Tornado ravaged towns rebuild, struggle

By Dan Gunderson MPR News/90.1 FM The April 12, 2022 tornado damaged every structure in the southeastern Minnesota town of Taopi. Mayor Mary Huntley first ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, December 27, 2022 6:10 pm

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Minnesota changes environmental review to measure climate impacts

By Kirsti Marohn Minnesota’s environmental review process will now require developers of new highways, industrial plants, livestock feedlots and large housing developments to calculate their ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, December 27, 2022 9:03 am

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