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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
The DFL proposal’s emphasis on a “community-centered” response to violence that includes proposed funding for restorative justice and social service centers stands in contrast to Republican public safety proposals for this session, which include harsher sentences for certain offenses.

The seven-day rolling average positive test rate reached 23.7%.
House Climate Caucus Chair Patty Acomb, DFL-Minnetonka, said 2021 was yet another year of extreme weather events offering a preview of the climate in years to come unless lawmakers take bold action on the environment.
After dipping slightly in late December, the number of hospitalizations for COVID-19 started to grow again amid a wave of new cases driven by the highly contagious omicron variant of the virus.
Prosecutors said Trenea Deshawn Davis recruited family members and friends to feign and exaggerate medical conditions in order to qualify for personal care assistants. They then falsely reported care services and split the money, according to the attorney general.
The state has reached 11,000 deaths from the virus.
ST. PAUL — U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Kevin Cramer are in Ukraine this week to reaffirm U.S. commitment to protecting the country from Russian aggression.
Minnesota's legislative session begins Jan. 31, and with a Feb. 15 deadline looming and few signs of compromise, it's likely a judicial panel will make the final call on the state's new maps for congressional and legislative districts.
Weekly average positive test rates continued to climb, reaching 21.6%
After seeing negative impacts on learning and student mental health during sustained periods of distance learning over the pandemic, going back online is a move school leaders are still reluctant to take.
Weekly average positive test rates continued to climb, reaching 20.7%