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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
DFL lawmakers fast-tracked abortion protections through the Capitol to get a bill to the governor’s desk. Gov. Tim Walz said signing the protections into law is a top priority.

The Northern Lights Express, or NLX, would connect downtown Minneapolis to the St. Louis County Depot in Duluth. Stops are planned in Coon Rapids, Cambridge, Hinckley and Superior, Wis. 
The proposals called for expanding affordable health care by establishing a MinnesotaCare public option and more than a billion dollars in affordable housing proposals over the next four years.
The first piece of climate legislation to see significant movement this session is a bill that would require Minnesota utilities to have 100% carbon-free electricity generation by 2040.
DFL lawmakers are fast-tracking abortion protections through the capitol. House members voted 69-65 Thursday to pass their version of the bill, with just one DFLer joining Republicans in opposition.
Billions would go to support a paid family and medical leave program and other projects aimed at improving Minnesota’s competitiveness.
While Minnesota’s labor force grew slightly in the last month of 2022, the state lost jobs overall, according to the Department of Employment and Economic Development.
American Medical Association: Conversion therapy can result in "significant psychological distress," depression, anxiety, self-blame, lowered self-esteem and sexual dysfunction.
Sen. Heather Gustafson, DFL Vadnais Heights, said the bill would ease financial stress on families and help students thrive in school.
The $12 billion package includes billions in additional education spending, including more than $800 million for universal lunch for public school students.
If signed into law by the governor, hairstyles and textures would be added to the definition of race in the Minnesota Human Rights Act, offering protections for “braids, locs and twists.”