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April 29, 2019 - 5:02 am
Minnesota GOP senators have cut the Minnesota Historical Society’s budget for using a Dakota people’s name to identify the site of historic Fort Snelling. The DFL-controlled House and Governor Walz still must weigh in before anything is finalized. The fort is located at the confluence of the...
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Minnesota GOP state chair Jennifer Carnahan
Entercom
April 27, 2019 - 12:17 pm
Jennifer Carnihan earned another term as chair of the Minnesota Republican party. She came out the winner in first ballot of more than 346 delegates gathered in Hutchinson for the Republicans' spring central committee meeting. Carnihan first won the chair two years ago, becoming the first Asian-...
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Sloane Martin
April 24, 2019 - 4:20 am
The Tim Walz cabinet is complete as of Tuesday, with the introduction of a Chief Inclusion Officer. Started under his predecessor, the Chief Inclusion Officer isn't actually hiring people within state government to increase diversity or agreeing to state government contracts with diverse businesses...
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April 02, 2019 - 6:01 am
A bill intended to combat the opioid crisis in Minnesota has overwhelmingly passed the Senate. Republican Sen. Julie Rosen 's bill would impose $20 million in annual registration fees on pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors to aid education and treatment efforts. Prior to the vote Monday,...
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Entercom
March 27, 2019 - 6:40 am
A bill intended to combat the opioid crisis in Minnesota is headed to the Senate floor for a vote after clearing the Senate Finance Committee Tuesday. Republican Senator Julie Rosen's bill would impose $20 million in annual registration fees on pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors, and,...
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Sloane Martin
March 22, 2019 - 4:32 pm
After the February budget forecast revealed a smaller surplus than expected from December , Gov. Tim Walz adjusts his budget proposal. He’s cutting $131 million from the i nitial $49 billion plan , keeping administration staples such as affordable housing, education , opioid treatment. It includes...
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Sloane Martin
March 07, 2019 - 11:45 am
Supporters of restoring the right to vote for Minnesotans convicted of felonies after their release are pushing for a hearing in the state senate. Representatives from the law enforcement, criminal justice, faith and corrections communities say those on parole and probation -- some of whom spend...
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