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Governor Walz, National Guard Take Control of Handling Protests

SAINT PAUL, MINN. – Gov. Tim Walz, with the assistance of the State Patrol and the National Guard, is taking control of the handling of protests in the Twin Cities. The National Guard began their operations just after midnight Friday to begin securing the state capitol and escorting fire trucks and protecting firefighters trying to put out burning buildings across…

Minnesota And CenturyLink Reach Deal On Overcharges

nearly $9 million settlement

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota has reached a nearly $9 million settlement with CenturyLink for fraudulently over-billing Minnesotans. Nearly $900,000 dollars is going to more than 12,000 people who were falsely promised a discount that they did not receive. An additional $8 million will be distributed by Attorney General Keith Ellison’s office as refunds to others who were taken advantage…

Conservative Lawsuit Targets Minnesota Attorney General

A conservative law center alleges that a lawyer working in his office is an improper political plant.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) _ A conservative law center is suing Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, alleging that a lawyer working in his office on climate issues is an improper political plant. Attorney Pete Surdo is working for Ellison under a fellowship with the State Energy and Environmental Impact Center at New York University’s School of Law. Minnesota Public Radio…

Ellison Says He’ll Defend Minnesota’s Abortion Restrictions

Ellison told a forum in Fergus Falls his job is to defend Minnesota's laws regardless of his personal opinions.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison says he’ll defend state laws restricting abortion against a legal challenge despite his strong personal support for abortion rights. Ellison told a forum in Fergus Falls his job is to defend Minnesota’s laws regardless of his personal opinions. His comments marked the Democratic attorney general’s most definitive statement on the lawsuit…

MN AG Keith Ellison Holds Listening Session in Fergus Falls

This is the 15th one he's done since taking office

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. –People get to share their concerns with Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison at his 15th listening session. The issues people brought to Ellison were wide-ranging, but he says they all center around two themes. “They’re all about affording your life and living with dignity and respect,” he said. Tim Barry of Fergus Falls came to ask if…

MN schools cannot withhold diploma based on meal debts, AG says

(FOX 9) – Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison issued a binding written opinion that under state law, “public schools are prohibited from denying students — who are eligible to receive their diploma — the opportunity to participate in graduation ceremonies due to unpaid meal debts.” The opinion comes in response to a request from the Commissioner of Education following reports of some…

MN AG Keith Ellison Joins Lawsuit Against President Trump’s Border Emergency Declaration

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison has joined a 16 state lawsuit led by California to fight President Trump’s emergency declaration to fund his border wall. “President Trump, who has been unable to persuade Congress and the American people that a wall is necessary, is harming the people of Minnesota by forcing this constitutional crisis. I have…

LIVE: The Midterm Impact Going Forward

MSUM Political Science Professor Breaks Down Impact of Key Races Going Forward

  MSUM Political Science Professor Dr. Barbara Headrick does a postmortem on the 2018 midterm election. First, she talks about a possible future presidential run for Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar, who cruised to re-election amid a rising national profile. Then she discusses the impact abuse allegations had on a Keith Ellison’s narrow victory in the Minnesota Secretary of State race….

LIVE: Breaking Down The Midterms

MSUM Political Science Professor Dr. Barbara Headrick Breaks Down Races In ND & MN

  Dr. Barbara Headrick, MSUM Political Science professor, breaks down the biggest races in North Dakota and Minnesota with Adam Ladwig and Emily Welker. She talks about whether or not there’s enough polling data to accurately predict the Heidi Heitkamp/Kevin Cramer Senate race in North Dakota, and why she thinks the results will be closer than the polls say. Dr….

Divorce Records Show Ellison’s Wife Abused Him

Media organizations sued to unseal the divorce records after Keith Ellison's former girlfriend accused him in August of physical abuse.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison’s recently unsealed divorce filings contain no allegations that he physically abused his ex-wife. But Ellison accused Kim Ellison of repeatedly hitting him throughout their marriage, before it ended in 2012 . Media organizations sued to unseal the divorce records after Keith Ellison’s former girlfriend accused him in August of physical abuse. Ellison,…