politics

House Passes Health Care Bill
The House of Representatives voted on Thursday in favor of the American Health Care Act, which would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, which is commonly known as Obamacare. Congressional Republicans took a step forward in their years-long quest to repeal the Obamacare, the 2010 law that re…
Walz to Run for Governor
First U.S. Congressional District Rep. Timothy Walz announced Monday he would retire from Congress and run for governor of Minnesota.
The former Mankato West High School geography teacher is serving his fifth term in office and had a close race last fall with GOP candidate Jim Hagedorn...
Elect vs. Appoint County Auditor
The Rice County Board of Commissioners meeting as a committee of the whole discussed whether the County Recorder position should be elected or appointed.
The County Board previously discussed having the County Auditor/Treasurer be an appointed rather than elected position also...
Is $31,140 Enough For Part-Time?
Last election Minnesotans voted for a constitutional amendment taking the power to increase lawmaker salaries away from the lawmakers.
A citizen's commission that people volunteer to sit on is making the determination now, and even former Minnesota lawmakers can't agree on whether a raise i…