The Legislature approved a 20 percent pay cut for attendants who help disabled or elderly Minnesotans live on their own. But home care agencies are suing to stop the cuts. The judge's ruling puts the pay cut on hold while the suit is pending.
Investigation after inmate found dead in cell at Stillwater prison
Drug paraphernalia was found by officers inside the cell.
Focus is on family fitness at this year’s Twin Cities Marathon
Don’t miss out on the running, racing and all the fun things to do for the whole family
DNR addresses State Fair controversy: Is it the 'fish' or 'fishes' pond?
Grammar lesson on a stick.
Family's tributes to mother killed by partner in St. Paul murder-suicide
The 30-year-old was killed by her partner, who then killed himself.
Eagan man killed after crashing into traffic signal
The 30-year-old crashed into a traffic light early Wednesday morning.
Digital, streaming employees at WCCO-TV vote to unionize
The 15 employees will join on-air talent and producers as members of the SAG-AFTRA union.
Police arrest man suspected of sexual assault, weapons threat in Eagan
The investigation prompted a SWAT response in an Eagan neighborhood on Tuesday.
Twin Cities 'psychic' pleads guilty to scamming pair out of $130K
She operated a psychic reading shop in Hopkins.
Minnesota's COVID-19 update for the week ending Tuesday, August 16
The latest reporting period averaged just under 1,300 new cases per day.
Man arrested after woman shot three times inside Frogtown home
The suspect fled the scene.
SPCO management offer: 15 percent pay cut for musicians
The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra management plans to make a new contract offer to musicians on Monday that proposes a 15 percent pay cut, a cut of several musician positions and an early retirement program.
Dayton will challenge judge's order blocking day care union vote
The challenge comes after the attorney general's office laid out three options for the governor after a judge issued a temporary restraining order blocking a union election. Politics in Minnesota says none of the options would get the election back on track any time soon.
Minnesota Supreme Court suspends Hennepin County judge without pay
The state's top court says judge Patricia Karasov was not living within her judicial district and failed to cooperate with an investigation into the matter. State law requires district judges to live within the district they serve.
Dayton calls out legislator for single-handedly blocking $25M in health care
Governor Mark Dayton says Sen. David Hann, R-Eden Prairie, is holding up $25 million in federal health care money. Dayton says the money--which has no state match--goes to help children and elderly Minnesotans.
Ramsey County judge throws out MPR's light rail suit
The judge rejects MPR's claim that the Metropolitan Council broke an agreement over ways to cut down on train noise and vibrations. The proposed Central Corridor line runs right past MPR's headquarters in downtown St. Paul. The judge says MPR failed to prove there's any contract breach.
Judges carefully weigh how to redraw Minnesota's political maps
Of course, the state's major parties each have their ideas on how the judges should approach the task. Republicans say they should focus on traditional city, county and town lines. Democrats say the panel should give more weight to what they call “communities of interest” -- such as minority populations -- that can sometimes overlap traditional boundaries.
Judge rejects Duluth head shop's lawsuit over ban on synthetic drugs
The Last Place on Earth in Duluth and two other synthetic drug retailers say they'll appeal the judge's decision. State lawmakers earlier this year passed a ban on synthetic drugs and their "analogs." The retailers argue the law is vague and incomprehensible to anyone besides experts. The judge who tossed out the suit says the retailers don't have enough evidence to back their claims.
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