National GOP group targets control of Minnesota Senate

The Republican State Leadership Committee, a national group, says it will financially support efforts to flip control of the Minnesota Senate from the DFL to GOP.

Rep. John Kline to lead No Child Left Behind compromise group

July 30
Rep. John Kline to lead No Child Left Behind compromise group

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July 30
Gov. Mark Dayton said it’s government’s job to help people in urgent need who are in their predicament through no fault of their own, so back to session we go to give 100 tourism related businesses loans, tax abatements and more advertising to help shore them up in the walleye crisis.
July 29

Jeff Johnson named Minnesota state chairman of Rubio for president

Jeff Johnson, the Hennepin County commissioner and GOP candidate for governor last year, will be Minnesota state chairman of Florida Sen. Marco Rubio's presidential campaign.
July 29

Former GOP Senate hopeful Mike McFadden paying himself back from campaign loan

Former GOP Senate hopeful Mike McFadden payiing himself back from campaign loan
July 29

Emmer, Kline seek more safety measures at military recruiting centers

While Emmer introduces bill for bullet proof glass at military recruiting centers, Walz calls for audits for Veterans Affairs health system
July 29
A large crowd gathered at the bar at Nitti’s Hunters Point Resort in Isle, Minn., for bingo night on Tuesday. George Nitti owner of Nitti’s Hunters Point Resort fears a ban on walleye would be devastating to his businesses.

Special legislative session likely as Gov. Mark Dayton seeks to address walleye shortage at Lake Mille Lacs

Gov. Mark Dayton said Wednesday he expects to call a special legislative session for lawmakers to help businesses on Lake Mille Lacs that are struggling due to the decline of walleye fishing.
July 28

Dayton may call special session to address walleye season crisis

Mille Lacs resorts and other area businesses could face tough times if the walleye season is cut short, as seems likely.
July 28

Sen. Tom Bakk, Gov. Mark Dayton speaking today for first time in weeks

Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk, DFL-Cook, said he had a call scheduled today with Gov. Mark Dayton, their first communication since the Legislature finished business June 13.
July 28

Minnesota Senate approves raises for staff

The Senate Rules Committee, which manages the operations of the Senate, approved raises for staff of 3 percent this year and 3 percent next year, as well as a $1,500 lump sum payment this year.
July 28

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Legislative pay, Obama's GOP targets, courting Jon Stewart and Ta-Nehisi Coates' explosive book.
July 27

Suspicious package found at state Capitol, prompting evacuation

A construction worker discovered a suspicious package at the Capitol, currently closed because of renovations. It turned out to be brick mortar and paper products, a spokesman later said.
July 27

GOP legislators want conceal-carry exemption for Minnesotans on active duty

A group of Republican state lawmakers say active duty members of the U.S. Armed Forces and Minnesota National Guard should be exempt from the state's conceal-carry law.
July 27

Panel recommends 3 women as choices for state Supreme Court seat

The Commission on Judicial Selection has recommended two state appeals court judges and the Minneapolis city attorney for an upcoming vacancy on the Minnesota Supreme Court.
July 23

Minnesota lawmakers ask Obama to address human rights issues during Africa visit

With large Somali and Ethiopian populations in Minnesota, lawmakers ask President Obama to address human rights issues on his African visits
July 23

Chisholm post office to be named after Jim Oberstar

The hometown post office of late Minnesota Rep. Jim Oberstar will be named in his honor
July 21
Governor Mark Dayton said he learned a "brutal" lesson today and said...

Dayton: Tax cuts OK only if there's more money for preschool

Gov. Mark Dayton on Tuesday said that state surplus money should be diverted to early childhood education.
July 21

Dayton orders flags be flown at half-staff to honor Chattanooga, Tenn. victims

Gov. Mark Dayton issued a proclamation Tuesday ordering flags at state and federal buildings in Minnesota be flown at half-staff in honor of the victims in a recent shooting in Chattanooga, Tenn.
July 20

Franken: I was joking about Sen. John McCain

After GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump said Sen. John McCain, R-AZ, is "not a war hero," Sen. Al Franken said similar remarks he made more than a decade ago were a joke.
July 20

Klobuchar attends Cuban embassy opening Monday in Washington

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., was among lawmakers who attended the reopening of the Cuban embassy Monday in Washington
July 16
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton greets a spec...

Clinton inspires enthusiasm — and cash — in Minnesota

The state’s residents donated more than twice the amount to her than to all the other presidential hopefuls combined, according to a Star Tribune analysis of second quarter data.
July 16

Fifteen months from election day, Minnesota politicos post fundraising numbers

Fifteen months from election day, Minnesota politicos post fundraising numbers
July 15

Rep. John Kline recognized by National Guard for 'outstanding contributions'

Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., becomes fifth Minnesota lawmaker to be awarded Charles Dick Medal of Merit from the National Guard
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