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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…

Minnesotan Tyler Jacob freed after being detained in Russia

(FOX 9) – A Minnesotan man that was taken by Russian soldiers as he tried to flee Ukraine for safety has been released. U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar issued a statement Friday announcing the release of Tyler Jacob, who has left Russian custody and is now safely with his wife and daughter. Jacob’s mother, Tina Hauser told FOX 9 that her firstborn son moved to…

Minnesota Lawmakers Want $40 Million For Disaster Fund Ahead of Spring Melting

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota lawmakers are pushing to replenish the empty Disaster Assistance Contingency Account ahead of anticipated spring flooding. The fund is in the red after the state responded with $11 million in relief to flooding last year in Brainerd and Duluth. Republican State Sen. Mark Johnson of East Grand Forks and State Rep. Tony Jurgens of Cottage Grove…

Man Takes Stolen Semi On Wild Police Chase

He Wore A Blue Face Mask And Hat During Pursuit

WINONA, Minn. — A Winona, Minnesota man is accused of leading police on a chase in a stolen semi. A criminal complaint says Michael Kronebusch rammed a squad car twice during the 50 mile pursuit through seven communities. Authorities say the 42-year-old semi driver was wearing a blue face mask and hat during the chase which reached speeds of nearly…