Politics & Elections

Minnesota Sober School Asking Lawmakers for Funding

  WAITE PARK, Minn. -- Leaders of a new school that helps students struggling with alcohol abuse are asking lawmakers for funding. Seven students have been treated so far at the McKinley Recovery School, which is in its first year…

MN House Republicans Propose $45 Billion Budget

  ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Minnesota House Republicans are looking at a roughly $45 billion two-year budget. Legislative leaders are considering cuts to some health care programs and state government agencies while drumming up nearly $1.4 billion in tax relief.…

North Dakota Casino Plan to Be Reconsidered

North Dakota's Republican House majority leader is not giving up on his effort to establish more casinos in the state, even after members of his own party folded on the idea. Fargo Rep. Al Carlson says his proposal to allow…

State-Owned Casinos Facing Uphill Battle in North Dakota

  BISMARCK, N.D. -- A potentially losing hand has been dealt in a Fargo lawmaker's attempt to allow state-owned casinos. The House Judiciary Committee gave Rep. Al Carlson's proposal to allow up to six state-owned casinos a 13-2 "do not…

Minnesota Lawmakers Concerned About Salary Increase Backlash

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Minnesota Republican House Speaker Kurt Daudt is instructing staff to not issue the $14,000 salary increases recently approved by an independent body. Minnesota voters set the 45 percent raise in motion in November by overwhelmingly approving…

Minot Air Force Base Airmen Deploy to the Middle East

  MINOT, N.D. -- More than 400 airmen from the 5th Bomb Wing in Minot have deployed to the Middle East. They departed last week in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, the effort to combat Islamic State militants. The Air…

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