Feds: Minnesotans Don’t Need New ID For A Year

Minnesotans have another year before they must get a new federally approved driver’s license in order to board an airliner. Gov. Mark Dayton announced Wednesday, Oct. 18, that the U.S. Homeland Security Department had granted the extension for Minnesota to comply with federal Real ID rules for driver’s licenses and other state-issued identification cards. “All…
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Shopping Season Begins For Insurance Policies

Minnesotans can begin shopping for individual health insurance policies but only to window shop, not to buy yet. Since buying insurance for people not covered by employer or government programs can be complicated, state-run MNsure has opened its website for examining and comparing 2018 insurance plans. Minnesotans may buy 2018 policies Nov. 1 to Jan.…
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Chatter: Franken At Center Is Judicial Nomination Spat

The U.S. Senate’s top Republican is determined to fill empty judge seats, even if it means rolling over Sen. Al Franken. The Minnesota Democrat is using a Senate tradition to stop the confirmation of Minnesota Supreme Court Justice David Stras to the federal appeals court. But Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, is tired of the…
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Dayton: FM Flood Protection A Must, But So Are Minnesota Concerns

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is pinning hopes of resolving a dispute with the Fargo-Moorhead flood protection project on a task force he and North Dakota Doug Burgum are establishing. Protecting the Fargo-Moorhead area from floods is vital, Dayton said, but he will continue to oppose the current plan because many of his state’s residents were…
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Is Wind Power Living Up To Potential?

Wind power is not living up to promises its Minnesota backers made, a conservative think tank said Tuesday, Oct. 10, the same day the federal government began peeling back rules that discouraged coal-fired power plants. The report written for the Center of the American Experiment concluded that Minnesota has lost is lower-than-average electricity cost, carbon…
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