Minnesota's state and local government agencies will contract with more than 20 private-sector consultants tasked with rooting out waste and finding ways to deliver better services more efficiently.
'Stranger Things' star Joe Keery spotted at Minneapolis vintage shops
The Hollywood star is in Minnesota filming a new movie.
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.
Deadly vehicle fire on Interstate 94 west of Fargo
The victim's age and name have not been released.
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.
Man crossing Highway 13 in Burnsville fatally struck by driver
The victim is a 31-year-old man from Prior Lake.
MNGOP-endorsed candidate Walter Hudson calls for murder charges if people in restricted states travel for legal abortion
"Dick's Sporting Goods desperately wants to kill children," Hudson wrote in a tweet.
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.
Shootout near Erik's Bike Shop, Lunds & Byerlys in Burnsville
Police say youths were shooting at each other on Saturday afternoon.
Fishermen find body floating in Minnesota River in Shakopee
The body was found upstream from Minnesota River Heritage Park.
Minneapolis man dies after crash leaves him pinned under vehicle
Clemente Garcia, 20, died Wednesday morning.
19-year-old gunned down marks 43rd homicide in Minneapolis this year
The victim's identity has not been released.
Minnesota's private sector adds 5,800 jobs in August
In total, the state added 28,400 jobs last month as laid-off state employees returned to work following the three-week government shutdown. The state's jobless rate went unchanged, at 7.2 percent.
Foley puts plan to hire private security officers on hold
Last month, the central Minnesota city dropped their contract with the Benton County sheriff's office in order to save money. But Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson raised concern about possible legal ramifications of relying on private security.
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Consultant finds transit police are on wrong track
The Metro Transit police department has a "lack of accountability at all levels," "confusion and negative perceptions at all levels," and does not appear to have anyone in charge of technology, according to a new report from the Upper Midwest Community Policing Institute.
Dayton announces health care bidding change as first shot at government reform
Governor Mark Dayton’s administration is launching a new competitive bidding process for state health insurance providers. It’s part of a series of changes Dayton says is a comprehensive reform process to make state government more efficient. Dayton says the bidding overhaul will save a half-billion dollars--but that money is already mostly accounted for in the two-year budget.
Ellison's GOP opponent sued by consultant over unpaid bills
Chris Fields, Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison's Republican challenger for Congress in Minnesota's 5th District, is being sued fundraising consultant who claims he owes her money for work on his campaign. Attorneys for Erika Roland allege in the suit filed in Hennepin County District Court that Fields did not fulfill provisions of a contract he had with Roland.
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