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Legislature passes support package for COVID-hit businesses, workers

The deal will help businesses shut down during Gov. Tim Walz's four-week "pause."

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Walz says relief package is coming for Minnesota small businesses

Walz is prepared to call a special session and pass the package immediately.

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Elections 2020: Control of Minnesota's divided Legislature is up for grabs

Redistricting and responding to COVID-19 are among the issues the new legislature will have to deal with.

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Senate passes $1.9 billion bonding bill, will be sent to Gov. Walz for signing

The House and Senate came to an agreement during the fifth special session.

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Lakeville Sen. Matt Little says he's received death threat ahead of election

Little has spoke out against the extreme language in attack ads during the election campaign.

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Minnesota lawmakers call for Big Ten sports to continue

Two Minnesota lawmakers joined those from state across the Midwest in a letter to Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren.

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Walz to make decision on COVID-19 emergency extension this week

Republicans have been calling on him to end his powers, despite statewide emergencies still being in place across the country.

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Minnesota reveals plan to spend $256M in federal cash to reopen schools

Minnesota Management and Budget is asking lawmakers to allocate more than $250 million to help schools reopen.

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MN Department of Corrections planning to close 2 prisons

It's the result of a "substantial budget crisis."

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MN Legislature passes police accountability package in late-night vote

The bill passed the House and Senate in the early hours of Tuesday.

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Duluth senator reprimanded for falsely claiming DFL endorsement

DFL Chair Ken Martin wrote a letter, posted July 8, to Sen. Erik Simonson.

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MN Senate ends special session with no deal on police reform

Lawmakers failed to agree on other critical legislation as well.

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MN House passes bill to raise tobacco buying age to 21

The legislation has also bipartisan support in the state senate.

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MN lawmakers set to vote on alcohol takeout bill for restaurants

The bill would be in effect until the end of the state's stay-at-home order.

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MN House passes its latest coronavirus support bill: Here’s what’s in it

The bill includes policy provisions dealing with drivers licenses, COVID-19 testing and food banks.

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House Majority Leader sorry for giving the finger during insulin presser

Rep. Ryan Winkler said he was frustrated over Republicans' comments about a bipartisan insulin affordability deal.

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Legislature passes $330 million COVID-19 bill – here's what's in it

The Legislature had previously passed a $200 million package to fight the virus.

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Minnesota House passes paid family and medical leave bill

The legislation comes as health officials are urging sick workers to stay home as COVID-19 spreads.

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Proposal to pay MN college athletes introduced to Legislature

California is the only state to have passed such a law.

Minnesota House passes gun background check, 'red flag' bills

The bills face a tougher time getting through the Senate.

Lawmakers pitch $1 billion housing subsidy for 500,000 Minnesotans

Officials said the program would end homelessness in Minnesota.