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Feeling nervous about Monday night's first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump? It's OK, you're not alone. And you don't have to watch…
Minnesota House Republicans on Tuesday criticized Gov. Mark Dayton for authorizing a total of $79,000 in severance payments to three state agency heads during his time as governor.
An overwhelming majority of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump supporters in Minnesota are very alarmed by the prospect of the other candidate winning the presidency, according to a Star Tribune Minnesota Poll.
Minnesota's Iron Range has for decades been a DFL holdout, but battered miners rethink their allegiance.
State GOP Chairman Keith Downey says Donald Trump got on the ballot 'fair and square,’ and suggests that the DFL is trying to 'rig election'
Riley Horan, who reaches legal drinking age on Oct. 7 and will be on the ballot as a legislative candidate in St. Paul on Nov.…
The State Supreme Court will make final decision on whether the Republican representing Chisago County will be on ballot.
Money to keep project going would come from Met Council, Hennepin County, metro transit board.
The New York businessman made his first visit to the state as the Republican presidential candidate for a private nighttime fundraiser at the Minneapolis Convention Center.
In Minneapolis stop Friday, Republican presidential candidate will raise money from state's business-oriented GOP donor base.
Political strategists expect Trump's populist message to resonate most outstate, but he needs success elsewhere to win Minnesota.
The former talk radio personality won the four-way race to be the Republican candidate against DFLer Angie Craig in what will be a closely fought swing district contest.
New state funds will allow 74 districts to expand their free prekindergarten offerings this fall.
Former U.S. Sen. Eugene McCarthy was born 100 years ago last March in Watkins, near St. Cloud. Educated entirely in Minnesota, he taught economics and sociology at St. John's and later St. Thomas before he was elected in 1948 to represent the St. Paul area in the U.S. House.
He has hired state director, plans Aug. 19 visit.
PHILADELPHIA – Passionate divisions among Minnesota DFLers who watched Hillary Clinton triumphantly claim the Democratic presidential nomination Thursday started to give way to a…
Everyone wants a piece of Minnesota's senators in Philadelphia.
State's DFL delegation brings deep diversity to the national scene.
Local Democrats stress importance of labor vote to a win in November.
As Democrats hold their national convention in Philadelphia for the first time since 1948, Hubert Humphrey's successful push for the first civil rights plank in the national Democratic platform is as pertinent as ever.
Fresh off their wild national convention, Minnesota Republicans are joined once and for all with the political thunderbolt that is Donald Trump.
Some in the Minnesota delegation aren't yet fully on board this train.
Democratic rival Hillary Clinton has a dramatic edge among younger voters, one that Trump tried to cut into Tuesday night.
Amid RNC, world turmoil, Minnesota delegates cite Trump's security stance.
The approach of the GOP convention is eroding the last hopes harbored by some state delegates that Trump could somehow be replaced.
Trump's campaign has paid little attention to Minnesota to date, and at the moment there's not a single paid operative for Trump in the state.
Students of Gov. Mark Dayton's tenure are well aware of the outsize influence that the previous DFL governor, Rudy Perpich, made on his successor's approach…
Governor, National Guard group will attend ceremony marking collaboration with Croatian military
While Mark Dayton said he supported many of the bill's provisions, his administration caught an error that officials said would have cost the state treasury $101 million over the next three years.
With Dayton poised on Monday to veto a $259 million tax bill that's the crown jewel of the House Republican majority, Speaker Kurt Daudt must try to salvage the GOP agenda.
Republicans balk at the spending, bonding demands.
New law gives police tight control over recordings.
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.
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