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Alex Derosier

Minnesota Reporter

Alex Derosier covers Minnesota breaking news and state government for Forum News Service. He previously spent almost three years as a digital producer and news editor for the Forum of Fargo-Moorhead. Before that, he worked at The Associated Press in Raleigh, N.C., and contributed research to investigations at CBS News in Washington, D.C. He can be reached via email at aderosier@forumcomm.com.

Languages spoken: English

Recent articles by Alex Derosier
While Democrats in the House and Senate have not yet rolled out their priorities for the 2023 legislative session, Gov. Tim Walz and prominent DFL lawmakers have already expressed support for legalization.

New job numbers from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development show seasonally-adjusted unemployment held at 1.8% in July, holding at an all-time low reached in June.
The top priority for Minnesota anti-abortion groups following the overturning of Roe v. Wade is winning elections in November. But even with the state Legislature and governor's office, passing sweeping bans could be a far reach.
Officials identified the case through initial testing at the state public health laboratory on Saturday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is working on final confirmation.
Regardless of how bad individual years are, the Minnesota Department of Health is not as concerned with year-to-year trends as it is concerned with the big picture over time, said agency tick disease specialist Elizabeth Schiffman.
“No one who travels from another state to seek an abortion that’s legal in Minnesota is going to be prosecuted,” the attorney general said. “I will oppose extradition requests from other states for people who’ve engaged in legal conduct in Minnesota.”
Despite the state of Minnesota recognizing Christina Lusk as a woman, the state corrections department placed her in a men’s prison, exposing her to discrimination and harassment, according to a lawsuit filed this week by a Minnesota gender equity nonprofit.
With above-normal fire activity expected in Canada, the region can expect smoky air this summer. But drought conditions in Minnesota have improved so the likelihood of major wildfires within the state is lower, according to a Minnesota Pollution Control Agency forecast released Tuesday, April 26.
St. Paul’s push to explore reparations for descendants of Black slaves and victims of discriminatory housing practices represents a newer type of push on the issue.
Illegal prison tattooing can spread hepatitis and HIV. By taking the process into the light, Minnesota corrections officials hope to stop the spread of disease and give prisoners new skills. The state wants a licensed artist with at least three years of experience and a “strong, well-rounded portfolio" to help start a legal prison body art program.
The Elk River man went into a coma and went into kidney failure after being injected with ketamine while struggling with police, according to the complaint filed in Minnesota U.S. District Court.