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Twin Cities Celebrate EV Car Sharing While Statewide Adoption Struggles
St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter and Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey said the Twin Cities’ Evie Carshare, an all-electric fleet of shared electric vehicles, is a success.
Minnesota Among 19 Attorneys General Opposing Opt-Out Option From LGBTQ+ Books for 2nd Graders
A coalition of 19 attorneys general, including Keith Ellison of Minnesota, filed an amicus brief in support of a local Maryland board of education’s policy that does not allow parents to opt their children out of LGBTQ+ inclusive texts.
Minneapolis Police See 36% Drop in Sworn Officers After George Floyd’s Murder
The Minneapolis police department has seen a significant drop in sworn officers while funding remains nearly the same more than three years after the death of George Floyd and the start of the movement to shift resources away from police.
Minneapolis’ 517 Sworn Police Officers Must Protect 425,000 People
Minneapolis' 517 police officers must protect 425,000 Minneapolis residents and some say that is not enough.
Lawsuit Challenges Minnesota Election Speech Code
A lawsuit challenges a new law allowing civil fines for certain speech within 60 days of an election.
Tests: Minnesota Student Grades Down Since 2019
The Minnesota Department of Education released the 2023 statewide assessment results.
Uber: Minneapolis Drivers Get Minimum Wage, $5 Minimum After Frey Veto
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey struck a deal to boost Uber driver pay to the city minimum wage and guarantee at least $5 per ride.
Minnesota’s Fatal Overdoses Jump 327% in 11 Years
And the number is likely to climb.
Walz: Up to $1,300 Tax Rebates for Minnesotans Start This Week
Starting this week, Gov. Tim Walz says more than two million, one-time tax rebate payments up to $1,300 per family will be sent to Minnesotans through September.
Lawsuit: Minnesota Courts Delay Making Civil Lawsuits Public
A new 19-page lawsuit says Minnesota court administrators are delaying notice of civil lawsuit case proceedings to media and members of the public.
35 Minnesota Communities, Including Rochester, Receive Total of $2.4M to Fight Emerald Ash Borer
Thirty-five Minnesota communities received, combined, $2.4 million in state grants to protect urban forests, the state’s Department of Natural Resources announced Friday.