The Minnesota House of Representatives passed a bonding package that would set aside roughly 1.9 billion dollars for projects around the state. Both bills required a supermajority to pass, and now go on to the Minnesota Senate.
The Minnesota Supreme Court has upheld state laws that prohibit people with felony convictions from voting until they finish their parole, and put the burden on the Legislature to decide whether voting rights should be restored when people leave prison.
The Hennepin County jury deliberated less than two hours before convicting 29-year-old Julissa Thaler of first-degree murder on Wednesday in the killing of Eli Hart, just 10 days after she regained custody of him.
Police say three children whose bodies were found in a suburban Minneapolis lake over the holiday weekend died in drownings that were classified as homicides, and their mother died of a drowning that was suicide.
The Minnesota Board of Animal Health has released its temporary poultry exhibition ban, beginning today. The ban previously included all poultry events where live poultry and susceptible birds were brought together and then dispersed.