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Governor hits road to make personal pitch on his budget, touting its rural benefits.
Attendees jumped out of their seats in St. Paul when the former first lady took the stage to talk about her life and bestselling memoir "Becoming."
It would put a measure on the 2020 ballot letting voters decide whether to alter the state's Constitution to say people have equal rights regardless of gender.
Kashkari was the first Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank president to testify at the Minnesota Legislature.
Utilities, critics say clean sources not reliable and costs would soar.
Iron ore prices and Minnesota's mining operations have seen a boost. And that could mean a political boost, too.
Slower economic growth to pose new challenges for governor, legislators as they forge new spending plan.
They also raised concerns about a lack of measures to ensure accountability.
The governor's bonding plan would invest in housing, transportation and colleges and universities. Republicans called the proposal premature because big borrowing packages usually only occur every other year.
GOP Rep. Cal Bahr says he wasn't inciting violence.
Gov. Tim Walz may have to offer concessions to win funding for plan to fix state's "crumbling roads and bridges."
Broader access would be granted to immigrants living in the U.S. illegally.
The governor's proposed budget includes a 20-cent gas tax increase and an increase in the motor vehicle sales tax and registration tax.
The governor prepares to debut his vision for the next two years of state spending on Tuesday with his budget proposal rollout.
The Minnesota legislative auditor found technical, staffing and transparency problems with state's vehicle registration and driver licensing system, leading to delays for motorists and headaches for front-line workers.
Gov. Tim Walz announces his budget plan Tuesday.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar will test her hometown brand on the national stage as she throws her hat into the ring for the 2020 race to be the President of the United States.
Gov. Tim Walz, legislators want to reinstate the angel tax credit program.
Governor's $16M request includes money to handle backlog in plate, title requests.
Dozens of people showed up at the State Capitol to champion or warn against the idea.
Measure would help homeowners identify restrictive covenants.
End-of-year fundraising reports show significant financial support for Walz, including heavy spending by independent groups backing his candidacy.
Virginia governor's comment, N.Y. changes spark backlash in Minnesota
A Legislative Salary Council has also recommended eliminating per diems.
New governor wants to raise it back to 2002 levels.
Cities, nonprofits pushing for solutions at Capitol.
Gov. Tim Walz eyes state aid as U.S. shutdown strains funds for programs like Section 8.
Council members said they don't want disagreements to derail their work.
Frustrations flared over immigration policy and the monthlong government shutdown at a testy town hall meeting that U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer held in Ramsey.
They proposed regulating managers who can affect prescription drug cost and access.
The state is looking at options to make sure it receives federal reimbursements.
Business leaders said they were optimistic about working with the governor, despite policy differences.
Disagreements with House Democrats quickly emerged.
Gov. Tim Walz returned to the themes he pressed in his campaign, pledging to focus on improving education, health care and the state's infrastructure.
The budget and health care costs lead the way.
Other new laws seek to prevent child identity theft and treat PTSD.
State is still rolling out upgrades, but funding will run out in February.
It's not clear how House policies apply in the case of Rep. Rod Hamilton, researchers said.
Mary Cathryn Ricker, Dennis Olson and Paul Schnell are named.
He will be keeping on a couple hires from the previous administration as cabinet members, while bringing in some new state agency leaders — including two former legislators.
The role will require her to navigate often intense and competing demands of faculty, staff, business leaders, athletic officials and politicians.
The state's economic forecast puts Tim Walz, a Democrat, in a strong position to start working on some of his campaign vows.
Persell will be chairman of the Environment and Natural Resources Policy Committee.
The incoming administration of Democratic Gov.-elect Tim Walz and state legislators will learn Thursday whether their spending priorities will get an early boost or if…
The stakes could not be higher for Hortman, who will hold a fragile eight-seat majority when legislators convene in January.
Incoming legislators get lessons in history, decorum and how to get things done.
It's the second straight election that the state has earned the honor.
Group preparing for transition is facing tight deadlines before Jan. 7.
Lung damage after surgeries has kept the governor hospitalized at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester longer than anticipated.
Walz will be sworn in Jan. 7 in a transition that will be unique in Minnesota's history: Since the formation of the DFL Party in 1944, a DFL candidate has never won an election following another DFL governor.
While candidates for Minnesota's 133 other state House seats have election results, in House District 5A the tension has not let up.
Flanagan's first priority is creating a board that will influence hiring and budget development.
The governor said during an interview this week that he was still at Mayo because of "post-surgical complications" that damaged his lungs.
Daudt raises concerns over potential MinnesotaCare expansion and gas tax.
The new Democratic majority in the House selected Rep. Melissa Hortman as speaker, signaling a dramatic reshuffling of legislative priorities after four years of GOP control.
Republicans hung on to their majority in the state Senate.
All 134 Minnesota House districts are up for grabs in the upcoming election, but the communities surrounding the Twin Cities will be vital in determining which party controls the House. It's a crucial fight, with the governor's seat and Senate control also on the ballot.
Campaign 2018: Business groups focus resources on retaining GOP control of Legislature.
Blaha wants state-funded audits; Myhra wants to audit state agencies.
With a week until election, the candidates for Minnesota attorney general have been attacked over character, qualifications.
The candidates are feeling the pressure as outside spending pours in and they devote most of each day to door-knocking, calling voters or speaking at forums.
The for-profit college was found to have charged unlawful interest rates and defrauded students.
Doug Wardlow said he applauds efforts to lower health care costs, but needs to examine case.
Republican gained ground since last month's poll; about one in six Minnesota voters still undecided.
GOP attorney general candidate's literature called anti-Islamic.
The race between Karin Housley and Tina Smith could be among a handful that determine whether Republicans maintain control of the U.S. Senate. Smith has led in fundraising, but Housley's friends and family say her ability to connect with voters and endless energy should not be underestimated.
The file is expected to be made public Wednesday.
A third-party candidate for Minnesota attorney general is endorsing Democrat Keith Ellison in the tight race. Noah Johnson, a Minneapolis attorney who’s running for the…
The DFL recorded the candidate's comment at a fundraiser this week.
They criticized opponent Doug Wardlow for his support of right-to-work.
The Republican candidate's staunchly conservative past has some doubting campaign promise.
"I am taking this step now because I am innocent and eager to see this entire matter resolved," Ellison, the Democratic candidate for Minnesota attorney general, said in a statement.
The legislative auditor released a report calling the overcharges "significant" and says owners of similar vehicles were charged "different tax amounts."
Ellison, the DFL candidate for Minnesota attorney general who has been accused by ex-girlfriend of abuse, was divorced in 2012.
Reluctance to pursue that dramatic remedy comes from both genders, all income brackets and most age groups and parts of the state.