The Pioneer Press says Republican House Speaker Kurt Zellers told the director of the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources she was being let go so the commission could go in a different direction. DFLers are shocked and say the commission itself had no complaints and should have sole authority to make firing decisions. The commission helps direct lottery proceeds to environmental and natural resources projects.
NYT article shines a light on anti-refugee movement in St. Cloud
St. Cloud has been a common landing spot for refugees fleeing war-torn countries.