Projects ranging from documenting the history of psychiatry in Minnesota to telling the story of the Cold War-era missile base in St. Bonifacius are getting thousands of dollars from the Legacy Amendment fund.
Biden lays out wintertime plan to curb COVID's spread
It comes as the U.S. reported its second case of the omicron variant.
MN Dept. of Corrections offering $5K bonuses as it seeks to hire 200
The DOC is offering hiring bonuses for new employees and for referrals.
Mayor Frey unveils workgroup to develop public safety recommendations
There are 35 members in the workgroup.
MN city named best ice fishing destination in the US
A lake in Wisconsin also made the top 8.
'TODAY Show' surprises Minneapolis youth nonprofit with toys
It's part of the program's Season of Giving toy drive.
3rd federal medical team to join COVID-19 fight in Minnesota
There are more than 1,500 people with COVID-19 admitted to Minnesota hospitals.
Driver killed after other motorist crosses into opposite lane
The head-on crash occurred early Thursday, just north of the Twin Cities.
MSHSL approves shot clock for Minnesota varsity basketball
Shot clocks will be required at all varsity games beginning in 2023-24.
Popcorn shop featured on 'The Late Show' has to close 2 days later
A county inspection after the national TV appearance found code violations.
Minnesotan infected with omicron was vaccinated, had booster shot
The Hennepin County man received his booster shot in early November.
Twin Cities, outstate rift forms over Legacy amendment parks money
The Legacy Amendment created a fund for improvement of Minnesota parks but the state has reached no consensus on how the money should be divided. The formula was recently changed to direct more money away from the Twin Cities area. Now the Twin Cities think the formula is unfair, while some outstate communities think the changes did not go far enough.
Metro counties want more of the Legacy Amendment outdoors money pie
Metro counties contribute almost two-thirds of the money going into the the Legacy Fund set up by a constitutional amendment. But parks in those counties get far less than half of the Legacy grants. Debates to make the distribution more 'equitable' are contentious.
Legacy Amendment spending unaccounted for on public website
More than $100 million in Legacy Amendment funds are missing from state spending reports available to the public. The state is required to list where and how Legacy money is being spent. MPR News says the state leaves out specific details on its web site about which groups and projects received funding.
Some Republicans want to tap arts amendment money for Vikings stadium
MPR reports some Republican lawmakers want to use some of the state's Legacy funds to help build a new home for the Vikings. But critics say voters didn't approve the amendment to fund professional sports stadiums.
New citizens committee to help oversee Legacy Amendment spending
The committee will field concerns about how Legacy money is being spent. Parks and trails receive 14.25 percent of Legacy money generated from the three-eighths-cent sales tax increase approved by voters last election.
Plenty of questions to be answered if Voter ID amendment passes
Estimates of how much it will cost to implement a voter ID requirement at Minnesota polling places range from a few million dollars to $100 million. The cost is among many details that state lawmakers will need to fill in if residents approve a Constitutional amendment requiring a government-issued ID to vote.
Legacy report: concerns over possible conflicts of interest, misuse of funds
The legislative auditor on Wednesday released the first in-depth review of the state's voter-approved Legacy Amendment, which bumped up a sales tax to help fund arts and outdoors projects across the state. The auditor's report says oversight is "generally adequate" but also made some specific recommendations for improvement.
Mining project promises to bring thousands of new jobs to Iron Range
The Associated Press reports new technology will allow miners to reach down nearly 4,000 feet into the earth to tap into possibly one of the largest untapped nickel and copper mines in the world. Twin Metals executives say the project will bring thousands of new jobs to the Iron Range.
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