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The state reported the annual statistics on who received an abortion in the state a week after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the constitutional right to an abortion.
Minnesota is set to become an island in the region for abortion access and providers said that nonprofit clinics alone might not be able to handle all patients seeking services.
Latvian Prime Minister Arturs Krišjānis Kariņš met with Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz Wednesday ahead of a six-day Latvian song and dance festival in St. Paul.
Gov. Tim Walz said he would dip into the remaining American Rescue Plan funds on Tuesday after negotiations about a special session to debate billions of dollars in supplemental spending and tax relief failed.

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During a news conference on Tuesday, the Democratic-Farmer-Labor governor said voters would have a large say in future access to abortion in Minnesota and asked them to back his reelection bid.
Work needed at the new clinic location in Moorhead includes replacement of an outdated heating, ventilation and air conditioning system. The new site will also need a security system with cameras and motion detectors.
Minnesota could become an island for abortion access in the Midwest in the wake of Supreme Court decision on abortion.
Nonprofits, developers, construction workers and local leaders urged state lawmakers to extend the historic tax credit before it sunsets on June 30.
Legislative leaders and the governor met in private this week to finish bills that didn't get over the finish line before the Legislature adjourned last month. Gov. Tim Walz has said he wants to call a special session if the leaders can finish a deal on the spending bills.
The candidate for Minnesota governor broke with members of his party in leaving out what state lawmakers have deemed a top concern in public safety: more funding for police agencies.

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The state auto dealer association said the rule set to take effect in 2024 would force car dealers to carry more electric and hybrid vehicles than customers would want, spurring losses.
The Senate Subcommittee on Ethical Conduct met Wednesday to take up complaints about Minneapolis Sen. Omar Fateh. The complaints were brought forth by seven GOP senators.
The state opened the online portal Wednesday for front-line workers to apply for $750 checks from Minnesota. The deadline to apply is July 22.

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