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Activists Go Head-to-Head on Gun Legislation in MN

  Many states have changed gun laws in recent years as mass shootings at schools and places of worship have occurred across the country. Minnesota...

Step Aboard Minnesota’s First All-Electric Bus

  According to the new administration of Gov. Tim Walz, Minnesota's transportation future is electric. David Gillette hopped on an (almost) all-electric bus to learn...

Get to Know Gwen Walz, Minnesota’s New First Lady

  It's been 8 years since Minnesota had a First Lady, but Gwen Walz knows politics and policy - and she's also embracing her new...

A Mix of 10 Serious and Not-So-Serious Questions with Gov. Tim...

  For several years now, we've been using our "10 Questions" segment - a mix of serious questions and NOT serious questions - to better...

Gun Control Triggers a Divided Debate at the Capitol

  Hundreds of people filled the Minnesota State Capitol as the Legislature considers bills to expand background checks and create red-flag orders that allow law...

Gov. Walz Released His First Budget. What Does That Mean for...

  Gov. Tim Walz is stepping aboard a big transportation plan. The DFL governor's first budget proposes an increase in gas and sales taxes in...

The Woes of Dogsledding in Warmer Winters

  Minnesota winters are getting warmer. And that's worrisome to businesses in northern Minnesota that depend on cold weather, such as dogsledding firms in Ely....

Top 10 Things Spotted at MPTA Day at the Capitol

“What is Public TV Day at the Capitol all about?” Public television supporters from around the state gathered at the Minnesota State Capitol on February 20,...

The MNLARS Mess Explained

  The Minnesota Licensing and Registration System, a.k.a. MNLARS, has been beset with problems for years due to attempts to upgrade a 30-year-old software system...

Taprooms Bring New Life To Greater Minnesota

  Minnesota ranks thirteenth in the nation in craft breweries per capita. Its breweries bring in more than $2 billion dollars in economic impact each...