Gov. Mark Dayton wants to expand the state's GI Bill to include older veterans. The plan looks to spark job skill training and reduce the high rate of veteran unemployment.
Authorities investigating false active shooter reports at Minnesota schools
This is a developing story.
Ex-cop Thomas Lane gets 3 years for involvement in killing of George Floyd
Lane took a plea agreement earlier in the state case.
Minnesota's smallest bat species under review for endangered status
Tricolored bats are declining rapidly.
Here are the largest hail reports to NWS Twin Cities Tuesday night
River Falls got hit by some massive hail Tuesday night.
Police: Man jumped on train, attacked engineer with knife near St. Cloud
The rock train had just left St. Cloud when the suspect jumped aboard.
Man found dead after 'exchange of gunfire' with Minneapolis police
The incident happened at a house in Northeast Minneapolis, with a witness saying the man had shot himself.
Spark ignites fire at produce farm near Park Rapids
The fire at Carter's Red Wagon Farm left three buildings a "total loss."
A mistake leads to new drinks from Duluth cidery, distillery
Wild State Cider and Vikre Distillery will be debuting their new beverages this week.
Developer buys downtown block, plans $400M residential buildings
Construction is expected to begin in fall 2023.
Rochester man identified as Loring Park shooting victim
The shooting happened after an altercation took place outside of a business.
Ordway to bring free livestream orchestra concert to Rice Park
There's a new way to enjoy local performing arts in downtown St. Paul.
Dayton wants Congress to extend unemployment benefits
Mark Dayton joined more than a dozen other Democratic governors in signing a letter urging Congress to extend unemployment benefits for more than 2 million out-of-work Americans. Dayton also wants authorization for Minnesota to continue emergency state unemployment benefits.
DFL jobs plan includes tax credits for businesses that hire the unemployed
Hiring workers off of Minnesota's unemployment rolls would earn businesses a $3,000 tax credit under a jobs plan unveiled by Governor Dayton and DFL lawmakers. Those hiring veterans or recent graduates would also get the credit. Dayton says the cost of the $35 million program could be met by closing tax loopholes.
Bill to allow hiring preferences for veterans heads to Gov. Dayton
The Minnesota House joined the Senate in unanimously approving a bill allowing employers to set preferences for hiring veterans or the spouses of vets killed or disabled during their service. Lawmakers hope it will help shrink the high unemployment rate for returning veterans.
Dayton vetoes tax bill
Gov. Mark Dayton quickly vetoed Friday a Republican-backed tax bill that cleared the Legislature Thursday night, saying the measure irresponsibly added to the deficit in future years, Politics in Minnesota says. Dayton rejected notions that the veto would hurt the chances of Monday's Vikings stadium vote.
Minnesota trimming 14 weeks off of unemployment benefits
Unemployment benefits in Minnesota will end after 46 weeks, instead of the current 60. The Department of Employment and Economic Development says the unemployment rate has been below six percent for three months, which triggers the reduction.
Unemployment rate for Minnesota veterans ranks 3rd highest in U.S.
The Star Tribune reports the state has one of the highest jobless rates in the country for vets at 23 percent or nearly 5,000 people. Analysts believe some employers may not be hiring soldiers in fear they’ll be deployed again.
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