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Minnesota Pollution Regulator Resigns Before Senate Vote

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The commissioner of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has resigned after it became apparent that the Republican-controlled state Senate was prepared to oust her. Democratic Gov. Tim Walz says Laura Bishop resigned Tuesday “in order to ensure…

Another Candidate Joins Minnesota AG Race to Unseat Ellison

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A Minneapolis criminal defense lawyer who described pandemic restrictions and lawsuits against businesses that violated state public health guidelines as “intrusive state government” announced her bid on Sunday to unseat Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison. Attorney Lynne…

Minnesota Lawmakers Avoid Partial Shutdown as Final Budget Passes

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9) - Minnesota lawmakers averted a partial government shutdown at midnight Wednesday by sending the final budget bill to Gov. Tim Walz's desk. The Senate unanimously approved the $21 billion K-12 education funding agreement, the last must-pass bill…

Gov. Walz Emergency Powers to End Thursday

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Legislature has reconvened to finish its remaining work on a $52 billion, two-year budget. Education and tax bills need passage before the current budget expires Wednesday night. Lawmakers returned to the Capitol after working into…

Family: Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld Dies at 88

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Rumsfeld, the two-time defense secretary and a one-time presidential candidate whose reputation as a skilled bureaucrat and visionary of a modern U.S. military was soiled by the long and costly Iraq war, died Tuesday, his family…

Charges Expected Thursday for Trump’s Company, Top Executive

(AP) - Donald Trump’s company and his longtime finance chief are expected to be charged Thursday with tax-related crimes stemming from a New York investigation into the former president’s business dealings. That's according to people familiar with the matter who…

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs: Biden Selling Big Infrastructure Deal

LA CROSSE, Wisc. (AP) - President Joe Biden is in Wisconsin, looking to sell voters on the economic benefits of the $973 billion infrastructure package. He hopes the trip will boost the bipartisan agreement that is held together in large…

‘We Have a Deal’: Biden Announces Infrastructure Agreement

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Joe Biden has announced that “we have a deal” - a bipartisan agreement on a $953 billion infrastructure plan. The agreement, reached in a meeting Thursday at the White House, means a breakthrough after arduous negotiations…

New York Court Suspends Rudy Giuliani's Law License

NEW YORK (AP) - An appeals court has suspended Rudy Giuliani from practicing law in New York because he made false statements while trying to get courts to overturn Donald Trump’s loss in the presidential race. An attorney disciplinary committee…