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Dayton Puts Taxpayers On-The-Hook For Southwest Light Rail

Minneapolis, MN - On Wednesday, Hennepin County officials gave the green light to raise property taxes in order to fund the Southwest light rail...

MN Gun Buyback Misses the Target

Minneapolis, MN -- This weekend, people in Minneapolis participated in a gun buyback program that was well received by the community as the program...

MN ACT Scores Drop With More Students Taking Test

The results are in. Test scores of the ACT college entrance exam in Minnesota dropped after the state required that high school juniors take the exam...
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Churches Score Victory Over City of St. Paul in MN Supreme Court Case

Two St. Paul churches won a victory over the city of St. Paul regarding taxes inappropriately levied against property owners under the guise of...

Police To Stay Out of Discipline Issues in St. Paul

A new contract was approved by the St. Paul School Board last week, which more clearly defines the roles of the police officers who...
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Black Lives Matter Ramps Up Activity During Busy State Fair Season

Black Lives Matter and other groups concerned with police use of force are continuing to make their presence known around the Twin Cities area...

Omar’s Republican Opponent Suspends Race

MPR is reporting this afternoon that Abdimalik Askar, the Republican-endorsed candidate in HD 60B has suspended his race for the Minnesota State House. Askar, a...
Magnetation’s Bovey, MN plant. Image from Magnetation LLC

Bad News for Minnesota’s Iron Range

Magnetation LLC announced yesterday that it is considering shutting down its Minnesota based iron ore concentrate plants and rail loading facilities by September 30th. Magnetation...
Brother Ilhan Omar Legally Married Sends Alpha News an Email

The Brother Ilhan Omar Legally Married Sends Alpha News an Email

The stone wall put up by the Ilhan Omar campaign doesn’t reach across the pond. As if things could not get any stranger in the...
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To Be or Not to Be: Public Discusses Fate of SWLRT

St. Paul, MN - On Thursday Governor Mark Dayton (DFL) met with business leaders, community members and lawmakers to discuss alternative funding options for...