Minnesota

Minnesota’s ‘Line 3’ Renews Pipeline Politics

Progressive 2020 Dems stake out hardline position

pipeline protestThe progressive wing of Democratic presidential contenders is staking out a hardline position on a pipeline replacement project in Minnesota, a position that is further left than many local Democrats in the state and could pinch more centrist Democrats on the national level.

Ilhan Omar Marriage Flummoxes Media Fact-Checkers

The 'baseless smear' that can't be debunked

Media outlets scrambled to prove false the accusation that Rep. Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) married her brother after President Donald Trump mentioned it, but none have been able to definitively reach an answer, largely due to Omar's unwillingness to provide information.

Nearly $267,000 of Minnesota Taxpayer Money Given to ‘Tonight Show’

Snowbate program creates a 20 to 25 percent refundable tax credit

The Tonight Show told the state it spent more than $3 million to air in Minnesota, including a $162,000 paycheck for host Jimmy Fallon. Records obtained by Minnesota Public Radio via public records request indicate the show also pocketed $266,834.50 through a Minnesota government rebate program amid questionable eligibility.

Democrats Lash Out at Millionaire Food-Stamp Whistleblower

Minnesota man exposed loophole, but Democrats say he committed fraud

food stamps snapDemocrats in a House agriculture subcommittee lashed out at a retired millionaire who applied for and received food stamps in an effort to prove that eligibility for the government benefits in his home state of Minnesota were too lax and could be easily exploited.