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Gov. Tim Walz and DFL lawmakers said that lawmakers should weigh changes to the state's gun laws during a special session, while Republicans noted that mental health was a more pressing issue in the Uvalde, Texas, shooting.
A temporary statewide ban on poultry events and exhibitions has been extended a second time, this time until July 1. It includes all poultry swaps, fairs, exhibitions and other events where live poultry and susceptible birds are brought together and then disperse.
A true melting pot, East African restaurant in St. Paul finds popularity among all cultures, nationalities
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U.S. law requires jury pools to represent a fair cross section of the community. Yet people of color are less likely to make it into the jury pool compared to white residents, even though most defendants are people of color. It's a decades-old issue that has defied solutions.

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The Minnesota legislative session fizzled to a close on Monday with many top issues left unresolved.
Mental health advocates and public safety officials said the funding could help those in crisis and close gaps for those deemed incompetent to stand trial.
Navigating MSP program includes using ground transportation, getting through security, getting in and out of plane seats — everything but getting off the ground, in preparation for an actual trip
The inventory of flocks in Minnesota diagnosed with H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza now stands at 62 sites, with a total of 2,718,082 birds affected, according to the Minnesota Board of Animal Health. Two additional infection sites were announced Friday, April 29.
The call for an investigation comes after reports that Sen. Omar Fateh carried legislation for a group that endorsed him and a campaign volunteer was convicted in federal court.
Roughly 667,000 Minnesotans could receive the checks if they apply. And the state expected to start sending them out beginning in September.

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Here's a look at what happened in the final weekend of the legislative session and what could happen next.
The GOP candidates addressed hundreds gathered Monday on the Capitol steps after Scott Jensen and several others officially registered with the scretary of state to run in 2022. Jensen, a former state senator and Chaska family-practice physician skeptical of COVID-19 vaccines and restrictions, started campaigning for governor in 2021.
Unvaccinated seniors are about four times as likely to die and five times as likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19 compared to vaccinated and boosted peers, the data shows

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