In a sign that the Democratic governor and the Republicans who control the Legislature can get along, Gov. Mark Dayton Monday announced that he had reached an agreement on alternative teacher licensure.
"The definition of compromise is a final solution in which neither party gets everything it wants," Dayton wrote in a letter to the House and Senate education committee chairs. "It is vitally important that we continue to work together so that we continue to move forward with the important work ahead of us."
Both Republicans and Dayton saw the ability to reach agreement on the teaching program, which would allow non-traditional teachers into classrooms, as an important sign that bipartisan agreement was possible. When Democrats controlled the Legislature and Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty pushed the idea of alternative licenses they could not find accord.
Although this year's politicians were able to agree on the controversial policy piece, there are few signs of agreement on the state's looming deficit.
Amid reports that Donald Trump was in danger of not getting on Minnesota's presidential ballot, the Trump campaign says everything is in order and voters will have a chance to cast their ballot for him in November.
Interest groups spent less slightly money lobbying state government in 2015 than in the previous year, according to a report released Wednesday by the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board.
Hillary Clinton said Friday the charitable programs of her family foundation would continue, perhaps through partnerships with other organizations, if she's elected president, even as critics argue that would present a conflict of interest.
Hillary Clinton said Thursday that Donald Trump has unleashed the "radical fringe" within the Republican Party, including anti-Semites and white supremacists, dubbing the billionaire businessman's campaign as one that will "make America hate again."