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Minnesota's legislative session begins Tuesday in the newly reopened and freshly refurbished State Capitol, but the familiar surroundings are the only sure things.
When Marty Seifert was very little, he would ride with his father past an abandoned farmstead near their own southwestern Minnesota property and ask: “How…
Ending 2016 as it began, the two are again trading barbs over the need to convene legislators.
Minnesota government's watchdog-in-chief, Jim Nobles, questions authority — no matter the authority.
St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman said Tuesday he is running for governor of Minnesota in 2018, as he tries to leverage his leadership of the…
Governor wants to take action on taxes, public works and premiums, but a deal with GOP has been elusive.
Rep. Melissa Hortman, the new leader of Minnesota House Democrats, ran for her seat twice — and lost twice — before finally prevailing in 2004.…
Governor charges political motives by GOP lawmaker in squabble over Civil War paintings in Capitol.
Republican Mills says that there are no allegations of voter fraud but that close margin demands thorough tally of votes
Governor and turkey growers celebrate successful 2016 with no new avian flu reports.
According to the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities, rural legislators now make up more than 60 percent of the House and Senate GOP majorities.
Dayton's plans to retire leave many in both parties eyeing runs.
DFLer, a former House majority leader, is first to file in '18 statewide race.
The Republican president-to-be won in a number of greater Minnesota counties that were previously won by Barack Obama in 2012, while Hillary Clinton racked up her Minnesota-winning tally in the bigger cities.
Minnesota has backed a Democrat for president every four years going back to 1976, but Trump made a late play.
HUDSON, Wis. – Wisconsin found itself a pivotal player in Tuesday night’s presidential election, as the state swung toward Republican Donald Trump and shattered…
His running mate, Mike Pence, will visit Duluth on Monday.
Voters in this east metro city have consistently split their presidential choices nearly straight down the middle. The race will be decided in battlegrounds like this one.
Among the GOP's nominee stops was a campus rally in Eau Claire that also included Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, once a Trump rival.
The Trump campaign might be giving Minnesota a fresh look.
Hillary Clinton's lead over Donald Trump is 2 points larger than in the last Star Tribune Minnesota Poll, in mid-September. She holds a huge lead in the state's two most populous counties, Hennepin and Ramsey.
Governor says he wants his last two years in office to be more productive.
Iowa gave President Obama its six electoral votes in 2008 and 2012. But this year, it's been flagged as the U.S. state most likely to flip back from Democratic to Republican in the presidential vote.
FICTION: A 50-something sensation delivers a sharp new novel and an "unpublishable" work from the 1990s.
Conservative supporters are turned off by Trump and also are anti-Clinton.
National groups fighting for tighter laws are engaging in state's legislative, House races.
The Vermont senator wooed younger voters at his stops in Minneapolis and Duluth.
In Minnesota and nationally, Hillary Clinton's campaign is working to motivate this crucial voting bloc. For Donald Trump, that task is falling to volunteers.
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.
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