Commissioners Skip Minnesota Senate Hearing After Report Shows 1300 Contract Violations Across Agencies

State Sen. Julie Rosen (R-Vernon Center) said she was “very upset” with a pair of commissioners for skipping a Wednesday Senate Finance Committee hearing on contract violations in the Minnesota Department of Human Services and other state agencies.

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DHS Blasted for ‘Lack of Humanity’ in Asking Tribal Nations to Pay $29 Million for State’s Mistakes

Legislative Auditor Jim Nobles testified before a joint Senate committee hearing this week where he described the Minnesota Department of Human Services as “dysfunctional” and “fraught with problems,” and warned of “contentious litigation” between tribal nations and the state.

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Bernie Sanders and Ilhan Omar Scheduled for Sunday Rally at the University of Minnesota

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN-05) will join presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) for a rally against the “billionaire class” in Minneapolis Sunday.

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Report Criticizes Growing Role of Omnibus Bills and ‘Triumvirate’ in Minnesota Legislature

A new report released this week criticizes the growing roll of omnibus bills in the Minnesota Legislature, most of which were pushed by a triumvirate of the governor, speaker of the house, and senate majority leader.

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Walz Administration Attacks JUUL and ‘Big Tobacco’ for Deceptive Marketing Strategies at High School Event

Gov. Tim Walz said Tuesday that JUUL’s marketing strategy as a “safe alternative” to cigarettes “couldn’t be further from the truth” during a listening session on vaping at Hopkins High School.

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Native American Groups Plan Protest of Washington Redskins During Upcoming Vikings Game

American Indian groups plan to protest outside U.S. Bank Stadium when the Minnesota Vikings host the Washington Redskins for Thursday Night Football this week.

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Minnesota Republican Calls on Governor to Condemn Lawmaker’s Involvement in Anti-Trump Demonstrations

State Rep. Nick Zerwas (R-Elk River) called on Gov. Tim Walz and House Speaker Melissa Hortman (DFL-Brooklyn Park) to condemn the violent behavior of anti-Trump protesters and the involvement of a sitting Democrat legislator in the demonstrations.

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Minnesota DFL Will Work With Youth Climate Activists to Push ‘Climate Action Plan’ in 2020

The Minnesota House DFL recently formed a new “Climate Action Caucus” and plans to work with youth climate activists to develop a “Climate Action Plan” to push through the State Legislature in 2020.

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Dan Feehan Says He Supports Impeachment After Announcing Run

Democrat Dan Feehan, an Iraq War veteran, announced Tuesday that he will make another run for Minnesota’s First Congressional District and told the media that he supports the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.

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