Bemidji Mayor Rita Albrecht is helping facilitate the president’s campaign stop, a highly anticipated event for the city of 15,000 people. At the same time, she’s running as a Democrat for a seat in the Minnesota Senate.
A collection of news and stories from around the state of Minnesota.
The ruling comes out of a lawsuit brought by a coalition of environmental nonprofits and the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, which had accused the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency of trying to bend rules to suppress criticism from the Environmental Protection Agency.
This week a handful of Minnesota districts kicked off their new formats of part in-person, part-distanced learning.
Minnesota-based Live Real Farms launched blends that contain 50% dairy milk and 50% almond or oat milk.
From St. Cloud and Austin to Lakeville and Woodbury, Republicans are hoping to swing close legislative races by tying DFL candidates to what they see as lawlessness — and efforts to dismantle the police — in Minneapolis.
The Virginia mayor describes himself as a “lifelong Democrat,” but endorsed Donald Trump in 2016 and Republican Rep. Pete Stauber in 2018.
The Department of Commerce says its decision to challenge a critical permit is focused on a narrow issue of law. But Republican state Senators say it’s a political choice, aimed at halting or delaying the pipeline.
For many providers, the pandemic has been another difficult hurdle in an already tough business. For others, though, COVID-19 made the industry more attractive because of poor job prospects elsewhere.
If the Senate’s recent hearing schedule for Walz appointees are any indication, Republicans are not happy with one particular aspect of the governor’s administration: the state’s environmental policy.
Though plenty of DFLers in northern Minnesota support two copper-nickel mining projects proposed for the region, PolyMet and Twin Metals, Jen McEwen says Duluth residents have pent-up demand for a “more progressive politics.”
In Minneapolis, Jamal Osman leads in first-place votes for the Ward 6 council seat, while general election contests are also set for three open seats on the Hennepin County Board.
Under the federal government’s use-it-or-lose-it constraints, Minnesota cities and counties are quickly finding ways to spend the money.
Both the Minneapolis Public Schools district and the Red Lake School District are holding school board races.
In-person learning, a hybrid or distance learning? Districts are carefully watching county coronavirus numbers as they get ready to be nimble.
Predictions of widespread closures among Minnesota child care providers have not come to pass, at least not yet, though the industry remains wobbly.
The woodlands next to Camp Ripley, part of a landscape area designated for protection from development, promise to provide a wealth of hiking, canoeing and other outdoor pursuits.
Without state money, University of Minnesota researchers have turned to an unusual source to finance the project: crowdfunding.
Tim Nolte’s irrigation proposal has become a highly charged, if small, part of a larger and ongoing debate about corporate farming, growing methods and the future of family farms.
For weeks, Republicans at the Minnesota Legislature have said they won’t pass any bills that would abolish, defund or diminish police departments in Minnesota — even though DFL lawmakers say that’s not something they’ve ever proposed.
Several county attorneys in Greater Minnesota expressed deep reservations over relinquishing their powers, while some worried the AG’s could be swayed by partisan winds — or make decisions that clash with local views on criminal justice issues.