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Josie Albertson-Grove covers politics and government for the Star Tribune.

Josie Albertson-Grove has covered state and local government for the Star Tribune since 2022. She has covered state government and the western suburbs. Albertson-Grove spent several years as a reporter in New England, most recently covering education and politics at the New Hampshire Union Leader. Albertson-Grove received a master's from the Columbia Journalism School with a focus in investigative reporting, and has a bachelor's in political science from Beloit College. She is a graduate of St. Paul Central High School and lives in Minneapolis.


Minnesota Investment Board passes climate resolution, but pro-Palestinian protesters want more

Protesters said the logic of the board's resolution to consider longer-term risks like climate change could also be applied to the risks posed by war.


Minnesota Legislature's 2024 session ends in anger and acrimony

Republicans complained of being shut out of negotiations and shouting matches erupted on the floors as Democrats passed their final bills.


Minnesota Legislature approves minimum pay for Uber and Lyft drivers

DFL leaders say the deal reached on eve of the Legislature's denouement will prevent the companies from leaving Minneapolis on July 1.


House bill setting pay for Uber, Lyft drivers could be amended to remove rates

House leaders say negotiations over the the hotly debated bill are ongoing and Gov. Tim Walz's office is still signaling hesitation.


St. Paul 18-year-old killed in Inver Grove Heights crash

The young man died at the scene, officials say.


Minneapolis rideshare controversy shows growing power of progressive Democrats

Gov. Walz's administration signals it is not comfortable with a compromise bill as Uber and Lyft threaten to leave.


Driver pay bill advances as Uber and Lyft pitch much-lower rates

A compromise between leaders in the Legislature and the Minneapolis City Council is moving through committees, as the companies continue threats to leave the state.


Legislators say they have a deal on Uber and Lyft driver pay, but companies object

Pay rates in the compromise are below the Minneapolis council ordinance and below what drivers' advocacy groups wanted, but driver group calls it a show of good faith.


Minneapolis English teacher named Minnesota Teacher of the Year 2024

Washburn High School's Tracy Byrd, who helps kids who lost so much during the pandemic, is Education Minnesota's 60th Teacher of the Year.


Education funding bill would pay for training on literacy programs

State money could fund overtime, subs while teachers learn how to use new phonics-centric reading curriculum.