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Mower County

Prospects of on-time finish for Legislature looking dim

By Brian Bakst One week from Monday, time runs out on the Legislature’s regular session, and hopes of an on-time finish are fading fast. Conversations ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 6:02 pm

News

Federal rescue dollars to start flowing to Minnesota this week

By Brian Bakst Minnesota will get more money than previously expected from a federal COVID-19 rescue package, and that $2.83 billion is certain to factor ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Monday, May 10, 2021 2:49 pm

Crime, Courts & Emergencies

In police debate at Minnesota Capitol, echoes from past ring anew

Twenty years ago, Lateesa Ward sat with her hands clasped at a Minnesota Senate committee witness table. She brought prepared remarks but seldom broke eye ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Thursday, May 6, 2021 5:12 am

News

MN Senate Republicans pass voter ID bill

By Tim Pugmire The Republican-controlled Minnesota Senate has passed a requirement that voters show a photo ID, even though opposition from DFL Gov. Tim Walz ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 9:42 am

News

Crunch time at Minnesota Capitol collides with COVID fight

Gov. Tim Walz is set to outline coronavirus next steps this week with an announcement that also could have a big bearing on the way ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Monday, May 3, 2021 7:01 am

Health Updates

State nearing 2 million residents with completed vaccinations

Minnesota is nearing the milestone of 2 million residents with completed COVID-19 vaccinations. As of Sunday’s update from the Minnesota Department of Health, the number ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Sunday, May 2, 2021 6:28 pm

Health Updates

State passes 4 million vaccine doses administered

Minnesota has passed the milestone of 4 million COVID-19 vaccine doses administered to state residents. That’s as of Sunday’s update from state health officials. It ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Sunday, April 25, 2021 12:34 pm

News

As COVID cases rise among kids, teens targeted for vaccination

By Catharine Richert With the expansion of COVID-19 vaccinations to everyone in Minnesota who is 16 and older, parents are racing to find shots for ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Friday, April 23, 2021 6:57 am

Mower County

House OKs tax plan with breaks for some, hikes for others

By Brian Bakst With no votes to spare, the Minnesota House passed a bill Thursday that creates a new income tax bracket and provides targeted ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Friday, April 23, 2021 6:53 am

News

Vikings stadium debt becomes piece of budget debate

Debt tied to the Minnesota Vikings stadium is a wild card in state budget discussions.  Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Friday, April 16, 2021 5:47 am

News

The session slog: Legislature to start voting on budget

By Brian Bakst Minnesota lawmakers settle in this week for the part of session where they grind through budget votes — a process that will ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 5:57 pm

News

Minnesota lawmakers ready to tackle budget

By Tim Pugmire Minnesota lawmakers return from their holiday break this week and will get to work on a series of bills setting a new ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 7:05 pm

News

As nursing homes open up, families, operators remember COVID’s torment, focus on what’s next

By Peter Cox As nursing homes open up, families, operators remember COVID’s torment, focus on what’s next In late March, Deb Achenbach got to do ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 6:02 pm

News

Chauvin’s trial offers a glimpse into juror elimination

By Riham Feshir After two weeks of intense and detailed questioning of potential jurors, pretrial publicity and other legal twists with delays, a jury panel ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Friday, March 26, 2021 7:00 pm

News

Minnesota lawmakers in final push before holiday break

Minnesota lawmakers are struggling to find consensus on a trio of proposals that are time sensitive, putting tax filers in limbo and school districts in ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Monday, March 22, 2021 6:47 am

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