Jim Ragsdale

State Capitol reporter | Minnesota state government/politics
Jim Ragsdale covers Minnesota state government and politics.

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Minn. legislators aim for quick action on flood relief

Review of $190 million in aid came before a likely Aug. 24 special session.

Updated: August 16, 2012, - 07:51 PM

Tuesday's primary sets up race for control of the Legislature

Tea Party leader Cindy Pugh, who was inspired by U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann's call to arms over health care reform, easily defeated Rep. Steve Smith.

Updated: August 15, 2012, - 10:38 AM

Vikings speak up for pro-stadium legislators

The team says it sent e-mails asking fans to support legislators who face primary challenges today.

Updated: August 14, 2012, - 12:47 AM

Partisan stalemate on labor contracts for state employees

Legislative panel unable to agree on two state union contracts.

Updated: August 09, 2012, - 11:05 PM

Flood relief tally hits $190M

Governor proposes aid package for Duluth and region; some legislators admit to "sticker shock."

Updated: August 07, 2012, - 11:18 PM

Fine print within photo ID proposal could loom large

A catchy title belies the murky nature of amendment's specifics.

Updated: August 07, 2012, - 10:47 AM

Minn. Supreme Court justices get an earful in amendment titles fight

State Supreme Court pressed both sides in dispute over names of proposed constitutional amendments on photo ID, gay marriage.

Updated: July 31, 2012, - 11:05 PM

Amendment titles go to Minn. high court today

The state Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday over what wording should describe two proposed constitutional questions.

Updated: July 31, 2012, - 06:01 AM

Hot Dish Politics: The colorful history of Minnesota's paper ballot

Before the optical scanner ushered in black-on-white ballots with all the style of a standardized test, Minnesota had color-coded voting.

Updated: July 28, 2012, - 05:39 PM

Next dispute: Should all the disabled have voting rights?

Rights of 22,000 in state are at stake in federal suit.

Updated: July 28, 2012, - 07:17 AM

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