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The man hand-delivering legislation from chamber to chamber had to race across street due to construction.
“I dare you to go talk to that dude in the hat,” the school bus lobbyist is telling me. We are sitting at Tin Cup’s…
Outstate Minnesota wins big in tax bill; St. Paul soccer stadium included.
From across a broad spectrum, hate messages declared "un-Minnesotan."
Legislative leaders are still negotiating over final budget priorities.
Police groups' influence over legislative process on display with key bills.
The Department of Homeland Security has told Gov. Mark Dayton that it would not allow Minnesotans to use their driver's licenses to access federal buildings…
For lawmakers, it was a frenzied day on smaller issues, but no progress on the big ones.
Armed with ice cream, city officials from around the state lobby for more spending in rural areas.
Over the protests of its chairwoman, the House data practices committee approved legislation that would give law enforcement more control over recordings they make during interactions with citizens.
State lawmakers are struggling to balance privacy rights, transparency, policing needs.
House Republicans have offered to spend $600M on statewide projects.
A strong majority of Minnesotans say the U.S. Senate should immediately hold confirmation hearings and vote on Merrick Garland's Supreme Court nomination.
Clearer rules and a focus on cleanliness should help streamline the process.
Minneapolis official supported longtime legislator 2 years ago.
The newly created position comes amid growing concern about oil train safety
These proposals are unfolding amid a national debate about the increasing appearance of licensure requirements in jobs that once required none.
State leaders are looking to approve changes to comply with federal law this session.
Longtime state Rep. Phyllis Kahn has been one of the most reliably liberal voices at the State Capitol, blazing the way on everything from anti-smoking…
Omar is trying to defeat Rep. Phyllis Kahn, the Legislature's longest-serving member
Ilhan Omar came within a few votes of securing the party's endorsement, but the day ended without a nod to anyone.
Local officials want to be better prepared for oil train derailments
The issue is politically perilous for leaders of both parties, who must weigh the constitutional questions vs. the political blowback from releasing potentially dangerous offenders into the community.
Minnesota legislators are edging closer to switching the state to a presidential primary for the 2020 election, a rare flash of bipartisan accord during a…
Legislators heard testimony Wednesday from people saddled with college debt as they considered several proposals to ease the burden for many of the 882,000 current or former student borrowers in the state.
The Minnesota House passed a bill Tuesday evening to repeal a ban on Minnesota officials researching steps toward complying with a federal law to upgrade…
DFL legislators want state pension fund managers to dump fossil fuel stocks.
Minnesota GOP Chairman Keith Downey is breaking from leading Republican presidential candidates after controversial remarks about Muslims by Donald Trump and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.…
Minnesota DFLers are intensifying efforts to adopt one of the most sweeping paid family leave policies in the country, an effort gaining wide support from labor unions and low-income groups.
After frantic and uncertain day, House has agreed to pass measure to extend benefits for 26 weeks.
Minnesota is now spending $60,000 a month on a Washington, D.C., firm hired to protect the state against future lawsuits related to PolyMet Mining Corp.
The Minnesota House passed a measure Thursday to extend benefits for laid-off steel workers on the Iron Range but also return millions of dollars in unemployment insurance to employers.
Sen. Chris Eaton abruptly withdrew the measure in a hearing that drew hundreds of people and hours of wrenching testimony.
Republicans push for business tax cuts as part of the relief legislation.
His own party fears and distrusts him. His critics call him a phony or a fascist. His backers see him as the sole choice.
State law says they must divest from firms doing business there — as more aim to do.
As the session opens next week, fur is already flying over help for Iron Range.
Gov. Dayton is the latest official urging the change, which would allow for all-day voting.
Officials had been counting on a projected surplus of $1.2 billion for the upcoming legislative session, which begins next month.
Big disagreements loom on both education and transportation issues.
The contest to replace retiring U.S. Rep. John Kline is intensifying as Republican candidates struggle to break out from the crowded field.
The state's relatively small black population is not likely to swing the vote in the upcoming caucuses between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, but the fight reflects a larger, national battle for black voters.
Vice President Joe Biden came to St. Paul on Thursday to praise the Union Depot, the multimillion dollar renovation aided by federal stimulus money, as part of a two-day, three-city tour to highlight the importance of the federal stimulus program.
Legislators use campaign funds for golf, luggage, Vegas hotels, and it's OK.
Program for state workers is "just crucial," he says.
Our 2nd-highest U.S. life expectancy throws a wrench in retirement funds' projections.
Clinton says her mother will fight for expanded health care, paid leave.
Republicans and DFLers each raised over $1M last year in fight for the state House.
Amid racial tension, Dayton looks to bolster local human rights office
Dean Strang makes his case for better public defense.
Hours after speaking to 6,000 people in Duluth, Sanders addressed more than 14,000 at RiverCentre, aiming for momentum before the Iowa caucuses on Monday.
He says he'll run instead for Dakota County Board.
Minnesota Appeals Court Judge Margaret Chutich was the pick for the state's highest court.
Dayton seeks to head off any risk of "catastrophic failure."
Minnesota's oldest resident was an enthusiastic user of technology right up until she died in her sleep Sunday at age 114.
Part 4: One family shows how the threat of illegal firearms hangs over life on North Side.
Federal law enforcement officials say their limited presence in the state and significant constraints in federal law present serious obstacles to cracking down on illegal gun trafficking.
Thousands of illegal guns flood city streets, moving easily from hand to hand.
Two young lives are swept away in Minneapolis by a relentless flow of illegal firearms.
After scrambling to head off two autopsies, tribal advocates urge public officials to honor Indian religious traditions.
A restraining order is keeping Albert Gates away from city meetings until June.
Transportation funding falls short at many vast outstate school districts.
It's the latest state to kick up the speed on interstates. But safety experts warn that increased speed brings increased crashes and fatalities.
Somali students upset by being spit on while praying and other bullying.
100 students leave Tech High School over alleged racism on social media.
Cheap and easy to get, it has made a big comeback in western Wisconsin.
Jac Fleming was forced to resign in August, after a yearlong state investigation found probable cause that he had discriminated against female students. But an arbitrator Services later ruled that Fleming be reinstated.
City Council takes no action against firm of mayor's brother.
David Berglund argues that state Agriculture Department regulators are intruding on his constitutional rights.
Accidents involving drunk students freezing to death have shaken campuses in Minneapolis, Duluth, La Crosse and beyond, but particularly here, at this 5,000-student campus along the shores of Lake Bemidji.
Philip Nelson was facing up to 20 years in prison and a ruined athletic career after he took part in a drunken fight that nearly killed another man. On Wednesday, he got his future back.
Iowa water utility threatens to sue three counties over fertilizer runoff.
Burn injuries among North Dakota workers have surged to more than 3,100 over the past five years. The Twin Cities have the closest burn centers.
Ryan Larson sues a Sauk Rapids officer who posted on Facebook that he was likely involved in Thomas Decker's death.
Despite better technology, units can still spark tragedy if not operated properly.
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