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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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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U.S. High Court Leaves Minnesota Sex Offender Program Running

Minnesota can keep its program that indefinitely locks up sex offenders after they finish serving prison terms. The U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday, Oct. 2, that it will not consider a case brought by patients of the Minnesota Sex Offender Program, who claimed the state cannot keep them in a prison-like setting. That means the…
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