Jim Ragsdale

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

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Audit questions Minnesota Education Department computer security

State’s legislative auditor says security controls are inadequate.

Updated: August 30, 2013, - 11:50 PM

Secret list was released in error, Brodkorb’s lawyers say

Senate’s legal team wants suit tossed, claims airing was intentional.

Updated: August 22, 2013, - 09:29 PM

Capitol debate triggers show of guns

Minnesota’s emotional battle over guns heated up with testimony on whether to allow civilians to carry guns to meetings at the Capitol.

Updated: August 20, 2013, - 11:54 PM

Amy Klobuchar follows trail of presidential candidates to Iowa

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar followed the well-worn political trail to Iowa Friday, firing up Democrats feasting on chicken wings and anti-GOP rhetoric and waving off presidential aspirations with a smile and a nod to Hillary Clinton.

Updated: August 17, 2013, - 12:48 PM

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton questions limiting guns in Capitol

He says the weapons screening system at U.S. Capitol has “chilling effect” on public involvement.

Updated: August 14, 2013, - 09:53 PM

State panel to debate gun carrying on Capitol grounds

Most states in region have stricter policies on firearm allowance.

Updated: August 13, 2013, - 09:53 PM

Two Minnesota public employee unions ratify new contracts

About 32,000 workers will get 3 percent annual pay raises and will pay more for health insurance.

Updated: August 12, 2013, - 07:37 PM

Aug. 11: Doubts about Wilfs complicate stadium talks

The governor and the Sports Facilities Authority are poring over the final details of the deal.

Updated: August 11, 2013, - 07:43 AM

Dropout age raised by legislator who dropped out

State Sen. Chuck Wiger, who quit school to join the circus, lobbied hard to raise compulsory attendance age.

Updated: August 10, 2013, - 10:17 PM

Aug. 9: Dayton questions business dealings of Vikings owners

The governor wants assurance that stadium dealings are “truthful and accurate.”

Updated: August 10, 2013, - 10:16 PM

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