DFL Sen. Amy Klobuchar is taking the lead in the Senate with the bill aimed to speed up the FDA's approval process. Republican Rep. Erik Paulsen is pushing the bill in the House. Both say the faster the regulation process, the more products will be created, resulting in more jobs.
Twin Cities LA Fitness closed after fire Monday morning
The gym will remain closed for the day.
State contacts over 100 landowners in Rush Creek fish kill investigation
The deaths of the fish remain unexplained.
Wisconsin man admits to 1992 revenge killings 15 years after boyhood tragedy
The 52-year-old man is in custody 30 years after the 1992 double murder.
Chapel of Love set to close at Mall of America after nearly 30 years
The owner cited retirement as the reason for the closure.
Man stabbed to death in his Minneapolis home identified
The victim's wife had an order of protection out against the suspect.
Mayo pediatrician discusses severe parechovirus infections in infants
The common virus can be serious for infants.
WaPo trawled Airbnb to find 'the most Midwestern things on the planet'
The Midwest loves its fish.
Services announced for teen killed in Apple River stabbing
Isaac Schuman died July 30.
Al Franken filling in as guest host of 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'
Franken, a comedian and former Minnesota senator, will perform comedy four nights in a row in Minneapolis following the appearance on the show.
1 dead, 1 critical after shooting at 38th and Chicago in Minneapolis
It's the second killing in a week at the intersection in south Minneapolis.
Teen driver crashes into parked payloader; 16-year-old passenger dies
The crash happened early Saturday morning in Waconia.
Barrage of gunfire injures boy in Brooklyn Park; vehicles, apartments damaged
Police say they recovered evidence that more than 40 rounds were fired in the shooting.
House approves Paulsen bill repealing medical device tax
Minnesota Republican Erik Paulsen's bill exempting medical device manufacturers from a new health care tax has passed the House. But it may not get any farther. Democrats in the Senate are not likely to take up the measure. The White House says it will be vetoed if it gets to the president's desk.
White House threatens to veto bill repealing medical-device tax
The U.S. House is expected to vote Thursday on legislation to eliminate a 2.3 percent excise tax on medical devices, included in President Obama's health-reform law. The bill is proposed by Minnesota Republican Congressman Erik Paulsen. The Business Journal notes the tax, set to go into effect next year, would impact large companies like Fridley-based Medtronic Inc. and Little Canada-based St. Jude Medical Inc.
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