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.
St. Cloud man fires shot at police in hours-long standoff, surrenders
Shawn Lawrence Jacobs, 37, was arrested just before 4 p.m. Tuesday after he surrendered.
Beloved small town MN baseball field destroyed by severe storm
The mid-May storm system blasted the area with 90+ mph winds.
Woman, 32, killed in crash with dump truck west of Twin Cities
The dump truck driver was unharmed.
CD-1 Primary: Jeff Ettinger gets DFL nod, Brad Finstad wins GOP vote
Jennifer Carnahan also was on the ballot as a GOP candidate — and fell about 11,000 votes shy of claiming victory.
6-year-old and his grandparents killed in trailer home fire
"Found among the charred debris were two adults and a child," the sheriff's office said in a release.
Uvalde massacre: MN schools react with horror, increase security
A gunman killed 19 children and two adults in Texas Tuesday afternoon.
Ex-South St. Paul coach dies by suicide 2 days before sentencing
Matthew McCollister was to be sentenced for fraud in federal court on Wednesday.
Minnesota 'glampground' named one of 10 best in U.S.
In Nevis, Minnesota, campers can stay in a refurbished 1905 train car.
Two men charged over terrifying armed robbery at Newport apartment
They shot the woman who lives in the apartment in the abdomen, and put a gun to a man's head.
UnitedHealth pledges to keep health care overhaul provisions
Minnetonka-based UnitedHealth, the nation's largest health insurer, told the Associated Press it plans to keep and extend some provisions of the federal health-reform legislation regardless of whether the law is overturned. The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to issue a ruling later this month on the law's constitutionality.
Anniversary of health care reform law brings appeals from supporters, critics
U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will be in the Twin Cities on the two-year anniversary of the landmark health care legislation. Sebelius will highlight insurance policies that she says discriminate against women. Meanwhile, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann is using the law's anniversary in a fundraising appeal built around her goal of repealing it.
Bill that would rein in moratoriums on land use returns to Capitol
Limiting the ability of cities and counties to impose moratoriums on land use is an idea that's failed to gain ground in previous sessions. But its sponsor calls it a property rights issue and thinks its time has come. Local governments seem unconvinced.
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.
Minnesota health care scores high in nation
The private Commonwealth Fund ranked the St. Paul region the best out of more than 300 areas across the country. Rochester and Minneapolis were also among the top five. It's based on access to health care, prevention, treatment and healthy living. The Duluth region was placed 70th.
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