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Walz administration will continue to appeal approval of Enbridge Energy Line 3 pipeline project

By |2019-02-12T14:22:58+00:00February 12th, 2019|

Gov. Tim Walz says his administration will continue to appeal regulatory approval of the Enbridge Energy Line 3 pipeline project in northern Minnesota. Minnesota Governor Tim Walz. State utility regulators last summer approved Enbridge Energy's plans to build a new $2.6 billion pipeline to replace the aging and corroding Line 3. But, former Gov. Mark Dayton's Department of Commerce appealed that decision. Walz on Tuesday said his administration will continue that effort. Enbridge Energy hasn't yet received the final approval it needs from the commission before it can begin construction. Last month , more than 50 people, including scientists [...]

Minnesota officials may ask lawmakers for shorter school year after severe winter weather

By |2019-02-11T18:07:09+00:00February 11th, 2019|

Minnesota education officials and lobbyists are surveying districts to decide whether to ask lawmakers for a shorter school year after severe winter weather forced many to cancel classes. The Minnesota Department of Education and lobbying groups are seeking information about how the last two weeks of extreme cold and snow have affected class time totals. A number of districts could fall short of the state requirement for schools to be in session unless they schedule makeup days or add time to remaining days. Department spokesman Josh Collins says the agency will determine whether legislation is necessary once they have a clearer [...]

New bills would legalize recreational marijuana in Minnesota

By |2019-01-28T17:42:44+00:00January 28th, 2019|

Lawmakers have unveiled legislation that would legalize recreational marijuana in Minnesota, hoping to start what they acknowledge is likely to be a long and contentious discussion. The bills were introduced in the Senate on Monday by Edina Democrat Melisa Franzen and in the House by Golden Valley Democrat Mike Freiberg. They said at a news conference their proposal focuses on establishing a regulatory framework for legal sales of recreational cannabis starting in 2020 and for taxing them. Franzen and Freiberg say they're hoping to at least get hearings on the issue. While there's a new Democratic majority in the Minnesota House, [...]