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Paulsen bill bans welfare access at strip clubs, liquor stores and casinos

The House passed legislation Thursday that will extend welfare funding into next year and prevent recipients from accessing benefits from certain locales. Erik Paulsen, R. Minn., sponsored the bill and says the measure is needed to curb abuse.
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The House passed legislation Thursday that will extend welfare funding into next year and prevent recipients from accessing benefits from certain locales. Erik Paulsen, R. Minn., sponsored the bill and says the measure is needed to curb abuse.

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North Dakota's only abortion clinic relocating to Minnesota

A GoFundMe set up to help the clinic make the move to Minnesota has surpassed its $500,000 goal.

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Deadly vehicle fire on Interstate 94 west of Fargo

The victim's age and name have not been released.

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Overturning Roe v. Wade won't do a 'damn thing' to prevent abortions, Walz says

Gov. Tim Walz signed an executive order Saturday meant to protect abortion access in the state and people who come from out of state seeking one.

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Man crossing Highway 13 in Burnsville fatally struck by driver

The victim is a 31-year-old man from Prior Lake.

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4 shot near Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis

The shooting happened around 11 p.m. Saturday.

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Charges: Cop feared for his life during struggle for gun with suspect

Allen Denzel Oliver-Hall has been charged with second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon.

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Shootout near Erik's Bike Shop, Lunds & Byerlys in Burnsville

Police say youths were shooting at each other on Saturday afternoon.

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Fishermen find body floating in Minnesota River in Shakopee

The body was found upstream from Minnesota River Heritage Park.

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WSJ: Minneapolis woman 'face of welfare spat'

The Wall Street Journal profiles Latisha Cunningham, an unemployed 30-year-old from Minneapolis, as part of an analysis over the broader long-simmering debate on the role of states and the federal government in managing welfare. The issue has been the topic of testy exchanges between the Obama and Romney campaigns.

Paulsen ignores DFL opponent's corn-dog eating challenge

DFL challenger Brian Barnes has been eager to meet Rep. Erik Paulsen, R-Minn., for a debate in the District 3 race, but Paulsen hasn't agreed to any. So Barnes suggested that they duel in a state fair-themed contest. Paulsen didn't respond. That's too bad, Comedy Central says.

2 Duluth morning radio talk hosts disciplined over strip club comments

Two morning radio personalities on KDAL-AM radio in Duluth were disciplined last week over comments they made on air to describe a strip club. KDAL Morning Show hosts Ken Buehler and Johnny Lee Walker were apparently discussing the latter's going-away party from the station Wednesday when the missive describing the strip club was used.

Bill would end 'use-it-or-lose-it' rule for FSA health care accounts

Republican Minnesota Rep. Erik Paulsen has sponsored legislation that would overturn a rule that stops many people from signing up for flexible spending accounts. FSA contributions which can boost your income because they aren't taxed, can be used for many medical expenses, but those contributions must be used before the end of the year, or they disappear.

Twins help break ground on state's first wheelchair-accessible softball field

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Poll shows Minnesotans want liquor sales on Sundays

Independents, Democrats, and Republicans alike support the idea of extending Minnesota liquor sales to Sundays. Public Policy Polling found 59 percent of those surveyed endorse the change, with 27 percent opposing it.