Current law requires drivers to move over a lane when approaching emergency vehicles. A bill moving through the House would allow drivers to simply "slow down" when passing emergency vehicles. The bill's author, Republican Rep. Mike Beard, says anecdotal evidence suggests the current rules could be doing more harm than good.
Quick shot of snow to impact morning commute in Twin Cities
Snow is moving into the metro Wednesday morning.
Body found in burned out car near Bird Island identified as local farmer
The deceased is a 59-year-old man from rural Bird Island.
I-94 temporarily closed in Moorhead as man was rescued from bridge
The man was on a railroad bridge support pillar.
Minneapolis' Khâluna named in Eater's 2022 'Best New Restaurants'
The restaurant, opened in 2021, is known for its Laotian cuisine.
3 pedestrians struck by drivers Monday in Minnesota; 2 dead
The victims involved a 39-year-old man and two 74-year-old men.
Shifting storm tracks: Significant storms Friday, next week?
Sven Sundgaard has the details on an interesting forecast.
Worker suffers serious injury in rooftop fall in rural Minnesota
The man only fell a few feet, but suffered a serious leg injury.
Minnesota cowboy severely injured while bull riding at national tournament
Reid Oftedahl suffered a head and neck injury.
Minnesota reports massive projected budget surplus of $17.6 billion
The huge surplus comes as the DFL prepares to assume a trifecta of the Legislature and the Governor's House.
Boil water advisory issued for part of Minneapolis after water main break
The main break caused significant flooding in an area of North Minneapolis Monday evening.
Deals struck between nursing union and hospitals, potentially averting strike
A strike was scheduled to start on Dec. 11 if a deal was not reached.
Ride-along video shows frustration of emergency vehicle drivers
Lights. Sirens. Time to pull over, right? Maybe not. Kare11 rode along with members of the North Memorial Ambulance crew and discovered that not as many Minnesotans as you might hope follow the rules of the road when emergency vehicles are on the move.
Reminder: Move over and slow down for stopped squads, so this doesn't happen
There's a law that requires you to give emergency vehicles space.
GOP lawmakers press leadership to hold vote on 'right to work' amendment
Some Republican legislators are urging leaders in the House and Senate to move the controversial bill through committees and onto the floor for a full vote.
Lawmakers hope to wrap up session before Easter
Legislators are moving fast with big fiscal packages and major policy bills in hopes of heading home early. The reasons are clear, Politics in Minnesota reports. Republicans have faced an onslaught of bad press because of the Michael Brodkorb affair, and many lawmakers will face challenging re-election campaigns because of redistricting.
Lawmakers might open more information to public
One bill now in the Legislature would require the government to release information when a person leaves an administrative post with a settlement or financial agreement, a proposal that one citizen advocate calls "one of the biggest things for sunshine and accountability issues in a long time."
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