The House of Representatives voted 417-2 in favor of Tim Walz's STOCK Act. It prevents lawmakers and staffers from trading stock based on nonpublic information. U.S. Senators passed its version last week by a vote of 96 to 3.
Apartments, brewery proposed for site of former Minneapolis lumberyard
The developer is proposing two buildings connected via skyway.
'Exceptionally rare' meteorite impact crater found in the Twin Cities metro
Had it struck in today's world, much of the Twin Cities would've been wiped out.
Organizers seeking ideas for 'reimagining' of Grand Old Day
A task force is set to begin meeting next month to reimagine the event.
Police hunt carjacker who shot father as he protected daughter at Cub Foods
The incident happened Saturday.
Eveleth man gets 11 years for selling woman fentanyl that led to fatal OD
Torisa Sulvoris Wallace, 39, was sentenced to 134 months in prison in U.S. District Court in Virginia Thursday.
Man seriously injured after being struck by driver while skateboarding
The crash remains under investigation.
Authorities identify construction worker killed in downtown St. Paul
The crash remains under investigation.
Brian O'Hara selected as new Minneapolis police chief
O'Hara currently serves a deputy mayor role in Newark, New Jersey.
Darby's bar in Minneapolis' North Loop to close after 11 years
The business announced it will be closing in October.
Blaine man found dead inside car that crashed into lake
The victim's father said his son was on his way to work before the crash.
Murder-suicide involving husband, wife confirmed in Becker Co.
Two dogs were also found dead at the house.
U.S. House approves legislation to build new bridge over St. Croix River
Lawmakers voted 339 to 80 Thursday in favor of exempting the $700 million project from the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. The bill now goes to President Obama. Senators passed the legislation in January.
Walz worries House Republicans will water down insider trading bill
Republicans say their amendments will strengthen the ethics bill authored by the Minnesota Democrat. Tim Walz is skeptical.
Walz pushes ban on Congressional insider trading in Capitol Hill testimony
Minnesota Democrat Tim Walz is urging his colleagues in the House to hold themselves accountable under insider trading laws. Walz says the stock portfolios of members of Congress outpace the market by six to ten percent. He says a ban on insider trading would be a step toward restoring public faith in Congress.
Democrats Peterson and Walz vote for GOP student loan interest rate plan
Minnesota Congressmen Collin Peterson and Tim Walz voted in favor of the $5.9 bill that would prevent the interest rate on federally-subsidized student loans from doubling this summer by cutting funds from part of President Obama's health care law. It now heads to the Democratic-controlled Senate where the plan is dead on arrival. Republican U.S. Rep. John Kline says the legislation isn't perfect, "but it will allow us an opportunity to continue working toward a long term solution."
Republicans to endorse candidate to challenge DFL Congressman Tim Walz
Allen Quist and Mike Parry are both seeking the GOP endorsement to run against Rep. Walz in November. Republicans will gather for their 1st District Convention in Mankato Saturday. Walz is seeking his fourth term in Washington.
North Dakota Senator sponsors bill to better protect cities from future floods
The FEMA Common Sense and Cost Effectiveness Act passed the U.S. Senate and is being considered in the U.S. House. The bill is designed to give cities flexibility to build permanent levees on land bought with grant money.
U.S. Senate renews Violence Against Women Act
Fifteen Senate Republicans helped pass legislation reauthorizing assistance to victims of domestic violence. Sen. Amy Klobuchar said the bill was a "great victory for women." Bloomberg reports she's "very hopeful" the U.S. House will also renew the legislation.
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