Alexandria Republican Mary Franson used Twitter to express her revulsion to a prayer in front of the Minnesota House. Franson says the House chaplain's mention of Earth Day 'may as well been dedicated to 'Mother Earth.' Franson says Earth Day is a Pagan holiday.
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.
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State Rep. Mary Franson apologizes for her week-in-review video
During part of the YouTube post, the first-term Republican from Alexandria compared Minnesota's food stamp program to feeding wild animals. Franson tweeted an apology late Friday night and said she asked to have the video removed.
Mary Franson rejects call to step down: 'I have gotten great support'
Rep. Mary Franson offered her third apology but says she won't step down after posting a YouTube video that sparked an outcry from liberal groups. In the video, Franson says it's ironic that a federal program is proud to distribute its greatest ever number of food stamps while the park service is asking us "to pelase not feed the animals, because the animals might grow dependent and not learn to take care of themselves."
Mary Franson among sponsors of bill preventing employers requiring Facebook passwords
Alexandria Republican Mary Franson is among the sponsors of a state bill keeping employers from requiring applicants to hand over Facebook passwords. The bill is in response to reports that people seeking jobs had to give company officials their social media passwords as a condition of employment.
Think 1 vote doesn't matter? A single ballot decided Franson race
State GOP lawmaker Mary Franson, who represents Minnesota House District 8B, appears to have won by a single vote in her race with DFLer Bob Cunniff of Alexandria. The final tally: 10,652 to 10,651.
Minnesota church group urges statewide day of prayer for Sikhs
The mass shooting Sunday at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wis. has prompted the Minnesota Conference of Churches to call for a statewide day of prayer. The council asked in a statement that Christians on Sunday pray for the victims and their family, take time to learn more about the Sikh religion, and find ways of "standing in solidarity" with the Sikh community.
Critics make Alexandria's Franson more determined to stay in office
State Rep. Mary Franson told Forum Communications she has received death threats, demands to resign and other attacks after comparing welfare recipients to animals on a YouTube video last March. The first-term Republican lawmaker also indicated it wasn't just Democrats who have criticized her comments.
Lightning strike starts house fire that kills two in Blue Earth
Authorities say there were no smoke detectors in the Blue Earth home where two men were killed. The house fire was apparently started by a lightning strike.
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