Clinton, O'Malley, Sanders, Chafee to address DNC summer meeting

Top Democratic presidential candidates vying for their part's nomination on Friday will give speeches at the Democratic National Committee's summer meeting in Minneapolis.

Gov. Mark Dayton State Fair appearance marked by salty comments

August 27
Gov. Mark Dayton has a reputation for speaking his mind, at times to his own political detriment. He spoke freely again at a State Fair visit Thursday.

Gov. Mark Dayton visits Minnesota State Fair

August 27
During an MPR interview in front a live audience, Dayton reiterated his support for middle class tax cuts, a big boost in transportation funding and universal prekindergarten during next year's legislative session, all priorities he was unable to achieve in the 2015 session.
August 26

HUD Secretary Castro rallies Latino voters on Lake Street in Mpls.

HUD Secretary Castro rallies Latino voters on Lake Street
August 25

State Auditor Rebecca Otto hires outside counsel to combat new law

State Auditor Rebecca Otto, reeling from a new law allowing counties to hire private audit firms to review their finances, said in a statement she has hired outside counsel "to help me assess the implications of this law and its impact on the core function of auditing."
August 24

Sen. Chuck Schumer to headline DFL fundraising dinner

Sen. Chuck Schumer to headline DFL fundraising dinner
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August 24

Special election to fill Dill seat will be Dec. 8

Gov. Mark Dayton on Monday set Dec. 8 as the date of a special election fill the seat of the late Rep. David Dill, DFL-Crane Lake.
August 20

Minnesota carry permits top 200,000

A gun rights advocacy group said that state data show that since 2010 more women and those younger than 50 have carry permits.
August 19

Incoming e-mail restored for about 50,000 public employees in Minnesota after outage

About 50,000 state and local government employees in Minnesota can't get incoming e-mail.
August 18
Gov. Mark Dayton announced his appointment of Judge Natalie E. Hudson,...

Dayton appoints appellate court judge to state Supreme Court

Gov. Mark Dayton on Tuesday announced Judge Natalie E. Hudson to succeed retiring Justice Alan Page, who will step down from the court at the end of the month.
August 18

Gov. Walker tours Minn. machine shop, touts Obamacare replacement

The Wisconsin governor's day in the Twin Cities included several political fundraisers and a private meeting with GOP state lawmakers.
August 18

Sen. Franken, Rep. Betty McColllum head to Africa

Sen. Franken, Rep. Betty McColllum head to Africa
August 18

Minnesota religious leaders to campaign for payday lending reform

Top leaders with the Minnesota State Baptist Convention will announce a campaign seeking regulations on payday lending in the state that they say harms congregants.
August 16

Ahead of Minnesota visit, Walker lines up more state GOP support

Gov. Scott Walker, who will campaign for president in the Twin Cities on Tuesday, is announcing a team of prominent Minnesota Republicans who will lead his campaign in the state.
August 15
Sen.Amy Klobuchar on the State Department plane headed to Cuba with, from left, Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizon, Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont and Secretary of State John Kerry.

Sen. Klobuchar, in Cuba, attends U.S. Embassy opening

Sen. Klobuchar, in Cuba, attends U.S. Embassy opening
August 14

Minnesota GOP finishes paying off debt to the Federal Election Commission

Minnesota GOP finishes paying off debt to the Federal Elections Commission
August 14

In Brooklyn Center speech, Walker to unveil Obamacare alternative

At a presidential campaign speech at a Twin Cities machine company next week, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker will detail his plan to replace Obamacare.
August 13

Sen. Al Franken moves from "leaning towards" to "support" on Iran deal

Sen. Al Franken moves from "leaning towards" to "support" on Iran deal
August 13
Bob Messersmith, of East Bethel during the summer and Florida during t...

Mille Lacs walleye working group adjourns suddenly; special session unlikely

Rep. Tom Hackbarth, R-Cedar, abruptly adjourned the working group for designing a plan to help tourism businesses in the Mille Lacs region hurt by the recent state-ordered end to walleye fishing season
August 13

Wisconsin's Walker to bring presidential campaign to Minnesota

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a top contender in the GOP presidential contest, is set to raise campaign funds next Tuesday in the Twin Cities.
August 11

Democratic Rep. Tim Walz formally gets behind Iran deal

Democratic Rep. Tim Walz formally gets behind Iran deal
August 11

On Mexico trip, Dayton to formalize education, agriculture collaborations

In Mexico as part of his trade mission, Gov. Mark Dayton will sign five "memorandums of understanding" with government officials in Mexico City aimed at formalizing connections between the country and Minnesota.
August 10

State revenue again above forecast

General fund revenue for July, the first month of fiscal year 2016, came in at a little more than $1 billion, or 30 million above forecast, Minnesota Management and Budget reported today.
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