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"After we shed a few communal tears, we wiped them and we took a deep breath, and we got to work,” a women's health clinic employee told a crowd of hundreds who gathered outside the federal courthouse in downtown Minneapolis Friday evening. “Because we have to give the same care to the patients we saw yesterday and to the patients we saw today because we still need abortion care.”
Minnesota could become an island for abortion access in the Midwest in the wake of Supreme Court decision on abortion.
District officials expect to operate with revenues exceeding expenditures in the coming fiscal year.
City clerk receives questions after resignation leaves sewer district catching up.

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“No one who travels from another state to seek an abortion that’s legal in Minnesota is going to be prosecuted,” the attorney general said. “I will oppose extradition requests from other states for people who’ve engaged in legal conduct in Minnesota.”
Minnesota’s 2024 presidential primary is scheduled to take place on March 5, but that could change after a key body of the Democratic National Committee meets in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday and Thursday. A decision could come as early as this summer, but Minnesota Republicans would have to agree to a change.
Most federal career politicians end up very wealthy. They make good salaries. They have great health insurance and very nice retirement packages. They typically develop political action committees that cover expenses the government doesn’t pay. When they retire, they can donate campaign funds they have accumulated throughout the years to their own non- profits and administer the funds.
Median lawn mowing poses surprising challenge.

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Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz is floating a proposal to double the original $500 "Walz checks" he pitched earlier this year. But the odds of that happening appear slim as lawmakers failed to reach a deal to return to the Capitol for a special legislative session.
Senate District 6 includes parts of Cass County, including Ponto Lake Township in the Echo Journal coverage area; the northern two-thirds of Crow Wing County; and parts of Itasca County
Current policies focus on extracurricular sports

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