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Judge, whose wife is Dayton advisor and Met Council PR firm owner, will rule...

U.S. District Court Judge John Tunheim will be ruling on the Met Council's objection to making public email communication regarding the Southwest LRT. Tunheim's wife has a client list that includes the Met Council and she's also a senior advisor to Governor Mark Dayton. Is there a conflict of interest?

No Freedom of Speech Rights During ISD 833 School Board Meeting

South Washington County School District 833 created controversy when the School Board removed the Public Comment time from the Jan. 21, 2016 meeting agenda and also ejected two concerned parents from the meeting.

Democrat House Member’s Children benefited from Scholarship fund he manages

State Representative Joe Atkins, (D-Inver Grove Heights) is in the hot seat after the Star Tribune reported that all three of his children received college scholarships from the BEST Foundation, a charity arm of the Inver Grove Heights school district where Atkins has been employed as executive director for the last 20 years.

Is a Gas Tax Increase Coming in 2016?

Despite saying late last year that a gas tax increase would not happen, Governor Mark Dayton seems to be reconsidering. With the legislature set to reconvene in March, the issue is sure to be a hot topic. Choosing to increase the gas tax or not to will have consequences for Minnesotans,

Bonding bust, Nicollet Mall project gets one bidder

A project that was supposed to cost $50 million is is now projected at $74 million. The City of Minneapolis will go back out to bid and possibly scale back the Nicollet Mall rehab.

Top Lawmaker Releases Legislative Package to Make Government More Open

A top lawmaker at Minnesota's capitol is attempting to make the State Legislature "more open and accessible to the public."

State Senate Candidate Jim Abeler Discusses Campaign Promises, Gas Tax, State Surplus, and More

Alpha News interviews former state representative Jim Abeler, who is running for Minnesota State Senate in District 35.  Abeler won the Republican nomination in...

Professors could be Unionized at U of M by spring

Nearly 4,000 new union members could join the ranks of SEIU at the state's largest University. The desire for better benefits and more job stability is causing the unionization of faculty members all over the country. What will be the impact on taxpayers?

Citizens Respond to Leaked Lake Elmo Report

Citizens are responding to a controversial and confidential report leaked out of the Lake Elmo City Council last Friday...

Marco Rubio Fundraising in Minnesota & Announces Leadership Team

2016 GOP Presidential hopeful Marco Rubio holds fundraiser and announces his Minnesota Campaign Leadership Team.