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GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS

The plan greenlights a variety of projects with money from Minnesota's outdoor heritage, clean water, parks and trails and cultural heritage funds.
The Amnesty report calls for full restoration of tribal jurisdiction over crimes committed in Indian country, and increased funding for prosecution, law enforcement and health care.
With just a week left in the legislative session, the leaders set out their broad parameters for how the money should be spent and said conference committees would determine specifics for how the funds would go out over the coming days.
Cory Hepola and Tamara Uselman will make public appearances together on Tuesday morning, May 17, in St. Paul and at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Moorhead Public Library.

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What's coming up for Pope-Douglas Solid Waste Management
Five candidates for governor sought the party endorsement at the GOP state convention in Rochester. By the ninth round of voting, Jensen, a family practice physician and former state senator skeptical of COVID-19 lockdowns and vaccine mandates, bested former congressional candidate Kendall Qualls.
 “As we continue to fight COVID-19 by getting vaccinated, getting tested and treated, and staying home when sick, we lower our flags to remember, honor, and mourn those we have lost,” says Gov. Tim Walz
The 36-year-old attorney describes himself as a political outsider and law and order candidate. In his acceptance speech, Schultz criticized incumbent Democratic-Farmer-Labor Attorney General Keith Ellison’s handling of the rise of violent crime in the state.
What's coming up for the Douglas County Board of Commissioners and Pope Douglas Solid Waste.
More than 2,000 delegates on Friday picked endorsements for attorney general, secretary of state and auditor. They'll take up the governor's endorsement Saturday morning.

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Democrats in the GOP-led chamber said they moved to bring the bills to the floor without committee approval following the leak of a draft U.S. Supreme Court opinion on abortion.
The contracts of tens of thousands of state employees were approved last year and the Minnesota House of Representatives approved them but the Senate has not.
It’s a significant development for the state’s growing craft brewing and distilling industries, which have been pushing for years to expand what they can sell directly from their operations. Distilleries want to be able to sell larger bottles, and the state’s biggest craft breweries have wanted fewer restrictions on the sale of growlers, the large glass bottles typically used to carry draft beer poured from taphouses.

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