Iowa's governor has proposed cutting funding for needy kids as part of his plan to defund Planned Parenthood, a rare step even as Republican-dominated states grapple with whether to sacrifice federal dollars in order to lessen the organization's...
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Gov. Scott Walker promised to transform the state Department of Natural Resources. And he has, cutting scientists, shrinking its budget and pushing the agency to be more receptive to industry.
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Large solar farms were relatively rare in Minnesota when the first solar panels were erected in a field near St. John's University in 2009, but much has changed in seven years.
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The University of Minnesota Libraries, in partnership with the Penumbra Theatre Company, has launched an online search tool to make black history more freely available.
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Professor Duchess Harris, the chair of the American Studies Department at Macalester College, spoke with Esme Murphy on WCCO Sunday Morning about the history of African-American women being "human computers" for NASA.
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Court documents show that investigators suspect a biology teacher from the Twin Cities area was high on multiple drugs when he was fatally shot by a Mankato police officer who responded to a disturbance at a hotel.
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Shipwatchers in Duluth will brave the elements this weekend for one last up-close view of giant freighters gliding into the harbor before they lay up for the winter.
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Republicans say they will replace Obamacare using a methodical, step-by-step legislative approach combined with executive actions from the next Health and Human Services secretary.
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With a near party-line 227-198 House vote, Congress gave final approval Friday to a budget that will ease passage of a still-unwritten bill replacing Obama's overhaul with a GOP edition.
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The Senate Intelligence Committee will investigate possible contacts between Russia and the people associated with U.S. political campaigns as part of a broader investigation into Moscow's meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
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1/14/2017
Monte Bute Wherever we work, employers use a fundamental mission to shape our daily labor. For the private sector, it is profit maximization. For nonprofits, it is service to others. For the public sector, well, that has become...
1/13/2017
Bill Lindeke Imagine booking a hotel room during the Winter Carnival that let you stay in Rice Park — not overlooking Rice Park, but directly in the park itself. You open your window shade to find an ice sculpture outside, pop out of...
1/13/2017
Workers preparing for the inauguration Jan. 20 have taped over the name of the company - "Don's Johns" - as it apparently strikes too close to home for inaugural organizers.
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1/13/2017
MinnPost staff Possible setback for setbacks law. The AP’s Kyle Potter reports (via the Pioneer Press): “House Republicans are targeting the state’s new law meant to boost water quality, putting Gov. Mark Dayton on defense over one of...
1/13/2017
Immigrant rights advocates are planning demonstrations at dozens of rallies across the country this weekend in what they are calling a "first salvo" against President-elect Donald Trump's pledged hard line on immigration.
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1/13/2017
It's not unusual for incoming administrations to have discussions with foreign governments before taking office. But the multiple contacts on the day President Obama imposed sanctions on Russia would raise questions about whether Trump's team discussed...
1/13/2017
Cyndy Brucato Like many a baby boomer, former GOP senate minority leader David Hann isn’t ready to retire, despite the bittersweet results of the November election.Hann, 64, lost his bid for re-election to DFLer Steve Cwodzinski for his...
1/13/2017
Linda Bean, co-owner of the family-owned outdoor retailer, says she gave money to PACs supporting Trump. Her political stance spurred calls for an L.L. Bean boycott under the hashtag #Grabyourwallet.
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1/13/2017
Friday's action keeps in place pollution reduction targets for the years 2022-2025. That means the fleet of new cars will have to average 51.4 miles per gallon by 2025, up more than 18 mpg from the 33.2 mpg requirement in 2015, the most recent year...
1/13/2017
Briana Bierschbach Like any successful restoration project, much of the work done to fix up Minnesota’s 112-year-old state Capitol building isn’t supposed to stand out.One of the main goals of the $310 million project, after all, was to...
1/13/2017
In the children's books, food is practically a supporting character. So why not welcome the poor Baudelaire orphans with a delightfully miserable repast while binge-watching the new show?
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1/13/2017
The U.S. Mint says it's the first in a series of 24-karat gold that will also depict Liberty in designs representing Asian-Americans, Hispanic-Americans and Indian-Americans.
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1/13/2017
With a median household income of $40,581, millennials earn 20 percent less than boomers did at the same stage of life, despite being better educated, according to a new analysis.
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1/13/2017
In December 2016, the Army Corps of Engineers (ACE) denied an easement that would have permitted the company Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) to complete one of the final segments of the 1,100-mile Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), which seeks to connect the...
1/13/2017
Brian Lambert The Senate has spoken. For the Strib, Erin Golden says, “The Minnesota Senate voted Thursday to send $300 million in state relief to people struggling with surging health insurance bills, but the party-line vote has the...
1/13/2017
Peter Callaghan Over the years, the complaints about the finances of U.S. Bank Stadium — aka the “People’s Stadium” — by former Gov. Arne Carlson and former Minneapolis Council Member Paul Ostrow have taken on the appearance of windmill...
1/12/2017
Eric Black How much should we lower the bar of our expectations for President-elect Trump?I would say not much, but it’s hard not to get sucked into lowering standards when someone who has done so much to lower expectations has...
1/12/2017
Pamela Espeland Hundreds of artists, critics and others (curators, filmmakers, art historians, gallerists) have signed a petition calling for an Art Strike on Inauguration Day. The petition – “an invitation to cultural institutions” –...
1/12/2017