A perennial legislative issue — state preemption of local government decisions — has been turned on its head when it comes to recreational marijuana.
The most expensive legislative race in terms of independent expenditures was in Senate District 36 where DFL candidate Heather Gustafson of Vadnais Heights defeated GOP incumbent Roger Chamberlain of Lino Lakes.
Physician groups have traditionally guarded against what they regard as incursions into care they believe only physicians should provide.
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In year three of the Ant Experience, our sense of anticipation and imagination of what the wunderkind might become can no longer be unfettered.
It’s a significant moment for DFL lawmakers and Gov. Tim Walz’s administration as they push to slash pollution that causes climate change, but the news comes with significant caveats, including pandemic-related reductions.
While the group passed several pieces of legislation this past session – the legislators believe there’s more to do.
Minnesota’s new law establishing a fundamental right to an abortion — signed by Gov. Tim Walz at the Capitol on Tuesday — would not have passed the DFL-controlled House just one year ago.
Plus: Minneapolis starts towing cars violating winter parking rules; state lawmakers consider further regulating forever chemicals; effort to replace Minnesota’s flag are under way; and more.
McCollum said “without permanent protection, this special place (the BWCA) is subject to political interference,” which means a subsequent administration could lift the moratorium.
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The effort to review off-duty contracts comes more than three years after an audit found issues with them, including a decentralized system where hours are not formally tracked.
The calls for reform were fueled by a number of incidents, including revelations that several senators made fortuitous trades before the American people were fully aware of the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic that was about to upend economies around the world.
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Plus: Minnesota eyes new specialty license plates; gender discrimination lawsuit filed by former Gopher football players against U of M dismissed; Richfield student struck by suspected drunken driver dies; on seeking Scott Seekins; and more.
Sen. John Marty, a DFLer from Roseville, is the new chair of the Senate Finance Committee, a legislative panel that usually is the place where the 10 or so big omnibus bills get their final touches and final approval.
A 2020 Stanford University study concluded that ready access to a gun is a major risk factor for suicide.
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The research found that when a person presents with a brain tumor, their race may influence whether doctors recommend surgery to remove the tumor — or not to.