The Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundations’ Facing Race Awards have been acknowledging anti-racism activists in Minnesota since 2007.
District Court Judge John Guthmann has ordered the whistleblower and a host of others to appear at a hearing on Monday to sort out the recent volley of allegations between the MPCA and Northern Metals.
Or does it simply mean the Democratic Party in Minnesota is called something different from what it is in every other state for reasons lost on most people?
The crux of the policy is aimed at changing how the Public Utilities Commission makes decisions.
While CBD products — made with cannabidiol, a compound extracted from cannabis plants — are popular, their sale isn’t necessarily legal in Minnesota, though that will soon change.
It’s an argument that has become popular among supporters of the Twin Metals and PolyMet projects. Yet the clean energy case for copper-nickel mining hasn’t exactly won over skeptics in Minnesota.
Secretary of State Steve Simon’s interpretation of the law governing Minnesota’s new presidential primary means two pro-marijuana parties will get the same information about DFL and GOP voters as the DFL and Minnesota GOP do.
The newly christened commissioner of the Department of Human Services, Jodi Harpstead, had been on the job for a day and a half when she made her first appearance before a panel of state senators who oversee her agency.
In March, Water Gremlin agreed to pay $7 million in a legal settlement with Minnesota Pollution Control Agency over emissions of the carcinogen TCE. Yet the agency has also drawn the ire of some White Bear residents for not catching the the problems sooner.
Democrats are worried that the presence of marijuana party candidates on the 2020 ballot could hamper their efforts to retain control of the Minnesota House — and retake control of the state Senate.
I returned to the fair this week to see what has changed — and whether it might have grown on me since I last visited.
The fair’s decision not to track the diversity of its vendors “is sort of like putting your head in the sand,” said Rebecca Lucero, the commissioner of the state’s Department of Human Rights. “You’re choosing to not find out what’s going on.”
Among other things, Minnesota law makes those who sign petitions to put a minor party candidate on the ballot take an oath — under threat of perjury — that they won’t take part in any other party’s primary process.
The report on wind energy employment comes as state lawmakers are debating the role Minnesota government should play in speeding the transition to a carbon-free power grid.
Among other things, lawmakers wanted to know why former DHS head Tony Lourey resigned, and when an investigation into department Inspector General Carolyn Ham would be done.
The disaster in Brazil raised eyebrows among opponents of the PolyMet copper-nickel mine planned near Hoyt Lakes. That’s because the design of the dam in Brumadinho was similar to one PolyMet hopes to use for its project.
Jodi Harpstead’s background stands in contrast to that of Walz’s initial choice to run the Department of Human Services, former state Sen. Tony Lourey, who abruptly resigned last month.
Elected Republicans have been using the state DPA to ask for information from agencies they suspect of acting illegally, or at least inefficiently. They don’t want the Legislature to be subject to it, however.
In order for legislative leaders to reach a budget deal this year, they made the appropriations for three different areas dependent on how much extra money came in to the state during the first half of 2019.
Several measures to compensate farmers for buffer land were proposed at the Legislature this year, including a $50-an-acre tax credit endorsed by Gov. Tim Walz. None of the proposals passed.