Opponents of the Enbridge Energy Line 3 oil pipeline project in northwestern Minnesota continued their protests this week by disrupting traffic in front of an Enbridge equipment site, leading to 31 arrests.
The Minnesota House launched into a long, contentious debate Thursday as it held its first votes on big budget bills that lawmakers were unable to pass before time ran out on the year’s regular session last month.
House Democrats and Republicans backed away Wednesday from a tit-for-tat battle over punishing firebrand lawmakers from the other party, setting aside for now a fight that risked inflicting political damage on each side.
The Minnesota Department of Health reports that over 3 million Minnesotans have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Health officials also report 91 new COVID-19 cases, making it the second consecutive day of fewer than 100 cases.