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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.
Only Republicans support his view in large numbers.
She told a doctor in 2017 that they had been in an abusive relationship.
Many voters are undecided, with poll respondents unsure about allegation of domestic abuse.
Police training and standards are among the issues facing panel, which held its first meeting.
But both promised partnerships with county government leaders.
DFL candidate for Minnesota attorney general has seen – and survived – his share of political hurdles.
Greene, running as an independent, says it's part of his focus on "real issues."
Candidates across the country are carefully weighing the Trump factor on midterm races. Minnesota gubernatorial candidate Johnson praises Trump's policies, but noted that he doesn't always agree with the president.
The debate at a St. Louis Park hotel quickly grew testy, with both candidates attacking the other almost immediately.
A conservative fundraising group has released television ads attacking four Minnesota Democrats running for Congress, saying they "should be ashamed" of standing by U.S. Rep.…
He reiterated his denial of a domestic abuse allegation and said he will not drop out of the Minnesota attorney general race.
In the governor's race, DFLer Tim Walz dominated the southern half of the state and Jeff Johnson of the GOP did well in exurban areas.
National Organization for Women calls for him to drop out of race for the Minnesota attorney general's race, while top DFL leaders say they still back him.
MNIT's internal controls over the account were inadequate, the audit says.
On the Republican side, endorsed attorney Doug Wardlow won to head to the November general election.
Ex-girlfriend says it's too painful. His campaign denies that it even exists.
The alleged incident between Keith Ellison and Karen Monahan came to light Saturday night after her son posted about it on Facebook. Ellison responded Sunday in a statement.
For both parties, having strong candidates advance to the November general election is important. Republicans have the majority in both the state House and Senate and are determined to retain control of the Legislature — particularly with an unpredictable governor's race. DFLers, however, say they see a path to flip 11 seats and take over the House.
Republicans emphasized school choice. DFLers say funding must match inflation.
Facing elimination in the Aug. 14 primary, the five major gubernatorial candidates have all aired TV ads this summer. Here's a look at their pitches.
President Donald Trump has already visited Duluth to back Stauber.
Tim Pawlenty in the GOP gubernatorial contest and Tim Walz in the DFL contest have amassed the most money in their respective races. But in the DFL race, Lori Swanson is closing in on Walz.
DFL candidate in upcoming primary said state needs to invest in diverse teachers, college readiness to address disparities.
GOP governor candidate advocates school choice, more direct parental role.
Candidates differ on whether to focus on local or national issues, but most see high-profile role for office.
Three of 5 major candidates discussed issues of concern in greater Minnesota.
AAA rating means better interest rate, taxpayer savings.
Omar and her divorce attorney say allegation of misuse of funds is false.
Seven states with GOP attorneys general are suing to end program.
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