The Department of Natural Resources got most of the money it requested from the Legislature, and its head credits an outcry by Minnesotans who hunt, fish, use state parks and ride snowmobiles and ATVs.
With Governor Mark Dayton's John Hancock on the Legislature's bonding bill, St. Cloud State University can start renovating Eastman Hall. Lawmakers approved just over $18,500,000 in bond funding to go toward renovating the facility.
Minnesota health officials say there are almost 70 confirmed cases of measles in the state so far this year, and a state lawmaker is hoping to make it harder for parents to opt out of vaccinating their children.