Yesterday, with a 120-11 vote, the Minnesota House approved another synthetic drug crackdown. The bill criminalizes 250 more chemicals, slaps more severe penalties on those who sell synthetic pot, and streamlines the process by which the state Pharmacy Board can add new chemicals to the illegal l ... More >>
State Rep. Tom Rukavina, D-Virginia, may be a small guy, but he was prepared to "take it outside" yesterday in response to a GOP Representative's claim that the DFL "stuck it to the middle class."After Rep. Pat Garofalo, R-Farmington, made that comment, a heated argument with Rukavina ensued that ... More >>
Magnetation, a Nashwauk, Minnesota-based mining company, is kind of like the ungrateful date you spend too much money on, only to see him/her spurn you for another lover. In 2008, the company received a $1 million grant from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, money t ... More >>
Suddenly loving federal cash.Yesterday, Gov. Tim Pawlenty was loving federal spending. Not the kind to help all Minnesotans with their health care costs, however. Just the kind to help southern Minnesota recover from floods. The former isn't a priority, he says. He won't even allow state a ... More >>
MAK faces her toughest test yet, but could make history
Screenshot via Star TribuneThey get the best special deliveries at the Star Tribune. Yesterday? Tom Rukavina's boxers. The DFL candidate for governor's state director, Steve Cerkvenik, dropped off the bright blue, union-made shorts on Portland Avenue yesterday, and Rachel Stassen-Berger was ... More >>
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