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
Minnesota bar owners who hope to increase their menu of gambling options, and tribal casino interests who oppose it, clashed at the state Capitol Tuesday as both sides tried to claim they want to create and protect jobs.
Updated: April 26, 2011, - 04:33 PM
The chief House sponsor of a bill to require a photo ID for voting in Minnesota said Monday she expects the Legislature to pass it soon — and that supporters are likely to bring the issue directly to voters if Gov. Mark Dayton vetoes it.
Updated: April 18, 2011, - 07:03 PM
Lawmakers' fight over taxes and spending spilled out during a contentious committee hearing Wednesday that demonstrated the wide divide between Republicans and Democrats working to plug a $5 billion deficit in Minnesota's state budget.
Updated: April 13, 2011, - 08:46 PM
The Minnesota House has passed a higher education budget bill that cuts funding for the University of Minnesota and Minnesota State Colleges and Universities systems.
Updated: March 29, 2011, - 07:29 PM
As rising waters threaten nearly every part of Minnesota, state lawmakers looked at spending tens of millions of dollars in state-issued bonds to help pay for local projects to control floods and prevent damage to homes, infrastructure and crops.
Updated: March 23, 2011, - 07:09 PM
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources plans to use an estimated $1.3 billion in sales tax proceeds over the next 25 years to buy land for new parks and trails, spend more on existing parks and trails, and get more people to use the state's natural resources.
Updated: February 14, 2011, - 04:26 PM
Though Minnesota state lawmakers appear likely to insist that a roof be part of any public deal for a new Vikings stadium, the team is sticking with its offer to pay about a third of the bill — minus whatever a roof would cost.
Updated: January 12, 2011, - 05:35 PM
Gay rights activists in Minnesota thought 2012 would be the year they could finally make a serious push for gay marriage in the state, but a surprise Republican takeover of the Legislature has them back on the defensive instead.
Updated: November 04, 2010, - 09:51 PM