Rep. Mary Franson offered her third apology but says she won't step down after posting a YouTube video that sparked an outcry from liberal groups. In the video, Franson says it's ironic that a federal program is proud to distribute its greatest ever number of food stamps while the park service is asking us "to pelase not feed the animals, because the animals might grow dependent and not learn to take care of themselves."
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."
Walz's $2.7B infrastructure plan includes $940M for climate projects
Projects will help Minnesota prevent or adapt to climate change and mitigate its impacts, the governor says.
State Rep. Mary Franson apologizes for her week-in-review video
During part of the YouTube post, the first-term Republican from Alexandria compared Minnesota's food stamp program to feeding wild animals. Franson tweeted an apology late Friday night and said she asked to have the video removed.
Rep. Mary Franson: House prayer that mentions Earth Day is 'offensive'
Alexandria Republican Mary Franson used Twitter to express her revulsion to a prayer in front of the Minnesota House. Franson says the House chaplain's mention of Earth Day 'may as well been dedicated to 'Mother Earth.' Franson says Earth Day is a Pagan holiday.
Critics make Alexandria's Franson more determined to stay in office
State Rep. Mary Franson told Forum Communications she has received death threats, demands to resign and other attacks after comparing welfare recipients to animals on a YouTube video last March. The first-term Republican lawmaker also indicated it wasn't just Democrats who have criticized her comments.
Ten term state DFL veteran, Mindy Greiling to step down
Roseville DFL Representative Mindy Greiling is retiring at the end of the upcoming session. Greiling says she's proud of the many accomplishments during her long time in the legislature. But she also says she leaves with a 'heavy heart', with the state owing the public school system $3.45 billion
Mary Franson among sponsors of bill preventing employers requiring Facebook passwords
Alexandria Republican Mary Franson is among the sponsors of a state bill keeping employers from requiring applicants to hand over Facebook passwords. The bill is in response to reports that people seeking jobs had to give company officials their social media passwords as a condition of employment.
State investment board rejects call to divest Israeli bonds
Palestinian advocates have filed a lawsuit claiming it's illegal for Minnesota to hold Israeli bonds because Israel violates international law in its treatment of Palestinians. Governor Dayton says the group is entitled to disagree with the investment, but he says calling it illegal is not responsible.
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