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Lawmakers who left key issues on the table might have to heed his agenda to get a special session.
In its final hours, the Legislature approved a tax bill that repealed an automatic yearly increase in the tobacco tax. The measure is now sitting on the governor's desk.
Gov. Dayton won't commit to a special session to try again on spending, transportation bills.
It's him or "President Clinton," party activists warn dissenters at the divided convention.
Minnesota Republicans gathered Friday for their state convention remain divided over Donald Trump as the party's presidential nominee.
Republicans offer $800M in bonding as hope wanes for a deal on transit funding.
Many who live and work in what's a home base for independent voters seem unhappy with a choice between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
Legislators initially proposed wider protections for guardians of image and likeness, while also carving out exemptions for media and other public uses.
There’s no better way to achieve a major change in Minnesota law than to build a bipartisan team of lawmakers as your allies. But for…
Defeat of bonding bill by a single vote raises fear of do-nothing session.
Republican Party responses include no way, OK, too soon to say, no comment.
Independent audit aims for recommendations at diversifying state's workforce and its private contracting.
Despite a crowded hearing that at times grew testy, the Senate Judiciary Committee did not vote on either of two bills.
Both parties agree the "need is enormous" but are split over using surplus or gas tax.
Communities feel left in the dust of high-speed Internet installations.
The serious business of fun and games was on the agenda at the Capitol as House votes to legalize fireworks, ratify fantasy sports leagues.
Urban League, other groups pushing broad legislative package to reduce Minnesota's racial economic disparities
For Republicans trying to derail Trump's candidacy, Wisconsin has emerged as a last-ditch bulwark of their strategy.
Earlier in the day Walker endorsed Trump's chief remaining rival in the race, Sen. Ted Cruz. The state holds a crucial primary on Tuesday.
Ohio governor says he's 'the only governor left standing' in the GOP presidential race.
Late one night last year, Republican state Sen. Karin Housley sent DFL Gov. Mark Dayton a message asking if she could throw herself a birthday…
But gun-safety plan will be "uphill battle" at Capitol.
To that end, the governor urged the Legislature to swiftly approve a $30 million extension for unemployed Iron Range workers.
DFL-GOP dispute festers over tying a business tax cut to Iron Range jobless benefits.
Donald Trump’s early surge toward the Republican presidential nomination is dividing GOP loyalists in Minnesota and prompting the billionaire’s many party critics to talk openly…
Minnesotans turned out to support the Florida and Vermont senators, in a break from how many of the other Super Tuesday races went. Long lines and heavy traffic at many caucus sites meant a late start to voting as well as delayed reporting results.
As Sanders makes third visit in four days, Clinton, Rubio plan Tuesday stops.
All top contenders but Donald Trump have visited.
Florida senator, looking for much-needed win in GOP presidential race, sets sights on Minnesota
She has no experience on the bench but could sway colleagues in the Senate.
Both Democratic candidates spoke at a DFL fundraising dinner, and earlier, Sanders sought to make inroads with black voters.
The scene heats up as Clinton, Sanders prepare to visit Minnesota
In a narrow surprise victory, Republican Chad Anderson defeated DFLer Andrew Carlson to succeed Rep. Ann Lenczewski.
Minnesota's Neighborhoods Organizing for Change has organized the event
Vermont senator's appeal among younger women is growing in Minnesota and nationwide.
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.
The coming debate at the State Capitol over what to do with this year's surplus is likely to be among the most contentious.
Poll respondents back tighter gun laws but many are not sure they'd be effective in preventing the alarming rise of mass shootings.
To the extent that rank-and-file members of the Legislature are remembered at all after they leave office, it’s usually because they are lucky or unlucky…
Top DFLers seek to address key issues before March; GOP leader wants to wait.
Mohamoud Hassan said the incumbent has lost touch with community.
Florida senator, presidential contender swings through Minnesota for fundraiser.
Borrowing proposal too costly, GOP leaders say.
Mayors and other elected officials from outstate Minnesota are pressuring House Republicans to support increased state spending on government aid to cities and towns, hoping…
Republicans still waging a protest, refusing to occupy their offices.
Front-runner Cruz is unabashedly using his faith in his pitch. But with Trump in the mix, caucuses are more complex.
He vows to help find solutions, raises safety concerns over protests.
The thermometer barely rose above zero last Jan. 5, as Gov. Mark Dayton was sworn in for his second term. It was a chilly start…
The first step to fixing the problem, the governor said, is that lawmakers need to repeal a 2009 state law that was adopted specifically in opposition to the movement toward Real ID.
State had sought more time to comply with law; air travel is unaffected — for now.
Proposal to end tax on Social Security income is one of several aimed at "continuing … trend" of aiding older Minnesotans.
The surging GOP candidate touted his conservative credentials and declared: "People are waking up. There is a revival."
Democratic front-runner uses Minneapolis speech to spell out counterterrorism initiative, saying any plan must respect diversity.
A cane usually at his side, Gov. Mark Dayton moves more slowly these days as he keeps up the hectic schedule that comes with his…
Broadcast mogul Stanley Hubbard has given millions to political campaigns. Now he's waiting to see which presidential candidate "rises to the top."
Three Minnesota state lawmakers, including House Speaker Kurt Daudt, spent nine days in Turkey at the end of last month at the invitation of a U.S. nonprofit with ties to an exiled Turkish religious figure.
The Texas senator won almost 2-1 support over second-place finisher Marco Rubio.
Leaders talk of tax cuts, but battles loom over size and other priorities
As judge presses for reforms, even defenders admit flaws.
But House speaker wants to fast-track controversial projects in exchange.
Governor and House Republicans want the feds to give Minnesota a few more months to comply with new law affecting air travel.
Governor wants Legislature to extend unemployment benefits for steelworkers.
Kentucky senator pitches his libertarian-themed message against federal overreach.
Minnesota is likely to be among the ripest targets for the Bernie Sanders campaign to sap Hillary Clinton's momentum when presidential primaries and caucuses get started
Gov. Dayton's order is a response to more oil train traffic in the Twin Cities.
He wants proposed mine's financing scrutinized.
The company missed an Oct. 1 deadline and faces reimbursements to state.
The Mpls. Democrat is just the second member of Congress to endorse the Vermont senator.
She has become nearly as much the face of the administration as Gov. Dayton himself. And he plans to hand her even more responsibility.
Last April, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker used a speech in Iowa to describe a central political rationale for his now-defunct candidacy. “The path to the…
Former political partners, friends dined in Atlanta.
Meeting with small groups in neighboring state, Scott Walker gave no hints he was about to drop out of race.
Carver County state Senate race will be political debut of Jake Coleman, son of former Sen. Norm Coleman
Jake, son of former U.S. Sen. Norm, is running for a state Senate seat.
It's a kind of show-and-tell opportunity for officials at dozens of state facilities and sites vying for a chunk of what could be close to $1 billion in state bonds for construction projects.
The time frame for the State Capitol's $307 million extreme makeover is half over, but the work is only 30 percent done.
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