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May 20, 2019 - 12:52 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Xcel Energy plans to retire its two remaining coal plants in the Upper Midwest by 2030, a decade earlier than scheduled. The Minneapolis-based utility also announced plans Monday to expand wind and solar, use cleaner natural gas and operate its carbon-free nuclear plant in...
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May 18, 2019 - 7:27 am
At the state capitol, budget talks continue "I wish I could tell you a lot, but we're not quite there," said Senate Republican leader Paul Gazelka, one of the few lawmakers publicly holding out hope that a budget agreement can be reached before Monday's adjournment. There's a full schedule of...
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Courtney of the Office of Gov. Tim Walz
Adam Carter
May 11, 2019 - 12:45 pm
It's the day anglers have been waiting for for months. The annual Governor's Fishing Opener wrapped up in Albert Lea Saturday morning -- the southern-most site in the event's 72-year history. It's the first Fishing Opener for Tim Walz, who was joined by several legislative leaders on a pontoon on...
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May 07, 2019 - 2:01 pm
Budget talks will resume at the Minnesota State Capitol Tuesday afternoon, amid rising tensions among those involved. Governor Tim Walz, House Speaker Melissa Hortman, and Senate Majority leader Paul Gazelka failed to come to an agreement after ten hours of meeting on Monday. Speaker Hortman let...
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Lindsey Peterson
May 06, 2019 - 9:12 am
This coming weekend the Albert Lea area will host the 72nd Annual Minnesota Governor's Fishing Opener. A tradition that "supposedly" began in 1948 with Governor Luther Youndahl, although no evidence exists that Youndahl make an apearance at Mille Lacs that May, let alone wet a line. So, where did...
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Tim Hortons is closed
Entercom
May 05, 2019 - 6:53 am
The website for Tim Hortons coffee, donut and sandwich shops claims stores in 13 locations in Minnesota. Many of them now have "closed" signs posted on their front doors and drive-in menus. Entercom This comes several years after Canada's popular donut shop first entered the Twin Cities market, and...
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May 02, 2019 - 8:50 am
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz says the state should pull the plug on the troubled vehicle registration system known as MNLARS and replace it with commercial software used by other states. Thursday on the Morning News with Dave Lee , Walz said that the system is unacceptable. "It's been a program that...
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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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U of M president Eric Kaler
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April 26, 2019 - 5:41 am
The University of Minnesota board of regents Friday rejected a recommendation to rename four campus buildings. The vote was 10-1, with Abdul Omari the only regent to vote in favor of the name changes. A task force called for removing the names of former University administrators who had supported...
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