Jim Ragsdale

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

Recent content from Jim Ragsdale

Minnesota Poll shows support for DFL tax hikes

Poll respondents were divided by age, location and along party lines.

Updated: June 18, 2013, - 05:38 AM

Red State v. Blue in Wisconsin-Minnesota rivalry

From health care to taxes, Minnesota and Wisconsin are on sharply different paths.

Updated: June 08, 2013, - 10:27 PM

New challenge to child-care union vote

A second legal challenge has been filed to block a home care unionization effort authorized by the Legislature and Gov....

Updated: June 05, 2013, - 10:12 PM

Jesse Ventura: 2016 best shot for independent presidential run

He says the open seat would offer the best shot for an independent candidate. And he’d like Howard Stern as...

Updated: May 31, 2013, - 11:27 PM

May 31: Graves follows Bachmann out of 6th District race

Without lightning-rod Bachmann, district seen as uphill battle for Dems.

Updated: May 31, 2013, - 10:47 PM

Anti-union child care providers sue to block union

Legal battle over child-care unions begins as political battle ends.

Updated: May 29, 2013, - 10:10 PM

All-day kindergarten is a go for fall 2014

Gov. Mark Dayton signed a wide-ranging school funding bill that includes money to provide all-day kindergarten starting in fall 2014.

Updated: May 22, 2013, - 08:54 PM

DFL and GOP dissect one-party Minnesota legislative session

The two parties saw it as either “progress” or “overreach.”

Updated: May 21, 2013, - 11:20 PM

Minnesota unions win big victory at Capitol

Child-care vote comes as union power declines in most states.

Updated: May 20, 2013, - 10:10 PM

All-nighters are popular but exhausting at State Capitol

Working through the night has left legislators and aides bleary-eyed.

Updated: May 19, 2013, - 11:36 PM

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