Commissioner Tony Lourey Abruptly Resigns from ‘Dumpster Fire’ at Minnesota DHS

  Minnesota Department of Human Services Commissioner Tony Lourey abruptly resigned Monday, making him the third top DHS official to step down in just a few short days. “I believe a new leader is necessary to best execute your vision for human services and continue the critical work of improving…

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Investigation Into Minnesota Inspector General Carolyn Ham Hasn’t Even Started Yet

  Minnesota Department of Human Services Inspector General Carolyn Ham was placed on “investigative leave” in March, but reporters learned Friday that the investigation into Ham’s conduct hasn’t even started yet. Ham, however, continues to be paid while she’s on leave and has earned $42,000 since her leave first began,…

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Minnesota Lawmakers Threaten to Cut Program After Learning Taxpayers Covered Jimmy Fallon’s Bill

  Some Minnesota lawmakers are threatening to cut a taxpayer-funded rebate program designed to create new film production jobs in the state after learning that Jimmy Fallon’s “Tonight Show” received $266,834 in refunds. Fallon and his NBC crew took the show on the road in February 2018 to shoot at…

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Minnesota’s Democratic Lieutenant Governor Engaged to Former MPR Host

  Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan is engaged to former MPR journalist Tom Weber, who was removed as a host of one of the station’s morning shows after revealing that the two were in a relationship. Flanagan announced the news on Twitter Sunday morning. “I’m so excited to spend the rest…

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Same DFL Staffer Who Called for Murder of Republicans Faces Backlash for Labeling New Navy Ship ‘Murder Boat’

  A DFL staffer who once called for sending Republicans “to the guillotines” faced backlash over the weekend for calling the new USS Minneapolis-St. Paul a “murder boat.” William Davis, a research director and deputy communications director for the DFL, made the comments in response to the christening of the…

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Tim Walz Open to Calling Special Session to Resolve Insulin Drama

  It was a rare point of agreement in the Minnesota Legislature – something needed to be done to address the skyrocketing costs of insulin. The Alec Smith Emergency Insulin Act, named for a 26-year-old Minnesotan who died trying to ration his last vial of insulin, was going to be…

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Emails Show Omar’s Committee Boasting of Being Able to Shut Down Stories in Star Tribune

  Internal emails released this week show members of Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-MN-05) 2016 Minnesota House campaign committee attempting to “shut down” a story “as we do with the Strib.” “Strib” refers to the nickname used for The Star Tribune, Minnesota’s largest newspaper. The shocking emails were obtained by Powerline…

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Republican Says Walz’s ‘Inexperience’ and ‘Incompetence’ Forced Special Session

  Gov. Tim Walz called a special session for the Minnesota Legislature so it could finish passing some of the state’s major budget bills, but some Republicans think a special session could have been avoided. The Legislature officially adjourned on Monday, May 20 at midnight after Walz and party leaders…

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No Gas Tax Increase for Minnesota

  An omnibus transportation budget bill is on its way to Gov. Tim Walz’s desk without any gas tax increase. After clearing the DFL-controlled House Friday evening, the bill passed out of the Senate later Friday night in a 54-13 vote. It’s official…no gas tax increase in Minnesota. Senate just…

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Minnesota Teachers Union Calls for Voting in a ‘New Senate’ After Education Budget Released

  Education Minnesota, the state’s largest teachers union, urged Minnesotans to “vote in a new Senate” after an education budget agreed to by party leaders was released. “This is a lukewarm outcome to a legislative session that had a lot of potential for Minnesota students,” Education Minnesota President Denise Specht…

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