North Dakota’s oil industry has been good for that state’s economy, generating more than $12 billion in economic activity, according to the state's Department of Commerce.
With an average annual wage for an oil industry employee of approximately $89,020, the boom is luring job seekers in record numbers from across the country to North Dakota's oil fields.
Rep. Ben Lien (DFL-Moorhead), whose legislative district borders North Dakota, sponsors a bill that calls for a study which would put forward policy recommendations on how Minnesota can respond to the challenges and opportunities presented by oil production in North Dakota.
It’s our Starting Line bill for the week. Watch it here.
'A very successful session?' Or, 'a debacle?' The reviews are mixed in the immediate aftermath of the 2018 session.
Introduced in March 2017 by Rep. Mary Kunesh-Podein (DFL-New Brighton) and Sen. Carolyn Laine (DFL-Columbia Heights), HF2470/SF2259, aims to stop the cycle of opioid misuse and addiction through education.
The conference committee tasked with hammering out the differences that divide the House and Senate on a laundry list of major issues met for the first time Tuesday afternoon.
Republican legislative majority offers mixed reactions to proposed tax system overhauls and DMV fixes.
The latest numbers are a $517 million swing from the November forecast
The state’s latest economic forecast projects a budget deficit of $188 million for the current two-year biennium, and a $586 million deficit for the 2020-21 biennium
The budget process explained — and why it matters