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Senate leaders talk rideshare, sports betting and bonding bill as session winds down

There are about five weeks left in this legislative session and lawmakers are still working on a bonding bill — a package of public infrastructure ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Friday, April 12, 2024 6:19 am

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Minnesota lawmakers debate tighter rules for tech companies over content that could harm kids

As Minnesota kids report mounting mental health side effects stemming from social media, lawmakers are looking to address what they view as the root cause: ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Thursday, April 11, 2024 12:36 pm

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Health department says 22 Minnesota water systems have PFAS above new federal limits

The Minnesota Department of Health says 17 communities, a veterans’ home and four mobile home parks have levels of so-called “forever chemicals” higher than new ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Thursday, April 11, 2024 12:33 pm

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House OKs Minnesota elections bill addressing voter lawsuits, deep fake penalties

The Minnesota House approved an election policy bill Monday that would grant voters the ability to sue over potentially discriminatory practices, creating a state response ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Wednesday, April 10, 2024 9:14 am

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Study finds state bee in tough shape

By Dan Gunderson, Minnesota Public Radio News For the first time, researchers have analyzed the DNA of rusty patched bumble bees across the insect’s range. ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, April 9, 2024 4:35 pm

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Marijuana law modifications are on tap before legal sales take root

State lawmakers are working through a number of modifications to the law Gov. Tim Walz signed last year legalizing recreational marijuana in the state. There ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Monday, April 8, 2024 8:41 pm

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New Minnesota hospitalizations steady for flu, down for COVID and RSV

Last month, goats tested positive for avian influenza in Minnesota. Then dairy cows tested positive in Texas, Kansas and Michigan. Finally, a person tested positive with the ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Monday, April 8, 2024 6:23 am

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Skywatchers across Minnesota gear up to view the solar eclipse

A total solar eclipse will be visible across a swath of the U.S. on Monday afternoon. Minnesota is not in the path of totality, which ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Monday, April 8, 2024 6:04 am

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Just three months after launch, sales of Minnesota blackout plates near 50,000

Just three months after they first went on sale, nearly 50,000 of Minnesota’s new blackout license plates are on vehicles traveling the state’s highways. Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Monday, April 8, 2024 5:57 am

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Minnesota’s rural ambulance providers look to state Capitol for their own lifeline

For Dodge Center emergency medical technician Brooke Yennie, her ambulance is a vessel.  Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Friday, April 5, 2024 9:00 am

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How worried should we be about bird flu spreading to humans?

The H5N1 avian flu has jumped from poultry to goats in Minnesota. In other states, the virus has spread to cattle. In Texas this week, ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Wednesday, April 3, 2024 5:30 pm

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When and how to watch the solar eclipse in Minnesota, where it will be about 75 percent visible to spectators

On Monday, the world will experience its first total solar eclipse in nearly seven years. Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, April 2, 2024 3:27 pm

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Advisory panel narrows field for two Minnesota Supreme Court justice seats

At least one woman will be among the next round of appointees to the Minnesota Supreme Court. Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, April 2, 2024 6:07 am

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Court gives final approval to 3M ‘forever chemicals’ settlement

A federal judge has approved 3M’s more-than-$10 billion settlement with drinking water suppliers over contamination from so-called “forever chemicals.” The settlement, first announced last year, resolves ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, April 2, 2024 6:06 am

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Voting law affecting thousands back before Minnesota Supreme Court

For the second time in recent years, the Minnesota Supreme Court is examining laws that dictate when people convicted of felonies are allowed back in ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Monday, April 1, 2024 5:46 am

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