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Committee clears bill seeking to ban flavored tobacco, nicotine

The House Health and Human Services Policy Committee cleared legislation seeking to ban flavored nicotine and tobacco. Rep. Laurie Halverson, DFL-Eagan, sponsored HF 3032 to “fight the...

Minnesota Democrats Introduce Bill Mandating What Drinks Restaurants Can Serve with...

A group of Minnesota House Democrats introduced a bill this week that would require restaurants to serve certain drinks as the “default beverage” for...

Five-Cent Plastic Bag Fee Takes Effect in Minneapolis at Start of...

A new five-cent plastic bag fee goes into effect in Minneapolis at the start of the new year after it was passed into law...

Another popular St. Paul business is closing

A beloved craft brew bar in St. Paul, the Happy Gnome, is closing. After being in business for 14 years, the bar and restaurant...

FACT CHECK: Will Minneapolis Taxing The Use of Plastic Bags Help...

With the urging of environmental groups backed by the celebrity firepower of actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus, the city of Los Angles banned plastic supermarket bags last week....

MN Senate Bans Use of Phones in Cars; Unless Wearing Hijab...

The Republican-led Minnesota Senate yesterday passed a bill (HF 50) to ban cell phone use in vehicles without a hands-free device. This bill previously...