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Former St. Paul teacher of the year loses licensing-board slot after insulting Trump

A 2015 Teacher of the Year from St. Paul schools lost her spot on a new teacher licensing board because she insulted President Donald Trump, using a raw expletive, in a social media post. “He is not worthy, nor are his puppet masters, of human dignity,” reads the Jan. 12 Facebook post of Amy Hewett-Olatunde. “He...

 

Peterson Op-Ed: Observing Memorial Day

Last Monday on a warm day, I greeted ninety Minnesota veterans at the World War II Memorial on the National Mall. Many of them have never visited the Memorial before. Many have never seen the Pavilion Pillar honoring their Minnesota friends who never returned home. Many have never seen the Field of Stars, a display rep...

 

Metsa Files For Congress

Today Rep. Jason Metsa officially filed as a candidate for Minnesota's open 8th Congressional seat. Please find attached photos of the event for your reference and use. Metsa just completed his third term in the Minnesota Legislature representing House District 6B,...

 

Will schools get more money for security, and what about Dayton's 'emergency' education funding?

From revamping school ratings to a late push by Gov. Mark Dayton for “emergency” aid, the 2018 Minnesota Legislature grappled with a host of education issues. Here are a few. https://www.twincities.com/2018/05/21/will-schools-get-more-money-for-security-and-what-about-daytons-emergency-education...

 

Deb Haaland's Statement on Legislation to Protect Chaco Canyon Area

For far too long the fossil fuel industry has worked to destroy the sacred places of indigenous people; places like my ancestral homeland of Chaco Canyon – building their profit off of our pain, and destroying our climate and communities in the process. The legislation presented today by Senators Udall and Heinrich,...

 

Campaign season opens for Navajo Nation presidency

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Navajos seeking to become president of the Navajo Nation, the country's largest American Indian reservation, began submitting applications May 17. The race has drawn interest from political newcomers and tribal members who previously sought the office or served as lawmakers....

 

What got done and what didn't at the MN Legislature this year? Here's a guide.

The Republican-controlled Minnesota Legislature in 2018 approved … a lot. Gov. Mark Dayton, a Democrat, stands poised to veto … nearly all of it. https://www.twincities.com/2018/05/21/what-got-done-and-what-didnt-at-the-mn-legislature-this-year-heres-a-guide/...

 

Success or legislative gridlock? Fate of dozens of lawmakers' priorities now in Dayton's hands

Nobody may get what they want. The Republican-led House and Senate sent Gov. Mark Dayton a flurry of bills in the final days of the legislative session. Dayton now has two weeks to decide the fate of those bills. https://www.twincities.com/2018/05/20/success-or-legislative-gridlock-sessions-fate-in-...

 

Seki holds last rally in Ponemah - P5

PONEMAH - Red Lake Tribal Chairman Darrell Seki Sr. held a rally in his home district of Ponemah on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Throughout the last week other rallies were held in Minneapolis, Redby, Little Rock and Red Lake. All Districts were invited with Eyabay,...

 

Gov. Brown disputes feds on tribal sovereignty issue

SALEM, Ore. - Governor Kate Brown on Monday affirmed the sovereignty of Oregon's nine federally recognized Indian tribes and their right to health care in the face of suggestions from the federal government that the tribes be considered racial groups instead of sovereign nations. Governor Brown's statement comes as a...

 

With one day left at the Capitol, pretty much everything is left still to do

Opioids. Elder abuse. Taxes. Hundreds of millions of dollars in construction projects. Sexual harassment. Funding to fix the messed-up license plate computer system. Even school security. https://www.twincities.com/2018/05/19/mn-legislature-with-1-day-left-everything-is-left-to-do-capitol/...

 

Mark Dayton vetoes $9 million in DMV payments to help license centers hurt by messed-up computers

Gov. Mark Dayton on Saturday vetoed $9 million in funds intended for vehicle license center operators who say they’ve lost at least twice that amount from a beleaguered new state computer system that processes vehicle titles and license plates. Even though it had overwhelming bipartisan support in both the House and...

 

Seki holds last rally in Ponemah - P4

PONEMAH - Red Lake Tribal Chairman Darrell Seki Sr. held a rally in his home district of Ponemah on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Throughout the last week other rallies were held in Minneapolis, Redby, Little Rock and Red Lake. All Districts were invited with Eyabay,...

 

Dayton Rejects GOP-Backed Tax Bill as Session Wanes

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton on Thursday vetoed a GOP-backed bill that would have aligned Minnesota's state tax code with federal changes passed last year, paving the way for an around-the-clock weekend of work in search of a deal that may not materialize before time runs out on the session. The...

 

Trump administration plans solar farm near Joshua Tree in California

In at least one area, President Trump is picking up right where former president Barack Obama left off. The Interior Department said Thursday it plans to approve the Palen solar farm, which would be built on public lands just south of Joshua Tree National Park, in the open desert east of California's Coachella Valley....

 

Federal proposal to recognize tribes as racial groups instead of governments sees local, state resistance

MISSION, Oregon — Governor Kate Brown and the state’s delegation to Congress are opposing efforts by the federal government to change the way Medicaid is dispersed to American Indians. The federal proposal is that instead of recognizing tribes as sovereign governments, they be recognized as racial groups. U.S....

 

Northwest Minn. woman accused of borrowing tribal funds exonerated

DETROIT LAKES, Minn.—The White Earth Tribal council voted 3-2 Friday, May 18, to exonerate Secretary-Treasurer Tara Mason, who was censured earlier this year by a vote of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe Executive Committee. The Minnesota Chippewa TEC voted 5-4 on March 8 to censure Mason, while exonerating Tribal...

 

Minnesota House approves proposed constitutional amendment on road funding

House Republicans approved a proposed constitutional amendment to dedicate $300 million a year in auto parts taxes to road and bridge work. The measure passed on a 76-54 vote Thursday. https://www.twincities.com/2018/05/17/minnesota-house-approves-pr...

 

Gov. Mark Dayton visits Bruce Vento Elementary to veto the GOP tax bill

Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton visited Bruce Vento Elementary School in St. Paul Thursday as a backdrop for a rare public veto to block a GOP-backed tax overhaul from becoming law. With a group of second- and third-graders standing behind him, Dayton stamped the voluminous tax bill as the students said “veto.” The...

 

Seki holds last rally in Ponemah - P3

PONEMAH - Red Lake Tribal Chairman Darrell Seki Sr. held a rally in his home district of Ponemah on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Throughout the last week other rallies were held in Minneapolis, Redby, Little Rock and Red Lake. All Districts were invited with Eyabay,...

 

Candidate Deb Haaland Slams GOP Plan to Slash SNAP Funding

Albuquerque, NM -- Today, the House of Representatives will debate and vote on H.R. 2, Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, which funds the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance program (SNAP), an essential program that offers nutrition assistance to millions of low-income individuals and families, nearly two-thirds of...

 

GOP builds massive shadow army in fight for the House

TUSTIN, Calif. — Republicans have amassed a sprawling shadow field organization to defend the House this fall, spending tens of millions of dollars in an unprecedented effort to protect dozens of battleground districts that will determine control of the chamber. The initiative by the Congressional Leadership Fund, a...

 

MN Senate defeats public works funding, $825M in projects on life support

Minnesota lawmakers’ plans to borrow hundreds of millions of dollars for public works projects suffered a severe — but not yet fatal — blow at the Capitol on Wednesday. The Senate failed to pass a Republican-sponsored, $825 million bonding bill on a 34-33 party-line vote. https://www.twincitie...

 

Senate approves bill to bypass PUC, construct northern Minnesota oil pipeline

The Minnesota Senate has voted 35-32 to pass a bill that would kick-start construction of Enbridge Energy’s proposed replacements of its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota. The House passed the legislation Monday, but the Senate on Wednesday added a two-word amendment that the House must...

 

Top election official to lawmakers: We need help stopping Russian hackers - now

Minnesota’s top election official on Wednesday publicly pleaded with lawmakers to give him permission to spend $1.5 million in federal funds to protect the state’s voter software from Russian hackers and anyone else trying to muck things up this election year. “I have tried to sound the alarm without being...

 

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