that Associated Press story says, Minnesota Court of Appeals on Monday The Traverse County Attorney General’s attempt to appeal a judge’s decision last year that struck down most of the state’s restrictions on abortion was dismissed as unconstitutional. Ramsey County Judge Thomas Gilligan ruled last July, in a lawsuit brought by abortion rights supporters, that Minnesota’s restrictions — including a 24-hour waiting period and a requirement to notify parents — violated the state constitution under a 1995 Minnesota Supreme Court ruling.”
in the hill Reporting by Anthony GangitanoEngine and alternative energy maker Cummins is set to announce a $1 billion investment across its U.S. engine manufacturing network in Indiana, North Carolina and New York, according to the White House. The company’s announcement coincides with President Biden’s visit to Cummins’ power generation facility in Fridley, Minnesota, on Monday, which is part of the “America Investment Round.” The investment is set to modernize the facilities “so they can manufacture low-to-zero-carbon engines, helping to decarbonize the nation’s truck fleets today,” a White House official said. The official added it More than half of the medium- and heavy-duty trucks currently on the road in the United States use engines made by Cummins. “
Who is this Strider Jeremy OlsonHelp for overwhelmed Minnesota hospitals could come from a for-profit Texas company that wants to build an inpatient rehab facility in Minneapolis. Newbies Rehabilitation is seeking a state license for the 60-bed rehab hospital, which would admit patients with Strokes, traumatic brain injuries and complex medical conditions after their stabilization in general hospitals. While it is widely used in other states, the independent rehabilitation hospital will be the first in Minnesota.“
He says Diane Olick for CNBCUnexpectedly strong home sales at the beginning of this year reflected a sharp, multi-month decline in home prices. Mortgage rates swing behind. Home prices nationwide rose 0.16% in February, when adjusted seasonally, according to Black Knight. This is the strongest one-month gain since May of last year. Home prices are now down 2.6% from their peak last June. Of the 50 largest markets in the United States, 39 saw home prices rise in February. This is a quick turnaround from November, when prices were falling in 48 of the 50 markets.”
Who is this MPR’s Paul HutnerThe next low pressure system will track from eastern Colorado Tuesday morning to near the Twin Cities by Wednesday morning and then head into Lake Superior. This storm’s track is farther north than the last few systems. This means that the Twin Cities will be closer to the center of the low area and closer to The warmest southeastern quadrant of the storm. The result will produce mostly rain from the southern and eastern twin cities. The Canadian pattern is similar to several solutions producing an ice mix across central and northeastern Minnesota, with heavy snowfall continuing in northwestern and north-central Minnesota.”
Story by Ray Yost from KELO-TV In Sioux Falls, officials say this week in South Dakota: “When travel is not advised or a highway is closed, that is no reason to check and see how bad it is or use an online mapping application (app) for another route. I think the biggest problem we have is when The highway closes and (online maps app) redirects it to county roads or highways.Drivers don’t care about road closures, Shane Crone, Hand County Sheriff Miller, said a winter storm is expected across most of South Dakota again this WEEK Snow and winds could start early tonight (April 3) and last through Wednesday. There are likely hours when travel is not recommended and roads will be closed. During a recent storm, Hand County Officials had to spot a woman who was traveling from Florida to Washington. Crone said her online map directed her from the closed I-90 to other nearby roads. “It was on a remote country road,” Crone said. She ended up trapped and stuck. It was about 20 miles from the nearest town.”
for the hill Reporting by Brooke MigdonRepublicans in the North Dakota House of Representatives on Monday Failed to get enough votes to overturn Gov. Doug Burgum (R)’s veto of legislation that would have allowed state employees and educators to misrepresent transgender employees and students. The North Dakota Assembly failed to secure a 56-36 vote Monday to secure the two-thirds majority needed to override Burgum’s veto of Senate Bill 2231, which sought to prevent public schools and state government agencies from adopting policies requiring students and staff to do so. Addressing a transgender person using the pronouns that match their gender identity. Burgum objected to the measure last week, writing in a letter to North Dakota State Senate President Tammy Miller (R) that the bill would have forced teachers to “take on the role of conscience police.”
MPR Reporting by Brian Backst“top State officials and judges are set to receive successive increases If Minnesota lawmakers follow the recommendations of a bipartisan council. The pay increases, some of which were folded into the budget bill at the Capitol on Monday, include the first increases for the governor, attorney general, secretary of state, state auditor and lieutenant governor since 2016.