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MPR reporter covering gov't & politics. I'm a dad. I'm a husband. I'm a cuse alum. I like to chase a white ball on green grass. tscheck@mpr.org

Bernie Sanders to make second visit to Minnesota

Police union's ad campaign to highlight Minnesota cops' good work

mprnews.org — The Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association says a new public relations campaign that includes paid advertising will highlight the work officers do in their communities. "Their whole desire is to make their communities a better place," said MPPOA Executive Director Dennis Flaherty.

Minneapolis citizens speak up about police body cameras

mprnews.org — Citizens in Minneapolis had their first chance Saturday to comment on whether they think police should wear body cameras. The Minneapolis Police Conduct Oversight Commission, which advises the department on policy, held its first public hearing on body cameras in north Minneapolis.

Catholic pastor calls for release of Archdiocese's internal investigation into Nienstedt

mprnews.org — Father John Bauer said releasing the details of the internal investigation into Nienstedt is imperative if the Archdiocese will be able to move forward.

State reaches contract deals with two largest unions

blogs.mprnews.org — Minnesota's two largest public employee unions announced Friday that they have reached a contract agreement with the state of Minnesota. The agreement, announced by the Minnesota Association of Professional Employees and AFSCME Council 5, would increase salaries by 2.5 percent for each of the next two years.

Science Museum to seek state funds for repairs on 15-year-old building

mprnews.org — The Science Museum of Minnesota needs $26 million to repair and replace parts of its 15-year-old building. Museum officials say a design flaw has caused significant water damage to the building and unless the problem is fixed the building will see more damage.

Flanagan running unopposed for Winkler’s seat

blogs.mprnews.org — Democrat Peggy Flanagan is facing no opposition in her bid to replace state Rep. Ryan Winkler, DFL-Golden Valley. Flanagan was the only candidate to file by yesterday's deadline to run in the special election for Minnesota House District 46A. Winkler announced this month that he's retiring from the Legislature.

Legislature approves utility rate cuts for big business

mprnews.org — A jobs and energy budget bill signed by Gov. Mark Dayton cuts rates for mining companies, paper mills and steel mills in northern Minnesota. But residential and small business rates will rise.

Profile: Archbishop Bernard Hebda, temporary caretaker of the Twin Cities archdiocese

mprnews.org — Listen Reporter Tom Scheck talks with MPR News' Tom Crann The man who will serve as a temporary caretaker for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is an Ivy League-educated attorney with working-class Rust Belt roots - and a high-profile archdiocese job in his sights.

Special session comes to an end, government shutdown avoided

blogs.mprnews.org — For the first time in 110 years the Legislature held a session outside the Capitol, across the street in the State Office Building while the House and Senate chambers undergo renovation. Relationships between DFLers may also need some rebuilding. The divisions among Democrats were on full display during the special session in the state Senate.
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Jul 01, 2015

RT @curtisgilbert: Local officials endorse $250M in #SWLRT cuts, short of $341M target. Balance would come from accounting gimmicks, local contributions

Jul 01, 2015

RT @Stowydad: Dayton on MPR: "These are my decisions, people can disagree with them." Calls a sensitive issue past Govs avoided "I'll take the hit for it"

Jul 01, 2015

RT @Stowydad: Dayton says on @MPRnews that cabinet raises will mirror those he instituted in Jan, with exception of PUC. #mnleg

Jul 01, 2015

RT @CathyWurzer: NewzBits: Mn. medical cannabis program starts. @GovMarkDayton raises commish pay to almost same level as January. Deets @ 7:45a @MPRnews

Jun 30, 2015

RT @BrandtMPR: "Until 1977, two Minnesota lakes went by the vile epithet known as the N-word." mprnews.org/story/2015/06/… via @mprnews

Jun 30, 2015

RT @curtisgilbert: Libraries take a page from corporate America, mining data to learn more about their customers. #StPaul mprnews.org/story/2015/06/…

Jun 30, 2015

RT @MPRnews: Activists want a new name for Lake Calhoun, but it's not alone: Several Minn. lakes have been renamed over the years. ow.ly/OYBmK

Jun 30, 2015

RT @nytimes: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has been working in support of the global tobacco industry nyti.ms/1RPo5BP pic.twitter.com/WeKdpzPtFh

Jun 30, 2015

RT @PostRoz: At $65k, Chelsea's fee for univ speech was more than Cokie Roberts ($40k), Gloria Steinem ($30k). w/ @PhilipRucker wapo.st/1JnTB7O

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