Julianne Ortman, a veteran state senator from the Twin Cities suburbs, on Saturday joined the growing group of Republicans who want to challenge incumbent Democratic Sen. Al Franken next year.
Updated: August 03, 2013, - 02:30 PM
When Republican Senate candidate Mike McFadden raised $765,000 in the inaugural month of his bid to take on Minnesota Sen. Al Franken, he sent an important signal about his ability to compete in a high-profile race that will depend heavily on money.
Updated: July 24, 2013, - 11:25 AM
For the first time, a fired Minnesota Senate operative has made detailed accusations central to his federal wrongful termination lawsuit: a list of other lawmakers and staff members who allegedly carried on affairs over the years without losing their jobs.
Updated: July 11, 2013, - 08:09 PM
Douglas Dayton, who led the transformation of a family department store into retailing giant Target Corp., has died at the age of 88.
Updated: July 07, 2013, - 05:20 PM
Kurt Zellers, Minnesota's most recent Republican House speaker, joined the race for governor Sunday, saying he would bring a middle-class family man's sensibility to the job.
Updated: June 23, 2013, - 08:33 PM
A couple for 11 years already, Jeff Isaacson and Al Giraud of Minneapolis were first in line Thursday morning to get a Hennepin County marriage license under Minnesota's new law allowing gay couples to wed.
Updated: June 06, 2013, - 09:18 AM
Sara Jane Olson, the convicted 1970s radical, is edging back into public life as she and a friend petition the Obama administration to reduce disparities in prison sentences for crack and powder cocaine.
Updated: May 25, 2013, - 07:42 PM
Adults who suffered childhood sexual abuse and want to file lawsuits against both abusers and the institutions that employed them will have greater access to Minnesota's court system under a bill awaiting Gov. Mark Dayton's signature.
Updated: May 24, 2013, - 06:04 AM
Democratic leaders in the state House have scheduled a vote they expect will lead to Minnesota joining a growing list of states to authorize marriage between same-sex couples.
Updated: May 07, 2013, - 10:56 AM