Category: Politics

Minnesota Lawmaker Apologizes After Livestream Incident

Minnesota Lawmaker Apologizes After Livestream Incident

(ROCHESTER,MINN)UTVS- Minnesota Republican lawmaker apologizes after stealing the microphone from his Democratic challenger on Monday night. During a forum that was livestreamed on the internet, Duane Quam grabbed the microphone from Jamie Mahlberg and continued to rebut a point on education funding. Quam then offered the microphone back, but dropped it in from of Mahlberg after she refused to take […]

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Trump Plans for Second North Korea Summit

Trump Plans for Second North Korea Summit

President Donald Trump says a second summit with North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un is likely to take place “quite soon.” Trump says that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is working out the main details to set up a second meeting with Kim on North Korean Soil. A letter from Kim prompted a second summit in which he requested to […]

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New Proposed Tax Bill Entering the Minnesota House Floor

New Proposed Tax Bill Entering the Minnesota House Floor

A new tax bill is going to vote on the Minnesota House floor. The new legislation aims to help tax filers from running into problems next year by updating Minnesota’s tax code to reflect federal changes. Side effects of the bill includes tax increases for roughly 180,000 Minnesotans. Along with several cuts that previously helped tax payer save money. The […]

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Minnesota Lawmaker Hosts House Floor Protest

Minnesota Lawmaker Hosts House Floor Protest

Minnesota State Representative Erin Maye Quade is hosting a 24 hour sit-in on the House floor to protest the lack of gun laws enacted this year. State Representative Maye Quade has been joined by several other Democrats and one Republican to discuss Minnesota incidents of gun violence resulting in death. The protesters are hoping to push for expanded background checks and […]

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Minnesota Senate Approves Bill on Sex Offenders

Minnesota Senate Approves Bill on Sex Offenders

The Minnesota Senate has approved a bill that will increase how long sex offenders and people with mental illness have to wait until they can be released. The bill is in response to a court decision earlier this year that allowed Kirk Fugelseth, a 51-year-old man, to be discharged despite admitting to abusing 31 children. Currently, there are 21 sex […]

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Minnesota House Proposes New Sexual Harassment Law

Minnesota House Proposes New Sexual Harassment Law

The Minnesota House is proposing a bill that would make it much easier to prosecute sexual harassment cases. Lawmakers say a current phrase in the law has led to clear cases of sexual harassment being dismissed. The current phrase singled out is: “severe and pervasive,” in how courts handle cases. GOP House Majority Leader Joyce Peppin says the new bill […]

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St. Cloud State’s New President Canidates Announced

St. Cloud State’s New President Canidates Announced

The search for St. Cloud State University’s new president has been narrowed to the final four. Brian Johnson, Daniel Shipp, Dione Somerville, and Robbyn Wacker are the current candidates. The candidates will be visiting campus between April 24 to 27 to meet the community. Brian Johnson has worked for several universities over the last decade including acting as the president of […]

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Lawmakers Consider Task Force to Study Violence in Native Community

Lawmakers Consider Task Force to Study Violence in Native Community

(ST. PAUL, Minnesota) UTVS – A task force is being considered by Minnesota legislators to study and combat violence against Native American women. According to the Minnesota Department of Health, Native American women were around seven times more likely to be killed than white women across a 26 year period beginning in 1990. Democratic Representative Mary Kunesh-Podein stated that the […]

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Legislation May Cap Tipped Wages Below New Minneapolis Minimum

Legislation May Cap Tipped Wages Below New Minneapolis Minimum

As wages rise due to laws passed in Minneapolis, lawmakers in the state Legislature are considering a bill that would cap tipped wages lower than standard. Republicans in the House have proposed that as the minimum wage increases to $15 an hour by 2022 in Minneapolis (and potentially in St. Paul pending legislation) that tipped wages should be capped at […]

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Pawlenty Fundraising Blows Away Competition

Pawlenty Fundraising Blows Away Competition

Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty is raising money as he campaigns for his old job. According to campaign finance records released Tuesday, Pawlenty has raised more than $1 million in the three weeks since he formally entered the race. Pawlenty had been fundraising for weeks as he built a campaign, and his $1 million leads the way amongst GOP candidates. […]

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