The small police department in the central Minnesota town of Hutchinson has seen three patrol officers leave in recent weeks, but the chief can't hire replacements because of the state government shutdown.
Updated: July 07, 2011, - 06:42 AM
As Republican Sen. Ted Daley hustled up Yankee Doodle Road in the lineup for Eagan's Fourth of July parade, some of his constituents wondered loudly why he wasn't at the state Capitol 10 miles to the north trying to end the state government shutdown that was in its fourth day.
Updated: July 04, 2011, - 03:52 PM
Minnesota's state government is closed for business.
Updated: July 01, 2011, - 02:44 AM
The budget spat between Minnesota's Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican state lawmakers moved from the Capitol to a courtroom Thursday, with a judge warning that the stalemate threatens a state constitutional crisis with a government shutdown a week away.
Updated: June 23, 2011, - 06:31 PM
Republican legislative leaders have offered to match Gov. Mark Dayton's total spending request for the state's schools, courts and public safety but continue to insist that total spending for the next two years not exceed $34 billion.
Updated: June 06, 2011, - 07:06 PM
More than 4,600 people made reservations to visit a Minnesota state park over Independence Day last summer, and this year the 74 state parks and recreation areas are expecting as many or more visits — if the parks are open come July 1.
Updated: May 25, 2011, - 03:29 PM
The owners of the Minnesota Vikings said Tuesday the team's future is in the suburbs, announcing a deal with Ramsey County to collaborate on a $1.1 billion retractable-roof football stadium about 10 miles north of their current home at the Metrodome in downtown Minneapolis.
Updated: May 10, 2011, - 07:51 PM
A Minnesota lawmaker's speech against banning gay marriage in the state constitution has become an online hit.
Updated: May 05, 2011, - 03:34 PM
All Minnesota voters would be required to present a valid photo ID at the polls under a bill the state Senate passed Thursday despite unanimous opposition from Democrats.
Updated: April 28, 2011, - 03:28 PM