August 19, 2020

Old format, new problem: Biennial legislatures face COVID-19

CARSON CITY, Nev. — When the coronavirus pandemic hit, state legislators scrambled to authorize relief programs, review emergency protocols and rebalance their budgets amid plummeting […]
August 19, 2020

Gov. Tim Walz's appeal of Enbridge pipeline decision doesn't sit well with construction unions

Faced with a decision that would inevitably irritate one key constituency of his own DFL Party, Gov. Tim Walz chose to challenge Enbridge’s controversial $2.6 […]
August 19, 2020

Former Ohio House speaker needs more time to find lawyer

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The former speaker of the Ohio House still can’t find a permanent lawyer to defend him against a charge related to an […]
August 19, 2020

Q&A: California's new electricity-blackout challenge

BERKELEY, Calif. — As if the pandemic and economic recession weren’t bad enough, millions of Californians now face recurring threats of abrupt blackouts during a […]
August 19, 2020

Walz's commerce commissioner could become casualty of Line 3

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Senate’s top leader warned Wednesday that Republican anger over the Walz administration’s continued opposition to the Line 3 oil pipeline project […]
August 19, 2020

Minnesota clinic closing will cost about 100 jobs

SARTELL, Minn. — A medical clinic near St. Cloud is set to lay off about 100 workers as it prepares to close its doors. The […]
August 19, 2020

Louisiana governor's goal: net zero greenhouse gases by 2050

NEW ORLEANS — Louisiana’s governor has signed an executive order setting a state goal for net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, drawing swift praise […]
August 19, 2020

Airbnb files preliminary paperwork for public stock offering

Airbnb on Wednesday filed preliminary paperwork for selling stock on Wall Street, undaunted by a global pandemic that has taken some wind out of its […]
August 19, 2020

Habitat for Humanity thrift store in New Brighton doubles in size

The Habitat for Humanity ReStore in New Brighton has doubled in size, a move that could end up increasing the store’s sales to $1.5 million […]
August 19, 2020

Judge allows North Dakota to pursue protest reimbursements

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota may move forward with efforts to recoup the money it spent policing protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline, a […]