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Minnesota House Democrats fault GOP on rising drug prices

Minnesota House Democrats fault GOP on rising drug prices

Minnesota House Democrats are making a fresh push to try to make prescription drugs more affordable and accessible.

Ellison, other AGs support Liberians wanting to stay in US

Ellison, other AGs support Liberians wanting to stay in US

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison is helping lead a coalition of attorneys general in supporting Liberians fighting to stay in the U.S.

News Minute: Here is the latest Minnesota news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. CDT

News Minute: Here is the latest Minnesota news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. CDT

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating a fatal fire in Winona. The duplex fire Monday left one person dead. Winona Fire Chief Curt Bittle says the victim's body was found in the duplex after the...

State investigators probe fatal Winona fire

State investigators probe fatal Winona fire

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating a fatal fire in Winona.

National American University transitions to online courses

National American University transitions to online courses

National American University is closing its Sioux Falls and Rapid City campuses as well as others as the school transitions to online classes.

Driver's body pulled from submerged truck in Steele County

Driver's body pulled from submerged truck in Steele County

The body of a New Richland man has been recovered from his submerged pickup truck in the Straight River.

Minnesota Senate backs hands-free phoning-while-driving bill

Minnesota Senate backs hands-free phoning-while-driving bill

The Minnesota Senate has passed a bill to require drivers to use hands-free devices when they want to use their cellphones on the road.

House Democratic budget plan includes college tuition freeze

House Democratic budget plan includes college tuition freeze

Leaders of the Minnesota House Democratic majority have unveiled a budget framework that's similar to Democratic Gov. Tim Walz's proposed budget but adds a tuition freeze for students at public colleges and...

Report: Minnesota farm income continues to drop

Report: Minnesota farm income continues to drop

A report finds Minnesota farm income continues to drop and hit a new low last year.

Legal hemp denied in South Dakota as nearby states legalize

Legal hemp denied in South Dakota as nearby states legalize

Agricultural experts say industrial hemp can potentially become a competitive commodity that boosts the economies of states neighboring South Dakota, where the governor rejected a bill to decriminalize the crop.

Minnesota House GOP proposes crackdown on child care fraud

Minnesota House GOP proposes crackdown on child care fraud

Minnesota House Republicans have unveiled an extensive proposal to crack down on fraud in the state's Child Care Assistance Program and other public programs.

Donations lower Owatonna school bond referendum to $116M

Donations lower Owatonna school bond referendum to $116M

School leaders in southeast Minnesota hope voters will approve a $116 million bond referendum this spring to replace the district's aging high school after donations from three major businesses helped drop the cost by...

Minnesota Senate beefs up internal sexual harassment rules

Minnesota Senate beefs up internal sexual harassment rules

The Minnesota Senate is now operating under stricter internal rules meant to combat sexual harassment against its members, staff and other people who have business at the Senate.

Man charged with killing missing girl's mom due in court

Man charged with killing missing girl's mom due in court

A man accused of killing the mother of his child in Milwaukee is due in court.

Truck shop contests OSHA fines tied to explosion injuries

Truck shop contests OSHA fines tied to explosion injuries

A truck service shop in North Mankato is contesting federal fines levied after a natural gas explosion last November that injured two workers.

Moorhead seeks sandbag volunteers; Walz helps Hastings

Moorhead seeks sandbag volunteers; Walz helps Hastings

The city of Moorhead is seeking volunteers to fill sandbags in anticipation of spring flooding along the Red River.

The Latest: Divided reaction on Mueller's work in divided US

The Latest: Divided reaction on Mueller's work in divided US

The Latest on reaction across America to the first glimpse into the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation (all times local):

The Latest: Rain later this week may push Missouri River up

The Latest: Rain later this week may push Missouri River up

The Latest on flooding in the Midwest (all times local):

2 missing after truck enters flooded South Dakota river

2 missing after truck enters flooded South Dakota river

Authorities in South Dakota are searching for two men missing after a garbage truck went into a flooded river.

Study: Minnesota sees jump in homelessness since 2015

Study: Minnesota sees jump in homelessness since 2015

A study says Minnesota's homelessness increased by 10 percent between 2015 and 2018, despite employment growing during the same period.

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