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The new rules are aimed at helping schools avoid roadblocks that have contributed to the state's teacher shortage.
Polls are open around the state until 8 p.m. as voters narrow the field of candidates for governor, U.S. Senate, Congress, and other seats.
The Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan school board voted to spend $3.2 million on the 34-acre property at the southwest corner of the intersection of Bonaire Path and Akron Avenue, east of Hwy. 3 and County Road 42.
Businesses lost water and part of Kellogg Blvd. was shut down as crews worked to fix road.
The court rejected claims that the Legislature, not the court system, was the right place to decide what constitutes an adequate education.
She poured her energy into her classroom for 10 years, opting to teach where the students' needs were often complex and the resources limited.
State will begin accepting applications Aug. 29 for the new funding.
After going to Texas, Rep. Frank Hornstein wants his fellow legislators to take a closer look at Minnesota's immigration detention policies.
The high court's ruling is likely to mean an immediate blow to the budgets of organized labor groups.
Opponents of President Trump's travel ban say the Supreme Court ruling could boost discrimination based on religion. Those who champion Trump's proposals as important strategies to combat terrorism applauded the decision.
Attorney General Lori Swanson said Thursday that Minnesota will join with other states preparing to sue the Trump administration over the "inhumane treatment of children"…
Gov. Mark Dayton said Tuesday that he would not authorize Minnesota National Guard troops to help with immigration enforcement at the border, and Swanson joined with other attorneys general to push against the Trump administration's zero-tolerance policy.
Voting is largely symbolic but builds momentum for primary.
DFL to meet Sunday to sort out endorsement for Rep. Ellison's seat in Congress; Anderson Kelliher to sit it out
The endorsement is functionally a symbolic gesture, but official party backing still confers some status.
Former Gov. Tim Pawlenty has more in his campaign bank account -- $1.3 million -- than any of his Republican and DFL competitors.
The court sided with voters who were challenged at polls in Hennepin and Ramsey counties for wearing T-shirts and buttons with political messages.
She was the last to join the race but the first to buy statewide airtime.
The president's June 20 rally in Duluth will come just under two months before Minnesota holds its primary election.
Primary infighting for governor, attorney general and Congress seats likely to expose weaknesses, drain financial resources.
A Swanson-Nolan gubernatorial ticket adds more drama to a DFL primary that already promises to be hotly contested. With the endorsing conventions behind them, both parties are focused on the next chapter of the campaign.
The DFL governor said the Republican-crafted bill was inadequate and set a "dangerous precedent" by tapping other funds.
The DFL governor and Republican leaders at the Capitol ended up at odds over much of their work.
Small businesses, studios filled building that once housed Roberts Shoes.
State Sen. Michelle Fischbach had been holding off from being officially sworn into the position amid a legal challenge from DFLers who maintained the state Constitution prohibited her from serving in both roles.
Lawmakers have adjourned their session, but many major initiatives of the year face a veto threat from Gov. Mark Dayton
Minnesota lawmakers adjourned late Sunday after finalizing a handful of tax and spending measures, but with little chance they'd have much to show for three months of work as Gov. Mark Dayton vowed to veto most of their major efforts.
In session's second-to-last day, a late meeting between Dayton, lawmakers produced no agreement.
Many make specific tweaks to existing state law or apply only to certain cities or counties — the kind of legislative action that rarely gets attention.
Gov. Mark Dayton is promising to veto a key tax bill that the Republican-controlled Senate passed narrowly Wednesday, ratcheting up tensions between the governor and the Legislature's GOP majorities.
Doctors would have had to offer patients a look.
Budget czar Myron Frans is poised to crunch numbers and jump in with the right idea during the legislative session's final days.
The bill approved by the Legislature requires doctors to ask women if they'd like to see an ultrasound before having an abortion.
The proposal is similar to one from the House but much smaller than one offered by the governor.
Lawmakers vote to relax regulations in effort to ease child care shortage.
The Legislature is behind its usual pace in getting bills turned into law.
Senate sponsor and advocates blame partisanship, but Senate leader says measure could still advance this year.
Mary Giuliani Stephens selected Rep. Jeff Backer, who represents the Morris area, as her lieutenant governor running mate.
With many schools preparing to lay off teachers and staff members —or close their doors altogether — Gov. Mark Dayton said the state should step in to help.
Need for coordinated push in early education cited.
The plan came in response to a recent controversy in the Edina School District.
Money could be used for building improvements or additional staffing.
The state's high court held a public hearing Wednesday on the future of a pilot project allowing cameras in criminal sentencing hearings.
The lawmaker from Apple Valley said she wanted to draw attention to the Legislature's inaction on gun-control measures.
Rep. Erin Maye Quade was joined by a handful of others in the House.
One proposal would relax definition of what's considered harassment.
State's flawed computer system has some registrars operating in the red.
In first meeting to discuss Fischbach's new role, they avoid legal issues.
Long known as a "velvet hammer" behind the scenes, she must craft her own public persona as Minnesota's next senator.
Sen. Al Franken, facing accusations of sexual harassment, said last week that he would resign "in the coming weeks." Smith would be up for election next November.
GOP Sen. Michelle Fischbach says she'll keep seat in Senate; Dayton administration disagrees.
So far, no Republicans have signed up to run for Rebecca Otto's seat.
Minnesota's DFL governor said Friday that he'll name a replacement for Sen. Al Franken "in a couple days," but he wouldn't say who it might be.
The deficit in the current two-year budget cycle is projected to grow to $586 million in the 2020-21 biennium. Since the state budget must be balanced, it would require cutting spending or raising more revenue.
Voters to decide who will replace two legislators who quit after allegations.
Governor proclaimed 'Cancer Screen Week" in Minnesota, says own experience taught importance of early detection.
DFL and GOP candidates offer up vastly different fixes.
Party activists picked among a field of seven candidates who hope to be on the ballot in 2018.
Following the bumpy rollout of a new vehicle licensing system, the state of Minnesota is hiring a private firm for similar upgrades to its drivers licensing operations.
He says he'll lift budget veto and rebuild relationship with Republican legislators.
The $26M is for broadband projects across the state.
With governor's term winding down, members of his administration are lining up their next positions.
In speeches, several women who serve at the Capitol who said they are frustrated by harassment and discrimination regularly encountered there.
The decision hands Gov. Dayton a legal victory as he seeks to rework costly tax breaks and other measures he signed into law this spring as part of a new state budget.
Dayton, state's top IT official say rollout of state's new vehicle licensing system has not gone as planned, inconvenienced Minnesotans.
Sen. Dan Schoen is facing renewed calls to resign after an employee of the state Senate reported that he sent her an unsolicited sexually explicit photograph.
Groups are challenging a state law about political apparel at polling places.
Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges mounted a re-election bid this year based on the same messages that had won over so many of the city's voters. But this time many of the same people who propelled Hodges into office voted to replace her. On Election Day, she became only the second Minneapolis mayor in 40 years to run for a second term and lose.
Amid a budget stalemate with the governor, Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka said the Senate will run out of money Dec 1.
A group called Better Angels is organizing the gatherings of Republicans and Democrats to talk, listen and find what they have in common.
A recent run of problems with the state's new vehicle licensing system is prompting new headaches during an already bumpy transition.
Republicans dispute his assertion that lawmakers have access to $45 million.
The governor called a morning news conference to blast the GOP plan still in the works in Washington — particularly a proposed elimination of federal deductions for income, sales tax and property tax.
A ruling in a lawsuit by the attorney general includes ordering the company to stick to the prices it initially quotes to customers buying phone, internet and cable packages.
Many activists are tackling local issues, launching own bids for office.
The legal battle with the governor dates back to May.
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