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Former Colorado officials are in Minnesota this week to talk about lessons learned.
Legislators remain hopeful about a special session for an insulin plan to help diabetics. But to get to a deal, they have to resolve several key issues.
Farmers have been pushing for federal disaster assistance after an unusually hard season made worse by President Donald Trump's trade war with China. Walz took up their call Thursday.
Sanders' campaign has been reimbursing communities after cities pressed him to pay in 2016.
Communities are competing for state help with more than 200 projects, from trails to bridge repairs.
Legislators, governor's staff hope to reach deal soon to help diabetics with costly medication
Vulnerable House Democrats defend their support for impeachment hearings.
Somali-Minnesotans, GOP hear different messages in Trump's speech.
Tensions between Minneapolis city leaders and President Donald Trump's campaign escalated Monday when the campaign threatened to sue the city for trying to force it to pay $530,000 for security during this week's rally.
Similar ads are targeted at other Democrats across the country.
"Mini-session" gathers input about issues of concern around the state.
Members will hear from greater Minnesota residents and lay the groundwork for next session.
The Oct. 10 rally at Target Center will put the nation's political divide into high relief, something neither side sees as an accident.
The need is desperate, House members said at a hearing.
Franken will also be a guest Thursday on Conan, as he re-enters the public eye.
A Lake Crystal Republican's Facebook video about the over-the-counter product has raised concern ahead of this week's hearings on whether the state should help cover skyrocketing insulin costs.
The skeptical DFL response to the Republican plan underscored how the two sides remain far apart.
In his first speech at the annual Minnesota Business Partnership dinner, Gov. Tim Walz appealed for additional tax dollars.
Minnesota added trade outposts last year, but their work has been scaled back amid uncertainty.
Walz kicks off four-day tour to highlight veterans' issues.
More than 200 people packed an informational hearing held by a House committee that could advance the proposal when the Legislature convenes.
Minnesota's governor hopes to reassure Asian partners that state is still open for business.
Rick Olson served from 2011-12 in Michigan state House before moving to Minnesota.
As Democrats launched a state tour, the top Republican legislator said the answer is still no. That comes as a state work group on legalization has been meeting to make recommendations to Gov. Tim Walz.
The Republican told St. Paul police he is a legislator and "it will be hell to pay."
Election Day is far off, but politics are tough to escape at the State Fair.
It's the latest in a series of announcements Drazkowski has made condemning Omar.
Midwest governors are meeting in Tokyo for a conference.
Incarcerating more people doesn't make nation any safer, the senator and presidential hopeful said.
The candidate's views on free college and student debt roused the crowd of thousands.
Groups off to a slow start in assessing and implementing the 2018 recommendations.
Lawmakers again take up effort to help, but funding is still a sticking point.
Gov. Tim Walz celebrated the new ramps during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday.
The state will pay nearly $34 million to replace the MNLARS licensing and registration system.
The governor echoed the statements later as hundreds rallied at the State Capitol in a rally against gun violence.
The group will tackle the achievement gap, housing instability and child care.
Walz will seek hearings on new gun laws in fall
Two decades ago, Minnesota reached a landmark settlement with the industry and dumped much of its stock. But divestment is complicated.
Fund invests in companies behind two controversial mining proposals in Minn.
Gov. Tim Walz asks landlords to commit units to veterans.
Republicans launch "whistleblower portal" that is not subject to Data Practices Act.
Legislators and Gov. Tim Walz would like to pass the program in a special session.
From abortion to paid sick leave to school choice, legislators use prewritten bills, lifting full paragraphs written by political and religious groups.
A crowd of cheering supporters at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport was a loud counterpoint to a turbulent week with President Donald Trump.
State's Human Services head quits after 2 top deputies resigned.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar is one of several Democratic presidential candidates decrying a pay disparity between male and female athletes, an issue championed by the U.S.…
Teams spread out to make sure no child goes hungry during break from school.
Gov. Tim Walz is "open to the idea" of legalizing the sale and use of big fireworks.
Doctors have been notably scarce at the Capitol for decades. Has their increased presence made a difference?
State Rep. John Lesch plans to appeal the decision.
Pardon for woman who killed her husband in 2013 appears unlikely.
The Senate Rules and Administration Committee consulted Twin Cities property managers and found rental costs had increased about 10% over the past three years.
It was the second time in the past week that tweet about the military landed someone affiliated with the DFL in the spotlight.
Gov. Walz and Lt. Gov. Flanagan, who is Ojibwe, are seen as rebuilding Indian trust.
The state DFL Party employee was removed from a communications position.
Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan will temporarily assume the governor's role.
After a bipartisan bill failed during the session, the governor said drug manufacturers need to be part of the solution to address insulin prices. "The clear issue here … is that the manufacturers don't want to pay," he said
Former GOP attorney general candidate Doug Wardlow faces a fine of more than $46,000 after exceeding the state’s spending limit in the heated race against…
As federal aid was diverted to other programs, welfare recipients were left behind.
The $20 billion bill was part of state's $45 billion two-year budget.
Advocates for insulin plan to continue push in the next legislative session.
After an all-night special session, both houses of the Legislature adjourned just before 7 a.m. after a series of votes on the next two years of state spending. But there was no deal on a public works borrowing bill, which will wait until next year.
The move caps a week of closed-door talks between the governor and House and Senate leaders scrambling to fill in details of state government budget bills.
Lawmakers continue hash out budget bills' details ahead of special session.
On the day after, left-out legislators, interest groups and the public say lack of transparency in late-session deals must end.
With time running out, legislative leaders tentatively planned a special session Thursday to hammer out final budget agreements through a series of conference committees or "working groups."
The deal denies Gov. Tim Walz much of the new revenue he wanted for road improvements, but leaves mostly intact a health care tax that Republicans sought to end. There's also a small middle-class income tax cut.
As Gov. Tim Walz and legislative leaders were meeting, lawmakers prepared a stopgap funding deal, which the Senate Finance Committee approved.
Deadline looms on Monday.
Monday's breakdown came after hours of incremental progress as formal negotiations resumed in earnest for the first time in nearly a week.
Bargaining chips abound as lawmakers tuck pet policies into end-of-session budget bills.
Affordability and workforce changes are among the issues faced by the University of Minnesota and cited by the newcomers.
Rep. Matt Grossell faces additional charge for allegedly pushing security guard during weekend confrontation
Grossell was already charged with trespassing at Regions Hospital on Saturday.
The two sides called financial negotiations "positive" and "respectful" Monday afternoon, but said their approaches to setting a budget are fundamentally opposed.
The governor gave credit to Jenny Teeson, who has spent months telling legislators how she was drugged and sexually assaulted by her then-husband.