Yes. About 29,500 in Minnesota identify as transgender, according to a June 2022 report by the Williams Institute, a LGBTQ+ think tank from UCLA.
Yes. The second and third most deadly wildfires on record in the U.S. were the Cloquet and Moose Lake Fires of 1918 and the Great Hinckley Fire of 1894, respectively, which both occurred in Minnesota.
Yes. Minnesota’s new recreational marijuana law allowing people 21 years or older to possess up to two pounds of marijuana in a private residence is the highest legal limit in the nation.
Yes. Two August 2023 reports say the Biden administration has directed more Inflation Reduction Act climate change resources to so-called red states — those controlled by Republicans — than blue states, those run by Democrats.
Yes. An Indianapolis-area chapter of Moms for Liberty, described in June 2023 news stories as an emerging force in national Republican politics, published a quote attributed to Adolf Hitler in its inaugural newsletter.
No. The Southeast Wisconsin Professional Baseball Park District (64%) and the Milwaukee Brewers (36%) own American Family Field.
Yes. Goodhue’s police chief and six other officers have submitted their resignations, citing low pay. The chief received a job offer with a neighboring department, the Star Tribune and KARE reported.
No. Generally, in Minnesota a person can change more than just their surname with a marriage license, but only in specific counties.
Yes. A nationally representative poll of U.S. adults in March 2023 showed 19% answered “yes” to a question about a family member being killed by a gun, including suicide.
No. Nevada has not banned the former president from the 2024 ballot, because no candidate is as yet on the state’s ballot — formal candidate filing for the 2024 presidential election will not open until October.
Yes. The candidate who carried Wisconsin in the 2020, 2016, 2004 and 2000 presidential elections won the state by less than 1 percentage point.
No. Nationwide, college tuition has increased about three times as much as inflation since Ronald Reagan’s presidency ended in January 1989.
No. States with the highest COVID-19 death rates in the years 2020 and 2021 include Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, and California, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
No. On average over the last decade, Minnesota’s scores for fourth and eighth grade math and reading on the National Assessment of Educational Progress have been slightly higher than Iowa’s.
Yes. Minnesota is ranked fourth for day care costs, following the District of Columbia, Massachusetts and California, according to the Economic Policy Institute.
No. Wisconsin’s constitution says: “The chief justice of the Supreme Court shall be the administrative head of the judicial system and shall exercise this administrative authority,” but adds “pursuant to procedures adopted by the Supreme Court.”
Yes. The Department of Justice reported that as of May 2023, there were 585 sworn officers in the Minneapolis Police Department compared to a force of 892 in 2018, a decline of about 34%.
Yes. Based on data collected by the Star Tribune, at least 230 people have been killed in encounters with law enforcement in Minnesota since 2000.
Yes. Vehicle registration tax changes will go into effect for the period starting on Jan. 1, 2024, increasing the rate from 1.25% to 1.54% of the manufacturer’s suggested retail price and destination charge for cars registered in Minnesota before Nov. 16, 2020, and from 1.285% to 1.575% for those registered on or after Nov. 16, 2020.
Yes. In establishing new social studies standards for middle school students on July 19, 2023, the Florida Board of Education included mention of enslaved people developing skills.