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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.
There are guidelines for complaints and training, but some question how much has really changed.
He says he's building on Mark Dayton's work, but the executive branch still lags behind goal.
The list of demands is long, but the chance of a major borrowing bill appears small.
Another measure in the Legislature would require drivers to use hands-free devices instead of cellphones.
Fans celebrated on the streets. even amid the rain, before heading inside U.S. Bank Stadium to watch Virginia rally to beat Auburn 63-62.
House Democrats have started tucking some of the most controversial policy measures this session into big budget bills.
The Minnesota House passed a measure Friday 74-52 that would give all immigrants the ability to get driver's licenses, even if they are in the country illegally.
Speaking off the cuff during his State of the State address, Walz talked about eight Minnesotans, including a doctor, teacher and farmer, to underscore his key policy and spending plans.
Democrats say the plan would force the state to cut services.
She will headline the annual Humphrey Mondale Dinner.
The Minnesota Senate and House agree on the issue but differ on the remedy.
Senate Republican leaders expected to offer their version later this week.
Governor's revised plan adds $13 million to Minnesota State and $12 million to the University of Minnesota.
His budget provides the starting point for negotiations with the Legislature. House Democrats will lay out their spending targets Monday, and Senate Republicans plan to unveil their proposals next Friday.
The governor said he will hold one of his future State of the State addresses in greater Minnesota.
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.
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