U.S. Senator Al Franken says his proposal would cut energy consumption and create jobs in the building trades. He says similar programs are helping local governments save money with more energy-efficient buildings. Plus, Franken says, it would help Minnesota which he called "the Silicon Valley of windows."
Twin Cities liquor store worker offers shoes off her feet to unhoused man
The man asked for boxes to use as makeshift shoes before the woman offered hers.
St. Paul PD releases footage showing fatal police shooting of Howard Johnson
The 24-year-old died after being shot by a St. Paul officer Monday night.
Minnesota's COVID update for the week ending Tuesday, Dec. 6
Minnesota's weekly COVID data has been released.
Want to buy a hotel? Minneapolis' biggest is going up for auction
The building is in foreclosure.
22 dogs taken in by Animal Humane Society from shuttered breeder
The dogs were taken in after a report stated there were too many on a single property.
Latest on the 2 snowstorms set to impact Minnesota
The first arrives Thursday night into Friday before a bigger system comes next week.
Police: Person hospitalized after alleged suicide attempt in jail
The incident happened Wednesday morning.
Cop who pepper-sprayed downtown protesters received $150K payout
Samantha Belcourt said she "feared for her life."
Animales Barbeque Co. looks to open brick-and-mortar location
The popular food truck has partnered with the owner of Billy Sushi.
Here are some 2022 holiday shipping deadlines to keep in mind
Most deadlines are a few days before Christmas Eve.
Obama: Jobs bill would create 26,000 jobs in Minnesota
The president gave an ultimatum to lawmakers -- saying they can either help create jobs or explain yourself. Obama says Republicans 'should love this plan' because it includes tax cuts for the middle class and small businesses.
New law aims to bring solar energy to public buildings
A new $500 million bonding bill now signed into law includes an option for public buildings to take advantage of solar energy. Advocates say it will help state schools, hospitals, police stations, and other public buildings to install solar energy this year and into the future.
Franken sponsors bill to help with heating costs
Sen. Al Franken says he is co-sponsoring a low-income energy assistance bill to help families pay their utility costs. Franken says funding has dropped despite high demand, adding he expects the measure to pass since both Republicans and Democrats get cold.
Franken bill would let users sue cell phone carriers
Current cell phone contracts often prohibit users from filing lawsuits. That means anyone with a complaint can only settle it through arbitration. Democratic Sens. Al Franken and Richard Blumenthal say that doesn't always give cell phone users enough protection.
Report: New fridges would save energy and help renters
Incentives for landlords to replace aging refrigerators could save huge amounts of energy and save renters millions on their electric bills, according to a new report from a public policy group. The problem, says Minnesota 2020, is landlords buy the appliances while renters pay the bills, so there's little incentive to upgrade old appliances.
Jesse Ventura: Paul/Ventura 2012 ticket would create 'unbelievable excitement'
The former governor says he would run on the same ticket with Republican Rep. Ron Paul if he went for the Libertarian ticket in 2012. Ventura says the Paul/Ventura ticket would create 'unbelievable excitement' in the presidential race.
Block E casino supporters tell Dayton: Help us build a casino, we'll help you build a stadium
A group lobbying to put a casino in downtown Minneapolis says they would set aside some revenue to help build a new home for the Vikings. Meanwhile NFL vice president Eric Grubman says he understands the state is struggling with its budget, but now is the time for Minnesotans to decide if it's worth keeping the team. Gruban warns that other cities are waiting to snatch the Vikings away.
OnStar nixes plan to sell customer information after Franken criticism
The company is backtracking on the plan in order to keep its 6 million customers happy. Franken tells Forum Communications while he's pleased with OnStar's decision, he still has questions about how the company uses its customers’ information.
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