Special session now has a site: State Office Building

Special session now has a site: State Office Building

The announcement came after an hourlong, private meeting between Gov. Mark Dayton and House Speaker Kurt Daudt. That was apparently the only agreement to be found today.

Supreme Court agrees to hear redistricting case based on voters, not population

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Supreme Court agrees to hear redistricting case based on voters, not population
The decision could affect the political power of Latinos, especially in large states such as Texas, California and Florida.

Vermont's Sanders kicks off 2016 bid from Clinton's left

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Vermont's Sanders kicks off 2016 bid from Clinton's left
Challenging Hillary Rodham Clinton from the left, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders kicked off his presidential bid Tuesday with a pitch to liberals to join him in a "political revolution" to transform the nation's economy and politics.
Minneapolis
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Graco takes center stage as U.S. labor secretary talks up training effort

U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez visits Graco and MCTC to praise collaboration.
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Presidential campaign announcement mania ahead

Presidential announcement mania is coming. Look fast or you’ll miss it. Five more candidates — four Republicans and one Democrat — are expected to formally…
Minneapolis
May 25

U.S. labor secretary to tout paid family leave during Twin Cities visit

Labor secretary will promote issue during visit to Twin Cities.
North Metro
May 25

Anoka County judge facing censure, suspension over residency

A state judicial panel found that Alan Pendleton lived outside his district and violated conduct rules.
May 24
Debate of the Omnibus Environment bill on the House floor on the last official day of session

With divided Legislature, what was -- and wasn't -- accomplished in 2015

A big surplus had some thinking this session would be smooth, but the extra money fueled extra debates.
Local
May 24
Gov Mark Dayton's vetoes on Saturday make for a more complicated special session.

Dayton vetoes two major budget bills - jobs and environment

Legislative special session just got a lot more complicated.
May 23

Anderson: Dayton's waterways interest draws attention

Mark Dayton’s waterway conservation idea is in limbo following the governor’s veto on Saturday.
May 23

2015 a win for open government in Minnesota

Howls of outrage and the smack of the House speaker’s gavel brought a dramatic end to the Legislative session last weekend. As usual, though, most…
May 23

Iraq war issues plague 2016 presidential hopefuls

Analysis: Candidates want to be tough without coming off as belligerent.
May 23

Minn. Legislature's last-minute imbroglio playing with fire

  The ritual is as regular as the blooming buds on the trees that line the Capitol grounds. The Legislature is again in a frenzied…
May 23
The Cathedral of St. Paul. in March.

Minnesota Child Victims Act continues to rock Catholic Church

Fallout continues to jolt Catholic institutions across Minnesota as a law permitting lawsuits for older claims of clergy sex abuse marks its second anniversary.
Business
May 23
Packaged meat is seen at a grocery store Tuesday, May 19, 2015, in Mon...

Meat labeling sparks debate over national sovereignty, free trade

The U.S. court system upheld rules that require meatpackers to tell consumers where animals used in their products are born, raised and slaughtered. But the World Trade Organization may have killed the rules.
May 23

Minnesota senators remain opposed to 'fast-track' authority for Obama

Minnesota Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken maintained their objection to the bill to give President Obama "fast track" trade negotiating authority before and after…
May 22

Minnesota pilot project offers free ride to technical college

Program falls short of free community college for all, but backers hope it’s a start.
May 22

Dayton signs new laws for child protection reforms

The governor also approved $52 million to hire more workers and boost services for abused kids.
May 22

Obama says Israel should live up to its founding ideals

President Obama made an impassioned appeal to American Jews on Friday, arguing that his approach to the problems in the Middle East flows from an…
May 22

Minnesotans enjoying low gas prices – on crumbly roads, bridges

Lawmakers can’t reach a deal to fund repairs, and taxpayers seem happy to keep paying less.
May 22

Obama set to strengthen federal role in clean water regulation

Foes say regulation will stifle economic growth.
May 22

First batch of Clinton e-mails reveals little

Messages did not contain new revelations about Benghazi terrorist attack.
May 22
Michele Bachmann

Iowa Straw Poll loses its relevance

Analysis: Mike Huckabee’s decision not to compete seems to be the nail in the coffin.
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