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MN Sec. of State Steve Simon waives witness signatures for primary absentee ballots

MN Sec. of State Steve Simon waives witness signatures for primary absentee ballots

In the face of potentially conflicting court decisions, Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon is pressing forward with his plan to waive witness requirement [...] Read full article: MN Sec. of State Steve Simon waives witn...→

MN Sec. of State Steve Simon waives witness signatures for primary absentee ballots

MN Sec. of State Steve Simon waives witness signatures for primary absentee ballots

In the face of potentially conflicting court decisions, Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon is pressing forward with his plan to waive witness requirement [...] Read full article: MN Sec. of State Steve Simon waives witn...→

MN State Patrol trooper accused of texting himself nude photos of woman detained after crash

MN State Patrol trooper accused of texting himself nude photos of woman detained after crash

A Minnesota State Patrol trooper is accused of texting himself nude photos of a woman he detained after an automobile crash, which he allegedly found on her ce [...] Read full article: MN State Patrol trooper accused of texti...→

‘Past time’: SEC pushes Mississippi to change state flag, threatens championship events ban

‘Past time’: SEC pushes Mississippi to change state flag, threatens championship events ban

The Southeastern Conference is considering barring league championship events in Mississippi until the state changes its Confederate-based flag. Read full article: ‘Past time’: SEC pushes Mississippi to c...→

Fired State Dept. watchdog Steve Linick probed for possible press leaks

Fired State Dept. watchdog Steve Linick probed for possible press leaks

Steve Linick was the subject of a major investigation being accused of repeatedly sending classified information to his personal email account — which sparked [...] Read full article: Fired State Dept. watchdog Steve Linick ...→

Democrats expand investigation into the firing of State Department IG Steve Linick

Democrats expand investigation into the firing of State Department IG Steve Linick

The Democratic leaders of the House and Senate Foreign Relations Committees on Friday announced they are expanding an ongoing investigation into the circumstan [...] Read full article: Democrats expand investigation into the ...→

Biden to keynote MN DFL’s state convention next weekend — virtually

Biden to keynote MN DFL’s state convention next weekend — virtually

Former Vice President Joe Biden will keynote the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party’s virtual statewide convention this weekend. In a Tuesday news release [...] Read full article: Biden to keynote MN DFL’s state conventi...→

Contracts for state workers in the balance as MN Legislature wraps up its work

Contracts for state workers in the balance as MN Legislature wraps up its work

State lawmakers appeared unlikely to reach a compromise and ratify contracts for thousands of state workers on Sunday — the last day bills could be approved be [...] Read full article: Contracts for state workers in the balan...→

MN GOP forced to postpone state convention due to technical difficulties, possible cyber attack

MN GOP forced to postpone state convention due to technical difficulties, possible cyber attack

The Minnesota Republican Party was forced to postpone its virtual state convention on Saturday after a mass of users overloaded its online voting system. The t [...] Read full article: MN GOP forced to postpone state conventi...→

Virginia waives witness signature for some absentee voters | WTOP

Virginia waives witness signature for some absentee voters | WTOP

Virginia’s attorney general says some voters submitting absentee ballots in the June primary won’t be required to have a witness sign the envelope. Read full article: Virginia waives witness signature for so...→

How big MN businesses are helping the state get protective gear during the coronavirus pandemic

How big MN businesses are helping the state get protective gear during the coronavirus pandemic

Several major businesses are lending their expertise to the state of Minnesota as it seeks to make personal protective equipment readily available to those who [...] Read full article: How big MN businesses are helping the st...→

MN state employee charged with terroristic threats

MN state employee charged with terroristic threats

ST. PAUL, Minn.—A Minnesota Agriculture Department employee is charged with making terroristic threats after allegedly threatening to blow up a Capitol complex [...] Read full article: MN state employee charged with terrorist...→

Coronavirus In Minnesota: Steve Simon Proposes Bill To Expand Mail-In Voting

Coronavirus In Minnesota: Steve Simon Proposes Bill To Expand Mail-In Voting

Secretary of State Steve Simon hopes to take charge of how Minnesota runs elections in the COVID-19 era.  Read full article: Coronavirus In Minnesota: Steve Simon Pr...→

Gov. Walz to give MN State of the State address under self-quarantine amid coronavirus

Gov. Walz to give MN State of the State address under self-quarantine amid coronavirus

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz is set to hold his State of the State address Sunday, April 5, from the governor’s residence. The address, which had to be postponed du [...] Read full article: Gov. Walz to give MN State of the State ...→

Top State Dept. official to testify before House panel on Steve Linick firing

Top State Dept. official to testify before House panel on Steve Linick firing

Under Secretary of State for Management Brian Bulatao is expected to testify before the House Foreign Affairs Committee next month as part of an investigation [...] Read full article: Top State Dept. official to testify befo...→

After Lawsuits, Minnesota Secretary Of State Waives Absentee Ballot Witness Signature Mandate

After Lawsuits, Minnesota Secretary Of State Waives Absentee Ballot Witness Signature Mandate

Minnesota will waive its witness requirements for absentee ballots for the statewide primary election in August under the settlement of two lawsuits sparked by [...] Read full article: After Lawsuits, Minnesota Secretary Of S...→

Four MN nursing homes have more than 100 coronavirus cases as state looks to control outbreak

Four MN nursing homes have more than 100 coronavirus cases as state looks to control outbreak

Four Minnesota nursing homes have more than 100 confirmed cases of the coronavirus. Three of those centers have at least 38 deaths. The grim details of the sta [...] Read full article: Four MN nursing homes have more than 100...→

MN Supreme Court says state Rep. John Lesch is not immune from St. Paul city attorney’s defamation claim

MN Supreme Court says state Rep. John Lesch is not immune from St. Paul city attorney’s defamation claim

When state Rep. John Lesch wrote a letter marked “personal and confidential” to St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter criticizing his pick for city attorney, he stepped [...] Read full article: MN Supreme Court says state Rep. John Le...→

MN State Fair decision possible Friday as board meets

MN State Fair decision possible Friday as board meets

The Minnesota State Fair board of managers is set Friday to weigh whether the great Minnesota get-together will be able to hold its annual event this summer. T [...] Read full article: MN State Fair decision possible Friday a...→

Coronavirus In MN: State Senate's Debate On Reopening State Falls Upon Party Lines

Coronavirus In MN: State Senate's Debate On Reopening State Falls Upon Party Lines

With one week left in Gov. Tim Walz's stay-at-home order, some Republicans are trying to speed up the re-opening process. Read full article: Coronavirus In MN: State Senate's Debate...→

Ala. Sec of State Merrill: Vote-by-Mail 'Not Something We Need to Consider Right Now'

Ala. Sec of State Merrill: Vote-by-Mail 'Not Something We Need to Consider Right Now'

In an interview with Huntsville, AL radio's WVNN that aired Friday, Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill dismissed the suggestion of implementing vote-by-ma [...] Read full article: Ala. Sec of State Merrill: Vote-by-Mail ...→

Coronavirus In MN: HealthPartners Waives Cost For All Virtuwell Visits Through May 31

Coronavirus In MN: HealthPartners Waives Cost For All Virtuwell Visits Through May 31

HealthPartners on Thursday announced that it is waiving member costs for all Virtuwell visits through the end of May to provide members with a safe, cost-free [...] Read full article: Coronavirus In MN: HealthPartners Waives...→

From the archives: Why the MN State Fair was canceled in 1946

From the archives: Why the MN State Fair was canceled in 1946

Editor’s note: In 1946, the Minnesota State Fair was canceled due to a virus — the polio virus. It was not the first time that our annual tradition was cancele [...] Read full article: From the archives: Why the MN State Fair...→

Coronavirus In Texas: State Waives Certain Rules For Vehicle Registration, Titles

Coronavirus In Texas: State Waives Certain Rules For Vehicle Registration, Titles

The changes allow drivers to avoid penalties for failing to "timely title or register a vehicle, or renew a parking placard." Read full article: Coronavirus In Texas: State Waives Certa...→

Coronavirus In Minnesota: Planning, Preparations Continue For 2020 MN State Fair Despite Uncertainties

Coronavirus In Minnesota: Planning, Preparations Continue For 2020 MN State Fair Despite Uncertainties

With all of the cancellations lately due to COVID-19, Minnesotans might be wondering if the 2020 Great Minnesota Get-Together is still going to happen at the e [...] Read full article: Coronavirus In Minnesota: Planning, Prep...→

Sen. Steve Daines, State Dept facilitate last-minute escapes for citizens trapped abroad amid coronavirus pandemic

Sen. Steve Daines, State Dept facilitate last-minute escapes for citizens trapped abroad amid coronavirus pandemic

Sen. Steve Daines, R-Montana, and his staff have facilitated numerous emergency repatriation flights for U.S. citizens trapped abroad amid the growing coronavi [...] Read full article: Sen. Steve Daines, State Dept facilitate...→

SEC commissioner threatens to leave Mississippi out of postseason events over Confederate emblem in state flag

SEC commissioner threatens to leave Mississippi out of postseason events over Confederate emblem in state flag

SEC Commissioner Greg SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey threatened to leave Mississippi out of hosting any conference championship events unless the state changes i [...] Read full article: SEC commissioner threatens to leave Miss...→

Minnesota waives absentee ballot witness signature mandate

Minnesota waives absentee ballot witness signature mandate

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota will waive its witness requirements for absentee ballots for the statewide primary election in August under the settlement of two [...] Read full article: Minnesota waives absentee ballot witness...→

MN Gov. Walz: We Estimate 80% of the Rioters Are from out of State

MN Gov. Walz: We Estimate 80% of the Rioters Are from out of State

During a press conference on Saturday, Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz (D) stated that the "best estimate" is that 80% of the people rioting in the state are not | Cli [...] Read full article: MN Gov. Walz: We Estimate 80% of the Rio...→

House Foreign Affairs Dems call for firing of State IG Steve Linick to be reversed

House Foreign Affairs Dems call for firing of State IG Steve Linick to be reversed

The Democratic members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee are calling on the Trump administration to reverse the firing of State Department Inspector Gener [...] Read full article: House Foreign Affairs Dems call for firi...→

Coronavirus (MN): State Purchases $5.5M St. Paul Facility To Temporarily Store Human Remains

Coronavirus (MN): State Purchases $5.5M St. Paul Facility To Temporarily Store Human Remains

The State of Minnesota has purchased a St. Paul facility that will temporarily store human remains of those who have died during the pandemic. Read full article: Coronavirus (MN): State Purchases $5.5M ...→

MN Lawmakers Debate Honoring State Employee Raises Negotiated Before The Pandemic

MN Lawmakers Debate Honoring State Employee Raises Negotiated Before The Pandemic

It's a decision that will impact roughly 48,000 state workers, including some working on the front lines. Read full article: MN Lawmakers Debate Honoring State Emplo...→

Pompeo fires State Department Inspector General Steve Linick

Pompeo fires State Department Inspector General Steve Linick

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has fired the State Department’s inspector general, an Obama administration appointee whose office was critical of [...] Read full article: Pompeo fires State Department Inspector ...→

Coronavirus In MN: State Approves $6.9M For Temporary Storage Of Human Remains During Pandemic

Coronavirus In MN: State Approves $6.9M For Temporary Storage Of Human Remains During Pandemic

Minnesota state officials say they are negotiating to purchase a warehouse facility to temporarily store bodies of COVID-19 victims. Read full article: Coronavirus In MN: State Approves $6.9M ...→

Virginia AG waives witness signatures for some absentee voters

Virginia AG waives witness signatures for some absentee voters

Some Virginians submitting absentee ballots in the June primary will not be required to have a witness sign the envelope, the state’s attorney general announce [...] Read full article: Virginia AG waives witness signatures fo...→

MN GOP moves May state convention online due to COVID-19

MN GOP moves May state convention online due to COVID-19

Minnesota’s Republican state convention is moving online. The state party on Wednesday announced that the convention, originally slated to take place in Roches [...] Read full article: MN GOP moves May state convention online...→

Coronavirus may be too much of a challenge for MN State Fair

Coronavirus may be too much of a challenge for MN State Fair

So far, Minnesota State Fair officials say plans are moving ahead — for now — as they would in a normal year. Read full article: Coronavirus may be too much of a challen...→

Steve Levy: Coronavirus costs state and local governments billions – they need massive federal aid

Steve Levy: Coronavirus costs state and local governments billions – they need massive federal aid

State and local governments around the nation are being hit hard by skyrocketing expenses and plummeting tax revenues as a result of the coronavirus pandemic a [...] Read full article: Steve Levy: Coronavirus costs state and ...→

Coronavirus Thursday Update: MN death toll reaches 18, state reports 53 new cases

Coronavirus Thursday Update: MN death toll reaches 18, state reports 53 new cases

Another patient has died and 53 new COVID-19 cases have been identified, the Minnesota Department of Health reported Thursday bringing the state total to 742. [...] Read full article: Coronavirus Thursday Update: MN death to...→

MN State Patrol trooper accused of texting himself nude photos of woman detained after crash

MN State Patrol trooper accused of texting himself nude photos of woman detained after crash

A Minnesota State Patrol trooper is accused of texting himself nude photos of a woman he detained after an automobile crash, which he allegedly found on her ce [...] Read full article: MN State Patrol trooper accused of texti...→

SEC commissioner threatens to leave Mississippi out of postseason events over Confederate emblem in state flag

SEC commissioner threatens to leave Mississippi out of postseason events over Confederate emblem in state flag

SEC Commissioner Greg SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey threatened to leave Mississippi out of hosting any conference championship events unless the state changes i [...] Read full article: SEC commissioner threatens to leave Miss...→

After Lawsuits, Minnesota Secretary Of State Waives Absentee Ballot Witness Signature Mandate

After Lawsuits, Minnesota Secretary Of State Waives Absentee Ballot Witness Signature Mandate

Minnesota will waive its witness requirements for absentee ballots for the statewide primary election in August under the settlement of two lawsuits sparked by [...] Read full article: After Lawsuits, Minnesota Secretary Of S...→

Fired State Dept. watchdog Steve Linick probed for possible press leaks

Fired State Dept. watchdog Steve Linick probed for possible press leaks

Steve Linick was the subject of a major investigation being accused of repeatedly sending classified information to his personal email account — which sparked [...] Read full article: Fired State Dept. watchdog Steve Linick ...→

MN Gov. Walz: We Estimate 80% of the Rioters Are from out of State

MN Gov. Walz: We Estimate 80% of the Rioters Are from out of State

During a press conference on Saturday, Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz (D) stated that the "best estimate" is that 80% of the people rioting in the state are not | Cli [...] Read full article: MN Gov. Walz: We Estimate 80% of the Rio...→

MN Supreme Court says state Rep. John Lesch is not immune from St. Paul city attorney’s defamation claim

MN Supreme Court says state Rep. John Lesch is not immune from St. Paul city attorney’s defamation claim

When state Rep. John Lesch wrote a letter marked “personal and confidential” to St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter criticizing his pick for city attorney, he stepped [...] Read full article: MN Supreme Court says state Rep. John Le...→

Biden to keynote MN DFL’s state convention next weekend — virtually

Biden to keynote MN DFL’s state convention next weekend — virtually

Former Vice President Joe Biden will keynote the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party’s virtual statewide convention this weekend. In a Tuesday news release [...] Read full article: Biden to keynote MN DFL’s state conventi...→

Coronavirus (MN): State Purchases $5.5M St. Paul Facility To Temporarily Store Human Remains

Coronavirus (MN): State Purchases $5.5M St. Paul Facility To Temporarily Store Human Remains

The State of Minnesota has purchased a St. Paul facility that will temporarily store human remains of those who have died during the pandemic. Read full article: Coronavirus (MN): State Purchases $5.5M ...→

MN GOP forced to postpone state convention due to technical difficulties, possible cyber attack

MN GOP forced to postpone state convention due to technical difficulties, possible cyber attack

The Minnesota Republican Party was forced to postpone its virtual state convention on Saturday after a mass of users overloaded its online voting system. The t [...] Read full article: MN GOP forced to postpone state conventi...→

Pompeo fires State Department Inspector General Steve Linick

Pompeo fires State Department Inspector General Steve Linick

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has fired the State Department’s inspector general, an Obama administration appointee whose office was critical of [...] Read full article: Pompeo fires State Department Inspector ...→

Coronavirus In MN: State Senate's Debate On Reopening State Falls Upon Party Lines

Coronavirus In MN: State Senate's Debate On Reopening State Falls Upon Party Lines

With one week left in Gov. Tim Walz's stay-at-home order, some Republicans are trying to speed up the re-opening process. Read full article: Coronavirus In MN: State Senate's Debate...→

Virginia AG waives witness signatures for some absentee voters

Virginia AG waives witness signatures for some absentee voters

Some Virginians submitting absentee ballots in the June primary will not be required to have a witness sign the envelope, the state’s attorney general announce [...] Read full article: Virginia AG waives witness signatures fo...→

Coronavirus In MN: HealthPartners Waives Cost For All Virtuwell Visits Through May 31

Coronavirus In MN: HealthPartners Waives Cost For All Virtuwell Visits Through May 31

HealthPartners on Thursday announced that it is waiving member costs for all Virtuwell visits through the end of May to provide members with a safe, cost-free [...] Read full article: Coronavirus In MN: HealthPartners Waives...→

How big MN businesses are helping the state get protective gear during the coronavirus pandemic

How big MN businesses are helping the state get protective gear during the coronavirus pandemic

Several major businesses are lending their expertise to the state of Minnesota as it seeks to make personal protective equipment readily available to those who [...] Read full article: How big MN businesses are helping the st...→

Coronavirus may be too much of a challenge for MN State Fair

Coronavirus may be too much of a challenge for MN State Fair

So far, Minnesota State Fair officials say plans are moving ahead — for now — as they would in a normal year. Read full article: Coronavirus may be too much of a challen...→

Coronavirus In Texas: State Waives Certain Rules For Vehicle Registration, Titles

Coronavirus In Texas: State Waives Certain Rules For Vehicle Registration, Titles

The changes allow drivers to avoid penalties for failing to "timely title or register a vehicle, or renew a parking placard." Read full article: Coronavirus In Texas: State Waives Certa...→

Coronavirus In Minnesota: Steve Simon Proposes Bill To Expand Mail-In Voting

Coronavirus In Minnesota: Steve Simon Proposes Bill To Expand Mail-In Voting

Secretary of State Steve Simon hopes to take charge of how Minnesota runs elections in the COVID-19 era.  Read full article: Coronavirus In Minnesota: Steve Simon Pr...→

Coronavirus Thursday Update: MN death toll reaches 18, state reports 53 new cases

Coronavirus Thursday Update: MN death toll reaches 18, state reports 53 new cases

Another patient has died and 53 new COVID-19 cases have been identified, the Minnesota Department of Health reported Thursday bringing the state total to 742. [...] Read full article: Coronavirus Thursday Update: MN death to...→

Sen. Steve Daines, State Dept facilitate last-minute escapes for citizens trapped abroad amid coronavirus pandemic

Sen. Steve Daines, State Dept facilitate last-minute escapes for citizens trapped abroad amid coronavirus pandemic

Sen. Steve Daines, R-Montana, and his staff have facilitated numerous emergency repatriation flights for U.S. citizens trapped abroad amid the growing coronavi [...] Read full article: Sen. Steve Daines, State Dept facilitate...→

Top State Dept. official to testify before House panel on Steve Linick firing

Top State Dept. official to testify before House panel on Steve Linick firing

Under Secretary of State for Management Brian Bulatao is expected to testify before the House Foreign Affairs Committee next month as part of an investigation [...] Read full article: Top State Dept. official to testify befo...→

‘Past time’: SEC pushes Mississippi to change state flag, threatens championship events ban

‘Past time’: SEC pushes Mississippi to change state flag, threatens championship events ban

The Southeastern Conference is considering barring league championship events in Mississippi until the state changes its Confederate-based flag. Read full article: ‘Past time’: SEC pushes Mississippi to c...→

Minnesota waives absentee ballot witness signature mandate

Minnesota waives absentee ballot witness signature mandate

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota will waive its witness requirements for absentee ballots for the statewide primary election in August under the settlement of two [...] Read full article: Minnesota waives absentee ballot witness...→

Four MN nursing homes have more than 100 coronavirus cases as state looks to control outbreak

Four MN nursing homes have more than 100 coronavirus cases as state looks to control outbreak

Four Minnesota nursing homes have more than 100 confirmed cases of the coronavirus. Three of those centers have at least 38 deaths. The grim details of the sta [...] Read full article: Four MN nursing homes have more than 100...→

Democrats expand investigation into the firing of State Department IG Steve Linick

Democrats expand investigation into the firing of State Department IG Steve Linick

The Democratic leaders of the House and Senate Foreign Relations Committees on Friday announced they are expanding an ongoing investigation into the circumstan [...] Read full article: Democrats expand investigation into the ...→

House Foreign Affairs Dems call for firing of State IG Steve Linick to be reversed

House Foreign Affairs Dems call for firing of State IG Steve Linick to be reversed

The Democratic members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee are calling on the Trump administration to reverse the firing of State Department Inspector Gener [...] Read full article: House Foreign Affairs Dems call for firi...→

MN State Fair decision possible Friday as board meets

MN State Fair decision possible Friday as board meets

The Minnesota State Fair board of managers is set Friday to weigh whether the great Minnesota get-together will be able to hold its annual event this summer. T [...] Read full article: MN State Fair decision possible Friday a...→

Contracts for state workers in the balance as MN Legislature wraps up its work

Contracts for state workers in the balance as MN Legislature wraps up its work

State lawmakers appeared unlikely to reach a compromise and ratify contracts for thousands of state workers on Sunday — the last day bills could be approved be [...] Read full article: Contracts for state workers in the balan...→

MN Lawmakers Debate Honoring State Employee Raises Negotiated Before The Pandemic

MN Lawmakers Debate Honoring State Employee Raises Negotiated Before The Pandemic

It's a decision that will impact roughly 48,000 state workers, including some working on the front lines. Read full article: MN Lawmakers Debate Honoring State Emplo...→

Coronavirus In MN: State Approves $6.9M For Temporary Storage Of Human Remains During Pandemic

Coronavirus In MN: State Approves $6.9M For Temporary Storage Of Human Remains During Pandemic

Minnesota state officials say they are negotiating to purchase a warehouse facility to temporarily store bodies of COVID-19 victims. Read full article: Coronavirus In MN: State Approves $6.9M ...→

Ala. Sec of State Merrill: Vote-by-Mail 'Not Something We Need to Consider Right Now'

Ala. Sec of State Merrill: Vote-by-Mail 'Not Something We Need to Consider Right Now'

In an interview with Huntsville, AL radio's WVNN that aired Friday, Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill dismissed the suggestion of implementing vote-by-ma [...] Read full article: Ala. Sec of State Merrill: Vote-by-Mail ...→

Virginia waives witness signature for some absentee voters | WTOP

Virginia waives witness signature for some absentee voters | WTOP

Virginia’s attorney general says some voters submitting absentee ballots in the June primary won’t be required to have a witness sign the envelope. Read full article: Virginia waives witness signature for so...→

MN GOP moves May state convention online due to COVID-19

MN GOP moves May state convention online due to COVID-19

Minnesota’s Republican state convention is moving online. The state party on Wednesday announced that the convention, originally slated to take place in Roches [...] Read full article: MN GOP moves May state convention online...→

From the archives: Why the MN State Fair was canceled in 1946

From the archives: Why the MN State Fair was canceled in 1946

Editor’s note: In 1946, the Minnesota State Fair was canceled due to a virus — the polio virus. It was not the first time that our annual tradition was cancele [...] Read full article: From the archives: Why the MN State Fair...→

MN state employee charged with terroristic threats

MN state employee charged with terroristic threats

ST. PAUL, Minn.—A Minnesota Agriculture Department employee is charged with making terroristic threats after allegedly threatening to blow up a Capitol complex [...] Read full article: MN state employee charged with terrorist...→

Steve Levy: Coronavirus costs state and local governments billions – they need massive federal aid

Steve Levy: Coronavirus costs state and local governments billions – they need massive federal aid

State and local governments around the nation are being hit hard by skyrocketing expenses and plummeting tax revenues as a result of the coronavirus pandemic a [...] Read full article: Steve Levy: Coronavirus costs state and ...→

Coronavirus In Minnesota: Planning, Preparations Continue For 2020 MN State Fair Despite Uncertainties

Coronavirus In Minnesota: Planning, Preparations Continue For 2020 MN State Fair Despite Uncertainties

With all of the cancellations lately due to COVID-19, Minnesotans might be wondering if the 2020 Great Minnesota Get-Together is still going to happen at the e [...] Read full article: Coronavirus In Minnesota: Planning, Prep...→

Gov. Walz to give MN State of the State address under self-quarantine amid coronavirus

Gov. Walz to give MN State of the State address under self-quarantine amid coronavirus

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz is set to hold his State of the State address Sunday, April 5, from the governor’s residence. The address, which had to be postponed du [...] Read full article: Gov. Walz to give MN State of the State ...→

MN State Patrol trooper accused of texting himself nude photos of woman detained after crash

MN State Patrol trooper accused of texting himself nude photos of woman detained after crash

A Minnesota State Patrol trooper is accused of texting himself nude photos of a woman he detained after an automobile crash, which he allegedly found on her ce [...] Read full article: MN State Patrol trooper accused of texti...→

Top State Dept. official to testify before House panel on Steve Linick firing

Top State Dept. official to testify before House panel on Steve Linick firing

Under Secretary of State for Management Brian Bulatao is expected to testify before the House Foreign Affairs Committee next month as part of an investigation [...] Read full article: Top State Dept. official to testify befo...→

SEC commissioner threatens to leave Mississippi out of postseason events over Confederate emblem in state flag

SEC commissioner threatens to leave Mississippi out of postseason events over Confederate emblem in state flag

SEC Commissioner Greg SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey threatened to leave Mississippi out of hosting any conference championship events unless the state changes i [...] Read full article: SEC commissioner threatens to leave Miss...→

‘Past time’: SEC pushes Mississippi to change state flag, threatens championship events ban

‘Past time’: SEC pushes Mississippi to change state flag, threatens championship events ban

The Southeastern Conference is considering barring league championship events in Mississippi until the state changes its Confederate-based flag. Read full article: ‘Past time’: SEC pushes Mississippi to c...→

After Lawsuits, Minnesota Secretary Of State Waives Absentee Ballot Witness Signature Mandate

After Lawsuits, Minnesota Secretary Of State Waives Absentee Ballot Witness Signature Mandate

Minnesota will waive its witness requirements for absentee ballots for the statewide primary election in August under the settlement of two lawsuits sparked by [...] Read full article: After Lawsuits, Minnesota Secretary Of S...→

Minnesota waives absentee ballot witness signature mandate

Minnesota waives absentee ballot witness signature mandate

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota will waive its witness requirements for absentee ballots for the statewide primary election in August under the settlement of two [...] Read full article: Minnesota waives absentee ballot witness...→

Fired State Dept. watchdog Steve Linick probed for possible press leaks

Fired State Dept. watchdog Steve Linick probed for possible press leaks

Steve Linick was the subject of a major investigation being accused of repeatedly sending classified information to his personal email account — which sparked [...] Read full article: Fired State Dept. watchdog Steve Linick ...→

Four MN nursing homes have more than 100 coronavirus cases as state looks to control outbreak

Four MN nursing homes have more than 100 coronavirus cases as state looks to control outbreak

Four Minnesota nursing homes have more than 100 confirmed cases of the coronavirus. Three of those centers have at least 38 deaths. The grim details of the sta [...] Read full article: Four MN nursing homes have more than 100...→

MN Gov. Walz: We Estimate 80% of the Rioters Are from out of State

MN Gov. Walz: We Estimate 80% of the Rioters Are from out of State

During a press conference on Saturday, Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz (D) stated that the "best estimate" is that 80% of the people rioting in the state are not | Cli [...] Read full article: MN Gov. Walz: We Estimate 80% of the Rio...→

Democrats expand investigation into the firing of State Department IG Steve Linick

Democrats expand investigation into the firing of State Department IG Steve Linick

The Democratic leaders of the House and Senate Foreign Relations Committees on Friday announced they are expanding an ongoing investigation into the circumstan [...] Read full article: Democrats expand investigation into the ...→

MN Supreme Court says state Rep. John Lesch is not immune from St. Paul city attorney’s defamation claim

MN Supreme Court says state Rep. John Lesch is not immune from St. Paul city attorney’s defamation claim

When state Rep. John Lesch wrote a letter marked “personal and confidential” to St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter criticizing his pick for city attorney, he stepped [...] Read full article: MN Supreme Court says state Rep. John Le...→

House Foreign Affairs Dems call for firing of State IG Steve Linick to be reversed

House Foreign Affairs Dems call for firing of State IG Steve Linick to be reversed

The Democratic members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee are calling on the Trump administration to reverse the firing of State Department Inspector Gener [...] Read full article: House Foreign Affairs Dems call for firi...→

Biden to keynote MN DFL’s state convention next weekend — virtually

Biden to keynote MN DFL’s state convention next weekend — virtually

Former Vice President Joe Biden will keynote the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party’s virtual statewide convention this weekend. In a Tuesday news release [...] Read full article: Biden to keynote MN DFL’s state conventi...→

MN State Fair decision possible Friday as board meets

MN State Fair decision possible Friday as board meets

The Minnesota State Fair board of managers is set Friday to weigh whether the great Minnesota get-together will be able to hold its annual event this summer. T [...] Read full article: MN State Fair decision possible Friday a...→

Coronavirus (MN): State Purchases $5.5M St. Paul Facility To Temporarily Store Human Remains

Coronavirus (MN): State Purchases $5.5M St. Paul Facility To Temporarily Store Human Remains

The State of Minnesota has purchased a St. Paul facility that will temporarily store human remains of those who have died during the pandemic. Read full article: Coronavirus (MN): State Purchases $5.5M ...→

Contracts for state workers in the balance as MN Legislature wraps up its work

Contracts for state workers in the balance as MN Legislature wraps up its work

State lawmakers appeared unlikely to reach a compromise and ratify contracts for thousands of state workers on Sunday — the last day bills could be approved be [...] Read full article: Contracts for state workers in the balan...→

MN Lawmakers Debate Honoring State Employee Raises Negotiated Before The Pandemic

MN Lawmakers Debate Honoring State Employee Raises Negotiated Before The Pandemic

It's a decision that will impact roughly 48,000 state workers, including some working on the front lines. Read full article: MN Lawmakers Debate Honoring State Emplo...→

MN GOP forced to postpone state convention due to technical difficulties, possible cyber attack

MN GOP forced to postpone state convention due to technical difficulties, possible cyber attack

The Minnesota Republican Party was forced to postpone its virtual state convention on Saturday after a mass of users overloaded its online voting system. The t [...] Read full article: MN GOP forced to postpone state conventi...→

Pompeo fires State Department Inspector General Steve Linick

Pompeo fires State Department Inspector General Steve Linick

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has fired the State Department’s inspector general, an Obama administration appointee whose office was critical of [...] Read full article: Pompeo fires State Department Inspector ...→

Coronavirus In MN: State Senate's Debate On Reopening State Falls Upon Party Lines

Coronavirus In MN: State Senate's Debate On Reopening State Falls Upon Party Lines

With one week left in Gov. Tim Walz's stay-at-home order, some Republicans are trying to speed up the re-opening process. Read full article: Coronavirus In MN: State Senate's Debate...→

Coronavirus In MN: State Approves $6.9M For Temporary Storage Of Human Remains During Pandemic

Coronavirus In MN: State Approves $6.9M For Temporary Storage Of Human Remains During Pandemic

Minnesota state officials say they are negotiating to purchase a warehouse facility to temporarily store bodies of COVID-19 victims. Read full article: Coronavirus In MN: State Approves $6.9M ...→

Ala. Sec of State Merrill: Vote-by-Mail 'Not Something We Need to Consider Right Now'

Ala. Sec of State Merrill: Vote-by-Mail 'Not Something We Need to Consider Right Now'

In an interview with Huntsville, AL radio's WVNN that aired Friday, Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill dismissed the suggestion of implementing vote-by-ma [...] Read full article: Ala. Sec of State Merrill: Vote-by-Mail ...→

Virginia AG waives witness signatures for some absentee voters

Virginia AG waives witness signatures for some absentee voters

Some Virginians submitting absentee ballots in the June primary will not be required to have a witness sign the envelope, the state’s attorney general announce [...] Read full article: Virginia AG waives witness signatures fo...→

Virginia waives witness signature for some absentee voters | WTOP

Virginia waives witness signature for some absentee voters | WTOP

Virginia’s attorney general says some voters submitting absentee ballots in the June primary won’t be required to have a witness sign the envelope. Read full article: Virginia waives witness signature for so...→

Coronavirus In MN: HealthPartners Waives Cost For All Virtuwell Visits Through May 31

Coronavirus In MN: HealthPartners Waives Cost For All Virtuwell Visits Through May 31

HealthPartners on Thursday announced that it is waiving member costs for all Virtuwell visits through the end of May to provide members with a safe, cost-free [...] Read full article: Coronavirus In MN: HealthPartners Waives...→

MN GOP moves May state convention online due to COVID-19

MN GOP moves May state convention online due to COVID-19

Minnesota’s Republican state convention is moving online. The state party on Wednesday announced that the convention, originally slated to take place in Roches [...] Read full article: MN GOP moves May state convention online...→

How big MN businesses are helping the state get protective gear during the coronavirus pandemic

How big MN businesses are helping the state get protective gear during the coronavirus pandemic

Several major businesses are lending their expertise to the state of Minnesota as it seeks to make personal protective equipment readily available to those who [...] Read full article: How big MN businesses are helping the st...→

From the archives: Why the MN State Fair was canceled in 1946

From the archives: Why the MN State Fair was canceled in 1946

Editor’s note: In 1946, the Minnesota State Fair was canceled due to a virus — the polio virus. It was not the first time that our annual tradition was cancele [...] Read full article: From the archives: Why the MN State Fair...→

Coronavirus may be too much of a challenge for MN State Fair

Coronavirus may be too much of a challenge for MN State Fair

So far, Minnesota State Fair officials say plans are moving ahead — for now — as they would in a normal year. Read full article: Coronavirus may be too much of a challen...→

MN state employee charged with terroristic threats

MN state employee charged with terroristic threats

ST. PAUL, Minn.—A Minnesota Agriculture Department employee is charged with making terroristic threats after allegedly threatening to blow up a Capitol complex [...] Read full article: MN state employee charged with terrorist...→

Coronavirus In Texas: State Waives Certain Rules For Vehicle Registration, Titles

Coronavirus In Texas: State Waives Certain Rules For Vehicle Registration, Titles

The changes allow drivers to avoid penalties for failing to "timely title or register a vehicle, or renew a parking placard." Read full article: Coronavirus In Texas: State Waives Certa...→

Steve Levy: Coronavirus costs state and local governments billions – they need massive federal aid

Steve Levy: Coronavirus costs state and local governments billions – they need massive federal aid

State and local governments around the nation are being hit hard by skyrocketing expenses and plummeting tax revenues as a result of the coronavirus pandemic a [...] Read full article: Steve Levy: Coronavirus costs state and ...→

Coronavirus In Minnesota: Steve Simon Proposes Bill To Expand Mail-In Voting

Coronavirus In Minnesota: Steve Simon Proposes Bill To Expand Mail-In Voting

Secretary of State Steve Simon hopes to take charge of how Minnesota runs elections in the COVID-19 era.  Read full article: Coronavirus In Minnesota: Steve Simon Pr...→

Coronavirus In Minnesota: Planning, Preparations Continue For 2020 MN State Fair Despite Uncertainties

Coronavirus In Minnesota: Planning, Preparations Continue For 2020 MN State Fair Despite Uncertainties

With all of the cancellations lately due to COVID-19, Minnesotans might be wondering if the 2020 Great Minnesota Get-Together is still going to happen at the e [...] Read full article: Coronavirus In Minnesota: Planning, Prep...→

Coronavirus Thursday Update: MN death toll reaches 18, state reports 53 new cases

Coronavirus Thursday Update: MN death toll reaches 18, state reports 53 new cases

Another patient has died and 53 new COVID-19 cases have been identified, the Minnesota Department of Health reported Thursday bringing the state total to 742. [...] Read full article: Coronavirus Thursday Update: MN death to...→

Gov. Walz to give MN State of the State address under self-quarantine amid coronavirus

Gov. Walz to give MN State of the State address under self-quarantine amid coronavirus

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz is set to hold his State of the State address Sunday, April 5, from the governor’s residence. The address, which had to be postponed du [...] Read full article: Gov. Walz to give MN State of the State ...→

Sen. Steve Daines, State Dept facilitate last-minute escapes for citizens trapped abroad amid coronavirus pandemic

Sen. Steve Daines, State Dept facilitate last-minute escapes for citizens trapped abroad amid coronavirus pandemic

Sen. Steve Daines, R-Montana, and his staff have facilitated numerous emergency repatriation flights for U.S. citizens trapped abroad amid the growing coronavi [...] Read full article: Sen. Steve Daines, State Dept facilitate...→