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.
Republicans who control the Legislature struck out on their own Friday, planning to pass a budget without Dayton's approval. The two sides had been meeting all week to hash out a deal but made little progress in agreeing to a $45 billion-plus budget.
Northland College announced about $3 million worth of budget cuts Tuesday, catching many students by surprise. Some reacted by camping out in the Ponzio Campus Center, and dozens attended a community meeting Wednesday night. Administration said the scaleback was needed to "keep Northland on firm financial footing."