Minnesota News

Supreme Court appears to lean toward allowing census citizenship question

Apr 23, 2019

The justices are weighing whether the Trump administration can include a citizenship question on the 2020 census. A decision is expected this summer, when printing of the census forms is set to begin.

Advocates and politicians call for better protections from violence for Native Americans

Apr 23, 2019

After meeting with a coalition of groups working to address violence against Native Americans Tuesday, DFL Sen. Tina Smith told reporters Congress needs to reauthorize the Violence Against Woman to include more protections for Native American women.

Campaign ad didn’t work last time, but a Texas pol is using it again

Apr 23, 2019

Only in these times could a candidate launch a campaign with a campaign ad about a campaign ad she used in a previous election that she lost.

Two earthquakes shake the Philippines; at least 16 dead

Apr 23, 2019

Rescuers continue to search for survivors of Monday's quake, which trapped people in a collapsed supermarket in Pampanga province and caused panicked office workers to flee buildings in Manila.

Walz picks Chris Taylor to help diversify state government

Apr 23, 2019

Chris Taylor, who currently works in a similar position at the Minnesota Historical Society, will be charged with helping state government recruit and retain a more diverse workforce, as well as increase government contracts with diverse businesses.

MN warns moms of mercury in skin-lightening creams, some fish

Apr 23, 2019

Pregnant women, especially Hmong women, who use skin-lightening products or who eat certain kinds of fish more often may be putting themselves and their babies at risk for mercury exposure, state health officials warned Tuesday.

Another daily paper cuts print schedule

Apr 23, 2019

If a person is walking naked down the streets of Crookston, it may take longer before the residents can read about it in the newspaper.

AG Ellison to lawmakers: For-profit insurers could raid Minnesota reserves

Apr 23, 2019

Attorney General Keith Ellison has called on lawmakers to reverse a 2017 law that repealed Minnesota's ban on for-profit health insurance companies.

President Trump to pay a visit to U.K. in June, at queen's invitation

Apr 23, 2019

The state visit will come nearly a year after Trump's first trip to the U.K. as president, when he and the first lady met Queen Elizabeth II for tea.

Court says using chalk on tires for parking enforcement violates Constitution

Apr 23, 2019

Physically marking a tire without a warrant is a violation of the Fourth Amendment, a federal appeals court ruled. The amendment protects people from unreasonable searches and seizures.