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Feds: Minnesota food scheme stole $250M; 47 people charged
Department of Justice · Minnesota

Feds: Minnesota food scheme stole $250M; 47 people charged

57% Center coverage: 147 sources
The scheme is the largest Covid-19-related fraud uncovered by investigators to date. The defendants are facing a range of charges, including conspiracy, wire fraud, money laundering, and paying and receiving illegal kickbacks. Prosecutors say the defendants used the proceeds of the scheme to buy real estate in Minnesota, Kenya and Turkey.See the Story
2022 midterm primary results: Wisconsin, Minnesota, Vermont and Connecticut
US & Canada · Minnesota

2022 midterm primary results: Wisconsin, Minnesota, Vermont and Connecticut

43% Center coverage: 30 sources
Vermont Rep. Peter Welch beat two challengers to win the Democratic Senate nomination for the seat opened up by Sen. Patrick Leahy's retirement. Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes won the Democratic nomination to take on GOP Sen. Ron Johnson in what will be one of the country's most closely watched races this fall. State Senate President Pro Tempore Becca Balint was the first woman and first LGBTQ person to lead the state Senate.See the Story
Approved frontline workers to receive $487 bonus from state
US & Canada · Saint Paul

Approved frontline workers to receive $487 bonus from state

55% Center coverage: 20 sources
More than 1 million Minnesotans have qualified for bonus checks to frontline workers to recognize their work during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the payments will be for less than $500, the governor’s office announced Monday. The state will start sending out the payments on Wednesday. The Legislature approved a total of $500 million for eligible applicants, and Gov. Tim Walz signed it into law in April.See the Story

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