Minnesota governor sides with environmentalists on pipeline

Enviroment 02/12/19, 13:39

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz said Tuesday that his administration will keep pursuing an appeal of an independent regulatory commission's approval of Enbridge Energy's plan to replace its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline across in northern Minnesota, siding with environmental and tribal groups in his biggest and most controversial decision ...

Scientists ask Minnesota governor to stick with Line 3 suit

Science 01/24/19, 14:38

A group of scientists on Thursday urged Gov. Tim Walz to join them in opposing Enbridge Energy's plan to replace the stretch of its Line 3 crude oil pipeline that cuts across northern Minnesota.Walz, who took office this month, has said he will examine all aspects of the proposed project ...

Gov.-elect Walz picks Harrington as new public safety chief

Politics 01/04/19, 17:05

Gov.-elect Tim Walz on Friday named Metro Transit Police Chief John Harrington, a former St. Paul police chief and state senator, as the new public safety chief in his incoming administration.Walz also said he's keeping two more commissioners from outgoing Gov. Mark Dayton's administration: Cynthia Bauerly at the Department of ...

2018 Minnesota tax returns will be a bigger pain than usual

Business 12/09/18, 11:14

Filing Minnesota state income tax returns for 2018 is going to be more of a pain than usual because lawmakers and the governor left a crucial piece of legislation unfinished, and it's too late to fix before the upcoming tax season.The unfinished business was a "tax conformity" bill to sync ...

Man charged with crashing into gate at governor’s residence

U.S. 11/26/18, 16:52

A motorist accused of crashing his SUV through the front gate of the Minnesota governor's residence told paramedics he was tired of dealing with "all the electricity under his skin."Clinton Leonard Fouquette was charged Monday with making terroristic threats and causing criminal damage to property.Authorities say in the criminal complaint ...

Minnesota Gov. Dayton heads home after lengthy hospital stay

Health 11/20/18, 15:37

Gov. Mark Dayton said Tuesday his health has rebounded enough from post-surgical complications for him to leave Mayo Clinic this week, and he defended his office's low-key handling of a hospitalization that lasted more than a month.Dayton, 71, said he will be "thrilled" to be back in St. Paul on ...

Minnesota governor in Mayo, suffers post-surgery lung damage

U.S. 11/16/18, 14:24

Minnesota's governor says he suffered lung damage while recovering from back surgery, keeping him at the Mayo Clinic for more than a month.Gov. Mark Dayton underwent two spinal fusion surgeries last month to improve his leg strength and had been expected to be released from the hospital within days. His ...

Next Minnesota governor will face big pipeline decision

Enviroment 10/24/18, 02:30

Both candidates for Minnesota governor say they support a massive northern Minnesota pipeline project that opposed by environmentalists and some American Indians as well as the adminstration of current Gov. Mark Dayton. The next governor, when he takes office in January, will almost immediately face major decisions about the complex, controversial ...

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