Sen. Tina Smith is leading an effort by a bipartisan group of lawmakers to overhaul more than 60-year old U.S. Department of Agriculture programs aimed at helping low-income rural residents keep a roof over their heads and find other solutions to shrinking affordable housing in the heartland.
A collection of news and stories from around the state of Minnesota.
Providers lost revenue during the pandemic, and while the state distributed grants and funds to help, advocates warn it is not enough to keep providers across the state afloat.
States like Washington and Massachusetts plan to join California in largely banning the sale of new gas-powered cars by 2035.
In Mankato, state grant recipient Christian Family Solutions is working to connect with people in Greater Minnesota who need help with a gambling addiction.
The governor’s flagship climate program was the target of sharp political backlash. Now, its impact could be limited, as the program could last just one year.
The federal bill had promised at least $100 million for every state. Now, Minnesota officials have an estimate of extra cash the state will get for having a lot of rural areas: $550 million.
In the last month, two Minnesota senators — Republicans Gene Dornink and Torrey Westrom — have had their residency questioned by people who want to remove the lawmakers from the ballot.
With his wife, Jackie, in the U.S. House gallery and his seven children seated before him, Finstad took the pledge to serve the residents of the 1st Congressional District.
The anti-establishment wing scored victories in places like Little Falls, Stillwater, Northfield and Red Wing.
“We cannot afford to subsidize ventures that are not delivering the promised speeds or are not likely to meet program requirements,” FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel said in a news release.
Chief Justice Lorie Gildea said the people investigating Sen. Gene Dornink waited “long periods” between visiting his homes and waited too long before submitting their complaint ahead of the Tuesday primary election.
The University of Minnesota, founded on tribal land with a history of injustices against Native Americans, is now finding ways to reckon with that past.
Farmfest has become the traditional first forum of state governor races, with candidates dressing down and often citing the most-recent relative who worked the land.
A new bill, called the Inflation Reduction Act, would extend the subsidies for another three years, at a cost to the federal government of $64 billion.
Reps. Angie Craig and Dean Phillips are among the first members of Congress to suggest a candidate other than President Biden should be on the presidential ticket in 2024.
Sports betting needs bipartisan support to pass the Minnesota Legislature. It also needs support from the tribes, which want control over new gambling in the state, and horse tracks.
Primary opponent’s former campaign manager says he suspected Republican state Sen. Gene Dornink wasn’t living in the district and went to investigate, leading to a petition with the Minnesota Supreme Court.
The veteran DFL state senator who recently turned independent was tapped to help lead the Legislature’s efforts to finance public construction projects across the state. So far, there’s been no deal.
GOP candidates Scott Jensen and Kim Crockett have also submitted applications to the Campaign Finance Board for public funds.
With the overturning of Roe, abortion rights activists predict Minnesota will become something of an island in the Upper Midwest where abortions are legal.