A bipartisan bill by Reps. John Kline and Collin Peterson would give states the authority to manage the cormorant population -- which they say have displaced other species. Under current law, federal officials must first approve population control plans.
Here's the Minnesota schedule for the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train
It'll make numerous stops across Minnesota.
Charges: Minnesota elementary school teacher sexually assaulted 3 boys
The incidents were captured on video taken inside an elementary school classroom.
Woman killed in Moorhead identified as suspect's mother
An appeal has been issued to find the suspect's vehicle, which remains missing.
Ticket details released for 5-week run of 'Hamilton' in Minneapolis
The tour of the production has been delayed twice due to the pandemic.
Minnesota Board of Pharmacy files lawsuit against 3 THC edible retailers
The board has received 46 complaints in the past four months regarding the products.
ATF now investigating fire at Lyndale Avenue apartment building
It was the second fire at a vacant building owned by the same landlord that was being used by squatters in the past few months.
Beloved restaurant in southeastern MN to close after 40 years
A final night of celebrations is scheduled for Dec. 17.
MN town shelves ordinance allowing residents to sue abortion providers
Attorney General Keith Ellison advised the town to not go forward with the ordinance.
Man shot dead inside Minneapolis tavern is identified
The suspect is being held on probable cause murder.
Rep. Westrom proposes aerial hunting to control the coyote population
The Republican sponsored bill would allow Minnesotans to hunt coyotes from an airplane or on snowmobiles. The Star Tribune reports a handful of other states already allow aerial hunting to control animals threatening livestock, crops or wildlife.
7 Minnesota congressional incumbents win; Cravaack falls
It appears seven U.S. House incumbent lawmakers are winners in Minnesota: Reps. Tim Walz, John Kline, Collin Peterson, Betty McCollum, Keith Ellison, Michele Bachmann and Erik Paulsen.
Minnesota lawmakers push for faster medical device approval
DFL Sen. Amy Klobuchar is taking the lead in the Senate with the bill aimed to speed up the FDA's approval process. Republican Rep. Erik Paulsen is pushing the bill in the House. Both say the faster the regulation process, the more products will be created, resulting in more jobs.
How much are Minnesota's lawmakers worth?
Only six of Minnesota's lawmakers in Congress got their personal financial disclosure forms in on Thursday, when the documents were due. Of those, Sen. Amy Klobuchar appears to be the wealthiest. Among those who requested extensions for their filings until August: Sen. Al Franken and Reps. Collin Peterson, Michele Bachmann and Chip Cravaack.
Collin Peterson draws ire of liberal Democrats over farm bill
Minnesota Seventh District Congressman Collin Peterson is taking heat from within his party over the House farm bill. Peterson is the ranking Democrat on the House agriculture committee, which approved a bill that makes deep cuts to the federal food stamp program. Peterson says the cuts can be removed in conference committee, but the criticism has raised doubts about whether the bill will pass the House.
Rain, hot temperatures help double Minnesota mosquito population
Thanks to the second-wettest Minnesota June on record and hot temperatures this month, the mosquito population in the state has exploded. The Metropolitan Mosquito Control District says a sampling of its 134 traps July 2 found an average of 1,425 adult mosquitoes per trap, more than double the average for the same date for the past nine years, which was 643 mosquitoes per trap.
In wake of Penn State scandal, Minnesota lawmaker proposes child abuse bill
Rep. Ryan Winkler is proposing a bill that would require anyone who knows or has reason to believe that a child or vulnerable adult is being abused to report what they know to law enforcement.
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