Minnesota's state band, a Somali youth group and monarch butterflies all have allies in the state House.
They're part of a funding bill passed 97-31 Thursday that directs
Lawmakers carved out $200,000 to help Somali group Ka Joog (kuh-JOAG) offer arts and mentorship programs across Minnesota. They also guaranteed
Rep. Phyllis Kahn fought for butterflies. The Minneapolis Democrat tacked on a provision that requires many agencies receiving money to grow plants that benefit monarchs and avoid using pesticides.
Lawmakers have a few weeks left to finalize the state's budget.