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State officials are calling for fast action ahead of possible spring flooding.
DFL lawmakers offer $500 million plan for grants, loans and child care assistance.
Her plan addresses human rights, migration and youth aid.
Victories at the Capitol might take a back seat to election-year organizing.
In an election year, partisan differences will lead to disparate priorities on issues like spending, guns, and drug prices.
House Democrats want to spend more on pre-K education and child care.
The delayed results showed Klobuchar within striking distance of Joe Biden, a national poll leader who showed worrying signs of weakness.
Supporters and surrogates are making their last pitches to voters who will head to the Iowa caucuses at 7 p.m., with door knocking and call bank events scheduled throughout the day.
The rules have changed — and that could matter.
Someone caught riding without a ticket now faces a $180 misdemeanor penalty, though few such cases are prosecuted. The bill would reduce that to a $25 petty misdemeanor fine.
Legislators' offers over past two weeks reveal a persistent partisan divide.
Some legislators worry it could heighten the disparities between cities with and without much retail revenue.
The state's top election official and the Minnesota DFL Party are seeking to further limit access to information about which political party voters sided with in the upcoming March primary — a move the state Republican Party condemned as "scare tactics" Thursday.
Many growers around Minnesota facing an uncertain farm economy are having their faith in President Trump tested this time around.
Gov. Tim Walz opted not to draw extensively on borrowing to pay for state highways as part of a $2 billion public infrastructure bonding package he presented last week.
Tuesday's primary will likely determine who lands at the Capitol.
The plan includes $212 million for local roads and bridges, as well as more local projects than past borrowing proposals.
The governor and higher ed leaders said the investment will help build the state's workforce.
Gov. Tim Walz unveiled the first part of his 2020 state bonding proposal, recommending to the Legislature that Minnesota borrow $276 million to pay for affordable housing projects across the state. Some of the money could be used to add sprinklers to public housing buildings.
The candidate's extensive spending here could benefit other Democrats, some said.
Democratic lawmakers are seeking limits on the president's use of military force against Iran.
Gov. Tim Walz has made headway on some campaign goals while others fell by the wayside amid partisan gridlock during his first year.
Minnesota's governor enters his second year in office facing a list of unfinished policy priorities, some politically fraught decisions and the complicated backdrop of the 2020 election.
Nora Slawik, Gov. Tim Walz's original Met Council appointee, resigned in November after about 10 months on the job.
House speaker said lawmakers likely won't vote on an emergency insulin program until February.
But hold up: The forecast doesn't account for $1.2 billion in inflation in the next budget cycle, 2022 and 2023.
Legislators and Gov. Tim Walz highlighted different spending priorities Thursday.
Iowa pardons a turkey. So does North Dakota. And President Trump pardoned two, named Bread and Butter. But Minnesota's ceremonial turkey is destined for a needy family's table.
Minnesota tribal leaders laud the federal initiative.
Four-term Minnesota Rep. Nick Zerwas, battling a lifelong heart condition, announced Monday that he will resign his seat on Dec. 6."My recent heart surgery brought…
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.