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."
X-rays negative after Karl-Anthony Towns takes scary fall
Towns crashed hard to the ground late in the game Wednesday night.
2 more homicides push Minneapolis closer to record set in 1995
The deadly shootings happened on the city's North Side Wednesday night.
KAT sets a franchise record, leaves early in loss to Wizards
Towns fell on his back in the final minutes of a loss in Washington.
Man shot by police in Forest Lake dies from injuries
It was one of two police shootings in the Twin Cities on the same day, both of which proved fatal.
'Everyone should really be masking up' in public, Malcolm says
The health commissioner said residents have gotten "a little bit lax" with some protective measures.
Byron Buxton believes he's the best player in baseball
"Nobody [does] the things that I do. I know that."
Edibles coming to Minnesota's medical marijuana program
MDH also announced it will not add anxiety as qualifying condition.
Police reveal new details about 'coordinated' Best Buy thefts
A large group stole thousands of dollars in merchandise from three Twin Cities Best Buy stores.
New tenant revealed for former Libertine spot in Uptown
The space will combine playful art offerings with a restaurant.
What are Minnesota's chances of a white Christmas this year?
The Twin Cities averages a white Christmas about 3 out of every 4 years.
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.
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.
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.
Sen. Al Franken urging colleagues to extend renewable energy tax credit
The Minnesota Democrat says it will save 80,000 jobs and keep the country from importing more foreign oil. Franken says a consulting firm found construction of wind turbines would drop by 75 percent next year if the tax credit expires.
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.
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.
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