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$56 million + Two years of construction = Zero new lanes for cars

Take a closer look at a $56 million construction project, that doesn't add driving lanes, to a scenic roadway along Lake Minnetonka

Alpha News Interview: Senator Ted Cruz

Alpha News asks Senator Ted Cruz about sanctuary cities. We cover his Rally for Religious Freedom, as well as his confrontation with actress Ellen Page

Democratic National Committeeman goes on Twitter rant against successful public school district

When Minnetonka schools tweeted statistics touting student success in reading, math, and science scores, Democratic National Committeeman Javier Morillo launched into a Twitter rant that mocked the district for being "No Country for Non White Men" and questioned the statistics used to show achievement.

Alpha News Update: Second Planned Parenthood Protests

Alpha News reports on the second set of Planned Parenthood protests and the lawmakers who attended...

Money in Minnesota Politics, The House Republican Campaign Committee

Republicans won back control of the Minnesota House last year, despite weaker fundraising at the caucus level. The HRCC raised $2,028,212, half of the DHCC's $4,205,402. We take a closer look at who made large donations to the Republican House Caucus.

Local Republican party leaders criticize Speaker Kurt Daudt and the $10,000 door

Republican House Speaker Kurt Daudt is taking heat over last minute hike to Capitol furnishings budget. The $4.5 million budget was increased by $2 million during the special legislative session and includes a $10,000 door for the Speaker's office.

Alpha News Interview: Dr. Ben Carson

A seventh Planned Parenthood video has been released - Alpha News asks Dr. Ben Carson what actions he would take if elected President....

Minnesota state and city taxpayers lose big on Somali-run daycare fraud

Since the Minnesota Department of Health and Human Services (DHS) fully-staffed their new child care fraud investigative unit in the spring of 2014, they've worked with the FBI to shutter daycare centers around the state. Of the cases that have hit the news since then, all have involved Somali-run businesses.

Alpha News Interview – Senator Rick Santorum

Alpha News asks Senator Rick Santorum his plan to top Governor Scott Walker's leading poll numbers in Minnesota....

Money in Minnesota Politics, The DFL House Caucus

Alpha News will be taking a look at how campaign money shapes state politics in Minnesota. From who funds campaigns and political committees to how the money is spent, politics is big business in the Gopher State. This week we take a look at the House DFL Caucus Committee which is responsible for winning seats in the Minnesota House.