New Minnesota laws to take effect on July 1

Starting July 1, Minnesotans who rape their spouses can be charged with sexual assault, wage theft becomes a crime and drug manufacturers will help shoulder the state's costs of responding to the opioid epidemic.

Gov. Walker proposes welfare changes

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker unveiled new proposals to the state's welfare program, and the changes could affect thousands in La Crosse County.

Minn. GOP health bill won't bank on federal action

Republican lawmakers negotiating a health and welfare spending package have decided they won't count on big savings from a state health care overhaul that requires federal approval.