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State's vehicle registration system still won't be fully functional even with fix.
Lawmakers want to prevent cities from disarming officers.
Minnesotans now just head to other states to buy the big ones, some say.
Business interests and the teachers union also spent a lot to influence officials.
Bills to fix vehicle licensing system are now headed to conference committee.
It would reverse some of the tax cuts legislators added last year, while retooling state tax code after federal changes.
Dayton says Homeland Security may be flexible.
Proposal under consideration at Capitol would let offenders petition court after 10 years to restore their license.
He also called for more state spending on education, public works infrastructure and school safety, saying he wants to leave the state in better financial condition than he found in 2011.
Medical Assistance recipients who are not working, job hunting or volunteering could lose their benefits under a measure Minnesota legislators proposed Monday.Republicans in the House…
The four legislators, who represent areas where there is strong support for gun rights, said the stories of high school students compelled them to push the measures.
Opponent says the measure would block access to more data than the author intended.
About 20 other states have passed similar laws to block impostors.
Gov. Dayton has said he would support the idea, but lawmakers have seen little progress on other gun control bills this session.
The DFL governor said he supports controversial gun control actions advocates have called for, but he didn't want those measures to prevent the rest of the plan from moving forward.
A House panel passed a bill that uses existing funds to continue the MNLARS overhaul and reduces the DFL governor's executive agency spending by $10 million over the next year.
Some legislators have suggested private vendor for licensing technology.
Backers managed to force a hearing in the Minnesota House on two gun control measures, but the GOP-led committee voted to table both bills.
The most recent budget forecast last December projected a $188 million budget deficit, but that turned into a surplus in the intervening months.
Staff layoffs could delay MNLARS upgrades and push back the timeline to fix the system.
He said he wants to hear from educators, Cabinet for ideas on ending school violence.
They want to address school safety, infrastructure and taxes.
Minnesotans descend on Capitol to demand tougher laws to prevent gun violence, but Republican majorities show little interest.
Gov. Dayton, whose veto last year led to a legal battle, has said he would sign.
Legislators said they need to improve policies at the Capitol and statewide.
The debate over Michelle Fischbach's ability to serve was not the only dramatic scene unfolding in St. Paul as the Legislature convened for the first time this year.
The Florida school shooting that killed 17 students and teachers last week has galvanized gun-control groups. Second Amendment advocates, meanwhile, want lawmakers to reconsider gun-rights bills that fell by the wayside last year.
Legislators need bipartisan efforts in short session that starts Tuesday.
Sexual harassment will be one of the first issues legislators contemplate when the session kicks off Tuesday. The Minnesota House and Senate both scheduled sexual…
The GOP and DFL each held onto their seats Monday in two nationally watched legislative special elections in south-central Minnesota and the southeast suburbs.
Suit is premature until GOP legislator attempts to take seat, judge rules.
There are two high-stakes special elections Monday, both stand to test whether the DFLers can capture the same political momentum that Democrats have ridden to win recent special elections in other states.
'Now is not the right time for my candidacy,' says Thissen, a former House speaker from Minneapolis.
Pillsbury, a political and philanthropic force in Minnesota for decades, died Saturday night at 93. An active Republican, she fought for gender equity and supported female candidates at a time when women were largely absent from the State Capitol.
The mood in the stadium was enthusiastic at kickoff, and the crowd continued to roar as the game got underway. Eagles fans seemed to outnumber Patriots fans — or at least have a louder fan base, chanting in the concourses, waving handkerchiefs and offering hugs and high-fives to surrounding fans.
The events show Minnesota's embrace of winter in full bloom.
She wants to serve as lieutenant governor and senator simultaneously.
Some of those who were affected by the continuing troubles with MNLARS helped shape the plan.
Fans show colors (including purple) at opening celebration.
The state's Senate Tax Committee chairman, Sen. Roger Chamberlain, along with local senators, will be talking with residents at events from Lake George to Zumbrota.
New reporting system, changes in culture needed, the report found.
Program rewards state staff for their cost-saving ideas.
Muslim reformist Raheel Raza and local Somali activists talked about radicalization.
They want Raheel Raza's invite rescinded, say she's affiliated with hate groups.
March for Life at Minnesota Capitol drew more than 1,000 people
The effect on federal departments varies widely, but those who will feel it the most will be federal employees in Minnesota and across the nation.
Despite customers' initial excitement, many store owners said Sunday sales have been more of a burden than a boon.
Gov. Mark Dayton says the spending would create jobs and boost the state's economy. Fort Snelling and the Stone Arch Bridge would get upgrades.
Sauk Rapids resident Destiny Dusosky sued Fischbach on Friday, arguing she can't be both lieutenant governor and a state senator.
About 252,000 homes have insufficient access.
Myhra, of Burnsville, is competing with two DFLers for the open seat.
President Donald Trump signed the two pieces of legislation last week.
Closing gap between employer needs, worker skills is a priority, senator said
Officials say timeframe for repairs to error-plagued licensing system overhaul will be released later in January.
After about 15 years fighting to change state policies from the outside, she started working for Minnesota's government in 2015.
Rep. Paul Thissen of Minneapolis, candidate for governor and former House speaker, won't run for re-election
Thissen, who served one term as speaker and six years as House DFL leader, is one of many candidates running for governor in 2018.
Auditor Rebecca Otto says a 2015 law all but dismantles her office.
It will be the first time in 54 years that Minnesota has had a governor and lieutenant governor from different political parties.
Senator makes valedictory speech as one poll shows he's still popular.
As his third and final term ends, he is transitioning to a new full-time job: running for governor.
Tom Baden leaving in February after troubled licensing system introduction.
Supporters of long-vacant 'Vic' secured key funding this month for future renovation.
A previous measure aimed at protecting data privacy failed last year.
Thirty-eight graduates will gather Saturday at the History Theatre for the institution's final commencement.
Clark has been St. Paul city attorney for less than three years.
She'll replace Russ Stark, who said he wants to focus on other projects.
Long known as a "velvet hammer" behind the scenes, she must craft her own public persona as Minnesota's next senator.
Council members approved a nearly 24 percent tax levy increase.
Opponents of the plan wanted to put the issue on the ballot in the next election.
St. Paul panels will help pick city's division heads.
Security plans, more police address some of the concerns.
Police no longer serve on the commission that reviews misconduct.
New mayor supports boost to minimum wage, but resistance remains.
The past merges with present day as photographer documents landmarks.
Move was prompted by earlier closing of skyways, growing number of homeless in Ramsey County.
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