SOCIAL SECURITY

Minnesota Lawmakers Not Expected To Finish Work Before Deadline

The governor has signed a bill that changes several liquor laws including raising the cap on growler sales.

ST. PAUL (KVRR) — It appears Minnesota lawmakers will not get everything done before the 11:59 p.m. end-of-session deadline. It become obvious Sunday afternoon that they won’t finish on time. Lawmakers on Saturday reached a $4 billion tax relief package which includes the elimination of state taxes on Social Security income, an income tax rate cut. It also expands the renter’s…

MN Department of Human Services Reports Data Breach

Commissioner Tony Lourey tells legislative leaders it happened Sept. 28 when an employee fell for a phishing scam and clicked on a malicious link that caused the employee's email account to send spam.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Human Services says a data breach potentially exposed personal information on up to 3,000 people. Commissioner Tony Lourey tells legislative leaders it happened Sept. 28 when an employee fell for a phishing scam and clicked on a malicious link that caused the employee’s email account to send spam. Lourey says technicians could…

Sen. Heitkamp Speaks to Seniors on Importance of Social Security and Healthcare Programs

Heitkamp focused the discussion around Social Security and bettering healthcare programs

FARGO – Senator Heidi Heitkamp spoke to North Dakota senior citizens at Touchmark at Harwood Groves about the importance of their benefits. The Democrat focused the discussion around Social Security and bettering healthcare programs. Heitkamp said she is standing firm to reduce the cost of healthcare because it is crucial for parents with disabled children, elderly in nursing homes, and people…

Heitkamp Speaks at Central States Pension Committee Meeting

She is on a bipartisan committee aimed at solving the pension crisis

FARGO, N.D. — Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) attended the Central States Pension Committee meeting to talk about the pension crisis. Potential cuts to the current system threaten thousands of retirees across the country. Heitkamp is on a bipartisan congressional pension committee tasked with solving the problem. About 2,000 North Dakotan workers have paid into the Central States Pension Plan. Without a…

Three Arrested After Discovery of Stolen Credit Cards, Driver’s Licenses

Authorities say the three were arrested during a traffic stop over license plate violations

Gerald Adderly Gerald Adderly Brandon Christian Brandon Christian Christina Meyers Christina Meyers BISMARCK, ND — Three people have been arrested after North Dakota authorities say they stole nearly 50 credit cards and the identities of more than 30 people. Christina Meyers, 31 and 36-year-old Brandon Christian, both from Wisconsin and 40-year-old Gerald Adderly are facing 30 counts of felony theft…

Minnesota’s Secretary of State Refusing Request from White House to Give Up Voter Information

Simon says the commission may make personal data, such as social security numbers and voting history, public.

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota election officials say they are not giving up state voting data to President Trump’s White House commission studying voter fraud. Secretary of State Steve Simon says he has serious doubts about the credibility and trustworthiness of the commission. The commission is asking state voting officials to submit the names of their voters, addresses, dates…

Minnesota Senate Proposing Deep Tax Cuts for Students and Families

The lowest tax bracket would shrink by over a quarter of a percent

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Republicans in the Minnesota state Senate are pursuing deep tax cuts over the next two years for students, families and those on Social Security. The almost $900 million sought in their just released bill directs over half of those breaks to individual taxes. The lowest tax bracket would shrink by over a quarter of a…