Jim Ragsdale

State Capitol reporter | Minnesota state government/politics
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Special session of Minnesota Legislature for storm relief possible

Gov. Mark Dayton’s office is considering convening the Legislature for a one-day session with a narrow agenda.

Updated: August 01, 2013, - 09:47 PM

Minnesota weddings start a new day for gay marriage

Couples celebrated their new right to wed in midnight ceremonies across the state.

Updated: August 01, 2013, - 05:00 PM

July 29: Minnesota's child-care union fight heating up

Judge ruled lawsuits to halt unionization effort were premature. Now opposing camps will try to get their messages out to...

Updated: July 29, 2013, - 09:26 PM

New technology to be tested at Minnesota electoral polls

Cities’ task force to see if technology can provide a solution to the battle over Minnesota’s voting system.

Updated: July 27, 2013, - 10:15 PM

Hotdish Politics: Zimmerman verdict recalls Minnesota debate

Last weekend’s acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla., calls to mind Minnesota’s...

Updated: July 20, 2013, - 06:58 PM

Minnesota's child care union battle moves into federal court

A hearing in front of a top federal judge debated the right to vote against the status and rights of...

Updated: July 19, 2013, - 08:06 AM

Both parties unite to give ex-felons a second chance

A national movement to rethink crime and punishment is gaining a foothold in Minnesota, pushing the state toward policies that...

Updated: July 08, 2013, - 08:32 AM

Hot Dish Politics: Supreme Court election ruling's effect could be far-reaching

One aspect that links the case with Minnesota concerns voter ID — the politically charged requirement that all voters show photo identification at the polls.

Updated: June 29, 2013, - 06:26 PM

Minnesota gay rights activists exult in ruling; foes say fight continues

As a result of the Supreme Court’s decision, when same-sex marriages begin in Minnesota on Aug. 1, they will be recognized by the federal government for such purposes as taxes, immigration and Social Security.

Updated: June 27, 2013, - 02:50 PM

Minnesota Poll finds day-care union bill unpopular in state

The new law allows care providers to unionize. A total of 46 percent of those polled disagree with the decision, while 41 percent support it and 13 percent are unsure.

Updated: June 21, 2013, - 06:31 AM

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