Governor Mark Dayton says Sen. David Hann, R-Eden Prairie, is holding up $25 million in federal health care money. Dayton says the money--which has no state match--goes to help children and elderly Minnesotans.
Ant ejected, Wolves blow huge lead and lose to slumping Hawks
The Timberwolves missed another opportunity to get over .500.
NHL announces make-up dates for Wild postponements
The Wild will play 40 games in the final 77 days of the regular season.
Group says Mayo should be 'severely punished' over research puppy's death
The puppy died two days after undergoing a procedure at a Mayo research facility.
Charges: Man kidnapped woman, sexually assaulted her at gunpoint
The suspect faces three separate felony charges.
St. Cloud 'Boogaloo Boi' who discussed attack on MN Capitol gets 2 years
He was charged with illegally possessing a machine gun.
High school basketball team returns from game to find bus driver dead
Members of the girls team returned to the bus to find the driver unresponsive.
Minnesota AG sues COVID testing site, alleging it sent false results
Sometimes the company didn't send people their results at all, the lawsuit alleges.
UnitedHealth Group says it made $287B last year, $24B of it profit
The corporation's Optum business represented a significant chunk of that total.
Friend arrives at couple's home, stabs one of them after being asked to leave
The couple say their friend was "not acting right."
Dayton, Republicans clash over federal health care grants
Republican Senator and Finance Committee Chairman David Hann accuses the Democratic governor of going around a state law that would allow him to halt the spending of millions of dollars in federal grants for the state's health-care programs. Hann says he wants more information about how the state would spent the money. Forum Communications reports Dayton's budget office marked the funds "urgent," which means the money wouldn't require legislators' approval.
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.
Gov. Dayton mulling over unionizing child care
MPR News reports the governor says he won't issue an order that would automatically enroll child care providers into a union, but would rather they chose for themselves. Republicans are against the move, saying Dayton doesn't have the authority to make such a call.
Legislative hearing applies heat to day care union debate
Supporters on both sides of the union issue packed a hearing in St. Paul to argue allowing home child care workers to organize. Opponents of the idea say it will change the profession for the worse and make it harder for employers. Supporters say a union will help workers get a wage that matches their skills.
St. Paul Saints get $25M for downtown stadium
Gov. Mark Dayton on Thursday announced that the St. Paul Saints would get $25 million for a $54 million stadium downtown to replace the aging Midway Stadium. The project was the biggest recipient of money from a pot of $47.5 million in state economic development grants.
Dayton intends to call special session in November for Vikings stadium
There are plenty of hurdles to go, but Gov. Mark Dayton has called for a special legislative session to begin Nov. 21 if a plan for a Vikings stadium is in place. Dayton says the session would end on Nov. 23, and says the discussion would be 'limited to a People's Stadium.'
Judge temporarily blocks pay cut for personal care aides
The Legislature approved a 20 percent pay cut for attendants who help disabled or elderly Minnesotans live on their own. But home care agencies are suing to stop the cuts. The judge's ruling puts the pay cut on hold while the suit is pending.
Republican threatens lawsuit to stop Dayton from authorizing day care union vote
State Sen. Mike Parry of Waseca says he thinks the governor does not have the authority to sign an executive order authorizing a union vote because the state's day care workers are independent contractors.
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