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Minnesota Projects Record $7.7 Billion Surplus

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9) - Minnesota has a record-shattering $7.7 billion surplus, state budget officials project, setting the stage for lawmakers to debate how to spend it in 2022. The Minnesota Department…

Senate Leader, Presidential Candidate Bob Dole Dies At 98

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Bob Dole, who overcame disabling war wounds to become a sharp-tongued Senate leader from Kansas, a Republican presidential candidate and then a symbol and celebrant of his dwindling generation of World War II veterans, died Sunday. He was…

Biden Puts Focus On Infrastructure Amid New Virus Concerns

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Joe Biden will visit a Minnesota community college Tuesday to highlight how his $1 trillion infrastructure law will create jobs and help train workers. The trip occurs at a crucial pivot point for Biden. He is…

St. Paul Police Union Sues City Over Vaccine Mandate

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The police union in St. Paul, Minnesota is suing the city in an effort to halt a mandate that requires city employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19 by the end of the year. St. Paul Mayor Melvin…

Minnesota Lawmakers Report Progress Toward Special Session

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The top Republican in the Minnesota Senate says he’s willing to postpone a debate over the confirmation of Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm to help break the stalemate over a special session. Senate Majority Leader Jeremy…

Official: More Than 90% Of Fed Workers Got Shots by Deadline

WASHINGTON (AP) - More than 90% of federal workers have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by Monday’s deadline set by President Joe Biden. Biden announced in September that all federal workers were required to undergo vaccination,…

Harris To Announce $1.5B Investment in Health Care Workforce

WASHINGTON (AP) - Vice President Kamala Harris will announce the Biden administration is investing $1.5 billion from the coronavirus aid package to address the health care worker shortage in underserved communities. The funding being announced Monday will go to the…

Keith Ellison To Seek 2nd Term as Minnesota Attorney General

ST, PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Democratic Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, who led the prosecution team that won the conviction of ex-officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd, announced Monday he will seek a second term. Ellison assembled…

Trump Ally Bannon Taken Into Custody on Contempt Charges

WASHINGTON (AP) - Longtime Trump ally Steve Bannon has surrendered to federal authorities to face contempt charges after defying a subpoena from a House committee investigating January’s insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Bannon was taken into custody Monday morning. He’s…

Court Temporarily Delays Release of Trump’s Jan. 6 Records

WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal appeals court has temporarily blocked the release of White House records sought by a U.S. House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection, granting - for now - a request from former President Donald Trump. The…

House Jan. 6 Panel Subpoenas 10 Former White House Aides

WASHINGTON (AP) - House investigators have issued subpoenas to 10 more former officials who worked for Donald Trump at the end of his presidency. They are part of a committee's effort to find out more about what the president was…

Appeals Court Stays Vaccine Mandate on Larger Businesses

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal appeals court has temporarily halted the Biden administration’s vaccine requirement for businesses with 100 or more workers. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Saturday granted an emergency stay of the requirement by…