A voicemail from Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka to then-MPCA Commissioner Laura Bishop about Enbridge’s controversial oil pipeline project offers a rare glimpse of political machinations at the Minnesota Capitol.
A collection of news and stories from around the state of Minnesota.
The seasonal vacation hot spot is dealing with a shortage of workers and affordable housing.
The number of Amish in the state has grown by more than 230 percent over the last 20 years, and there are now more than 20 Amish settlements in Minnesota.
“Church is all about building community, and the ELCA is looking at how we can connect with more people – people who are new, people who are young, people with diverse backgrounds …,” said the Rev. Dee Pederson.
From farming pollution to broadband access, meat processing capacity and lack of child care, how Minnesota legislators addressed the issues facing Greater Minnesota this year.
Pelican Rapids was one of 16 small cities across the country chosen in 2020 for a program called Local Foods, Local Places that promotes local food systems.
While the U.S. government signed a series of treaties with the Anishinaabe people, including the Ojibwe, between 1825 and 1867, the most significant are those of 1837, 1854 and 1855.
Where some supporters and opponents of Line 3 see the Minnesota project and Keystone XL as largely similar issues, there are some major and minor differences between the pipeline proposals.
Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee, chosen to be the school’s dean, says the project has been disbanded. It’s a letdown for residents in this town of 2,300 who saw the prospect of economic renewal in the medical school.
In conjunction with the deal, Minnesota lawmakers approved almost $30 million to cover the share of the money owed by local governments along the pipeline routes.
The day’s musical highlights included Annie Humphrey’s powerful folk songs and screamed chants that echoed down the river canyon, David Huckfelt’s mesmerizing beat-ballads, and two renditions of Keith Secola’s classic “Indian Cars.”
Included in a bill negotiated between the DFL-led House and the GOP-majority Senate, the change has the potential to draw blowback from the federal government.
A bill negotiated between the Republican-led Senate and the DFL-majority House says the plant won’t have to complete an extensive Environmental Impact Statement normally required for projects of its size.
At Grand Casino’s locations in Mille Lacs and Hinckley and at Treasure Island, gaming floors are open but some other amenities are either still closed or only partially open.
Rife with blind merges and left exits, the section of I-35 that passes through Duluth has been in need of major changes for decades.
In Monticello, a city art project called Humans of Monticello aims to draw attention to the kind of diversity that exists even in a mostly homogenous city.
Though more law enforcement agencies have adopted the use of body cameras in the last few years, there are still a “significant amount” of departments in the state that don’t use them due to cost concerns.
A look at where two newly minted independents in the Minnesota Senate — Tom Bakk and David Tomassoni — ended up on key issues.
As the company restarted construction this week, opponents of the project geared up for a wave of larger demonstrations aimed at slowing or stopping the pipeline.
The funding would be the largest infusion of money into the program since it began. And it’s possible lawmakers could spend even more.