Obama makes case for new overtime rules in La Crosse

Obama makes case for new overtime rules in La Crosse

After some of the most momentous weeks of his presidency, including court victories on gay marriage and Obamacare and an emotional eulogy for the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, President Barack Obama turned his attention back to an ongoing theme of his presidency: Economic fairness.

Minnesota teacher Mark Westpfahl brings lucky students to Obama event

July 2
Mark Westpfahl, a teacher at St. Paul's Capitol Hill Gifted and Talented Magnet School, wasn't expecting to get a phone call two days ago from the White House.

President Barack Obama will tout economic agenda in La Crosse

July 2
While the nation's attention turns to the 2016 presidential race and the ever-growing field of candidates, President Barack Obama will try to drive a message he's been repeating since his first campaign: economic fairness.
July 1
Gov. Mark Dayton and Lt. Gov. Tina Smith took questions from reporters at a press briefing in early June.

Gov. Dayton announces big raises for commissioners

Gov. Mark Dayton released a letter to the four legislative leaders explaining his decision to give significant raises to the commissioners who run his major departments.
June 30

Obama to discuss overtime changes in La Crosse

On Thursday in La Crosse, Wis., President Obama will promote extended overtime protections, which affect 90,000 Minnesota workers, White House officials said
June 29

PayPal responds to the requests of Franken, other senators

Earlier this month Franken and other senators sent a letter to PayPal about the company's robocall policy. PayPal will change the policy as a result.
June 29
Gov. Mark Dayton said pay raises for his Cabinet were really for the good of Minnesota.

Dayton to re-issue pay raises to state commissioners

Gov. Mark Dayton told reporters Monday that he planned to reinstate pay raises to his commissioners, but they "won't be the maximum in most cases."
June 29

Obama to travel to La Crosse, Wisconsin this week for economy event

Obama to travel to La Crosse, Wisconsin this week for economy event
June 26

AFSCME, MAPE come to tentative contract agreements with state of Minnesota

The two biggest state government unions reached tentative contract agreements with the administration of Gov. Mark Dayton, giving raises to more than 30,000 state workers of 2.5 percent in July 2015 and another 2.5 percent in 2016.
June 25
Chrissy Chambers

Legislators look at how best to crack down on 'revenge porn'

Rep. John Lesch, DFL-St. Paul, who is chairman of the “End Revenge Porn Working Group,” said the situation is far more common than many people realize. Both he and Rep. Tara Mack, R-Apple Valley, also on the panel, said they had heard from constituents seeking legal relief, but as of now the remedies in Minnesota are imperfect at best.
June 25

Minnesota politicians react to Supreme Court decision on Obamacare

Minnesota politicians react to Supreme Court decision on Obamacare
June 24
From left, Dana Bash, Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Andrea Mitchell.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar among Congressional Women's Softball Game announcers

Sen. Amy Klobuchar helps announce Congressional Women's Softball Game, Congress defeats press
June 24
Gov. Mark Dayton said in a Saturday news conference that he will sign the final bills approved by the Legislature hours earlier, ending a budget stalemate that had gripped the state for nearly four weeks.

Dayton defends sex offender program, will go to hearing

Gov. Mark Dayton on Wednesday said his administration plans to appeal recent federal ruling.
June 23

Emmer, Ellison join to create Somalia Caucus

From two political worlds, Emmer, Ellison join together to create Somalia Caucus
June 22
Munira Khalif stood in the Mounds Park Academy Library, Thursday, Octo...

Two Minnesota women get seats at Obama's table for Iftar dinner

Two Minnesota women get seats at Obama's table for Iftar dinner
June 22

Rep. Emmer gives back $500 contribution from supremacist leader

Rep Emmer gives back $500 contribution from supremacist leader
June 22

Minnesota Republicans blast Hillary Clinton on day of fundraiser here

The Minnesota Republican Party held a news conference to blast Hillary Clinton on the day she will appear here for a private fundraiser.
June 22

Gov. Mark Dayton reflects on services at St. Peter's A.M.E.

Gov. Mark Dayton was a surprise guest at St. Peter's African Methodist Episcopal Church in Minneapolis Sunday, where congregants were celebrating services for the first time since a massacre left nine dead inside a South Carolina A.M.E. church, apparently at the hands of a white supremacist.
June 22

Morning Hot Dish newsletter

Hillary Clinton in town for a fundraiser, but no public events. GOP will respond at 11:15.
June 18

Outgoing Rep. Ryan Winkler endorses Peggy Flanagan

Rep. Ryan Winkler, who is resigning from the Legislature effective July 1, has endorsed Peggy Flanagan to be his replacement.
June 18

Morning Hot Dish newsletter

Dayton resistance to sex offender ruling likely futile.
June 17

Dayton appoints former Lt. Gov. Solon to Duluth public authority

Among a crop of state boards and commissions appointments, Gov. Mark Dayton appointed former Lieutenant Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon to the
June 17

Franken, other senators send letter to PayPal about its new policies

Sen. Al Franken joins other lawmakers on a letter to PayPal about the company's new user agreement
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