October 29, 2020

Pat Kessler WCCO-TV political reporter for 36 years is retiring after the 2020 Election. Kessler covered the death of Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey, the election of former professional wrestler Jesse Ventura and the plane crash of Senator Paul Wellstone. At the Sta...

October 13, 2020

On Columbus Day the stone pedestal that honors Christopher Columbus on the Capitol grounds is all that is left of the memorial immigrant Italians had erected to the explorer. Protesters pulled down the statue of Columbus because it was considered a symbol of genocide a...

September 14, 2020

As quiet as the halls of the Capitol, the fourth special session of 2020 quietly made history. The fourth special session was much like the past three special sessions. The House voted to uphold Gov. Tim Walz’s emergency powers and the Senate voted to revoke the Gov’s...

September 10, 2020

My father, Pfc. C. J. Olmscheid, was a member of the Army 82nd Airborne 325th Glider Infantry Regiment (GIR) Company F. He served in North Africa, Sicily, and glided in behind German lines on D-day. The 82nd fought for 33 days in Normandy and received for it actions of...

August 31, 2020

The 109th annual MSF Fine Arts Exhibition will go down as a one-of-a-kind art show because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  This year’s show can be viewed by taking a video tour or by limited in-person viewing.  Social distancing and masks are required for entry and attendan...

August 19, 2020

Signs taped to the doors of the Capitol tell anyone going inside the building that wearing a mask is required. The building still hasn’t opened for public tours. But the art of the Capitol has taken on a new look in the spirit of Mask Up Minnesota.

August 16, 2020

Speaker Melissa Hortman gaveled the House to order for the third special session of 2020. The special session was necessary to extend Gov. Tim Walz’s executive emergency powers related to the Covid-19 pandemic. After three tries the Senate failed again to take away Gov...

July 21, 2020

Work is getting done on the outside of the Capitol by a workman while inside the Capitol legislators passed two resolutions but no one really knows what progress is being made on bonding, taxes and police accountability. A police accountability package may be the close...

July 15, 2020

Minority Leader Kurt Daudt, left, and Rep. Tim O’Driscoll, right, enter the House Chamber for the second special session of 2020. Gov. Tim Walz called the special session to have the peacetime emergency extended for another thirty days. During this special session the...

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