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Budget shortage means delay in changes for teacher licensing

May 20, 2016

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A budget gap at the Minnesota Board of Teaching is slowing down efforts to improve the state's educator licensing system. more »»

Minnesota GOP conventioneers gather in Duluth

May 20, 2016

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Republicans will be taking over Duluth this weekend.

The GOP kicks off its two-day state convention on Friday. more »»

Auditor praises University of Minnesota changes in research

May 20, 2016

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's legislative auditor has positive words for changes in research on human subjects at the University of Minnesota. more »»

MPCA moves to shut down metal shredder on Mississippi River

May 19, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is trying to revoke the air quality permit from a Minneapolis scrap metal company, saying the business has misled regulators and is... more »»

Medical examiner confirms body in river was missing student

May 19, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Hennepin County medical examiner confirms a body recovered from the Mississippi River is that of a missing University of Minnesota studen. more »»

Iron Range juvenile facility to close amid allegations

May 19, 2016

BUHL, Minn. (AP) — A juvenile treatment facility on the Iron Range is preparing to close. more »»

Prescribed fire jumps containment lines west of Ely

May 19, 2016

ELY, Minn. (AP) — Crews are working from the ground and air to try to stop a prescribed fire that escaped from its containment lines in the Superior National Forest west of Ely.

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Minnesota employers add 15,600 jobs in April in hiring surge

May 19, 2016

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota employers added 15,600 jobs in April, the state's biggest one-month job gain since September of 2013. more »»

Talks, but no deal, as Legislature adjournment looms

May 19, 2016

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Call it a stalemate, holding pattern or something else, but Minnesota's Legislature is making little headway on major budget decisions. more »»

FBI informant testifies in terror trial of 3 Minnesota men

May 19, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A man who planned to join fighting in Syria before he became an informant for the FBI has been testifying in the trial of three Minnesota men accused of plotting to join the... more »»

House public works proposal fails with little DFL support

May 19, 2016

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Republican lawmakers in the Minnesota House have failed to gain enough votes from Democrats to pass a measure borrowing $800 million for public works projects. more »»

Oculus responds to Sen. Al Franken's VR privacy questions

May 19, 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oculus has responded to Sen. Al Franken's questions about consumers' privacy when using the its s Rift virtual reality system. more »»

Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorials

May 19, 2016

The Free Press of Mankato, May 18

Legislature: Excuses won't garner votes in election

Democrats and Republicans in the Minnesota Legislature have once again waited until the last... more »»

Survey suggests rural economy remains weak in 10 states

May 19, 2016

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The economy remains sluggish in rural areas of 10 Western and Plains states. more »»

Legislature passes animal trust legislation

May 19, 2016

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A pet owner in Minnesota may soon be able to set up a legal trust to ensure their animals are cared for in the event of the person's death or incapacitation. more »»



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