In veto, Dayton blames House GOP for 'insufficient' ed bill

In veto, Dayton blames House GOP for 'insufficient' ed bill

Gov. Mark Dayton on Tuesday blamed the House GOP for a lack of agreement on universal preschool; GOP leaders say they compromised on school funds, early-learning programs

Daudt signs on with Scott Walker for President

August 6, 2015
Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Daudt endorsed Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker for president Thursday, and will be state chairman of his campaign.

Moms emerge as force for change at Minn. state mental hospital

July 24
Parents want more access, more focus on treatment at state security hospital.
State + Local
July 28
Vice presidential candidate Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., walked on stage Wednesday night at Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

Twitter explodes with dad jokes for VP nominee Tim Kaine

The main response to vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine at the Democratic National Convention last night? He is everyone's dad.
State + Local
July 20

State addiction facility cited for neglect in star basketball player's suicide

Staff at the St. Peter treatment center failed to take necessary precautions.
State + Local
July 18
Brad Teslow, a former gym teacher, pauses at his apartment before head...

Minnesota man with disability wins round in fight for job promotion

A St. Paul man who won a first-of-its-kind lawsuit, said he "just wanted a shot at an interview" for a supervisor position at the Bloomington packaging plant.
State + Local
July 12

Jim Metzen, longtime South St. Paul state senator, dies at 72

The DFLer, a lifelong hockey booster, called a true friend.
State + Local
July 11

Man who raped girls is latest cleared for release as MSOP changes course

Judges say Dwight Walton, convicted in 1980s, has shown progress in treatment.
State + Local
June 30

State VA chooses new health care deputy commissioner

Douglas Hughes has military, business and health care experience.
2016 Republican National Convention
2016 Republican National Convention
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Coverage of the convention July 18-21 in Cleveland.
State + Local
June 28
Democratic members of Congress, including Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., center, and Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-Conn., participated Wednesday in a sit-down protest seeking a vote on gun control measures.

Stung by defeats, Democrats shift strategy on gun control

The party is bringing its case to the people, with leaders urging members to conduct sit-ins around the country as they try to sustain the flash of activism on the gun issue.
State + Local
June 13
David Oliver, manager of special projects, held a sample that had meta...

U.S. Forest Service balks at copper-nickel mining plan near BWCA

Forest Service asks for public comment on Twin Metals plan.
State + Local
May 31

City of Lakeville's tweet sparks a political dustup

The city of Lakeville deleted an objectionable tweet this week that GOP politicians criticized as public support for a political campaign.Screenshots on social media show…
State + Local
May 23

Gallery: Legislators worked until midnight deadline

Legislators failed to agree on a spending bill before their midnight adjournment deadline Sunday, May 22, 2016.
State + Local
May 20

Feb. 1: Minnesota leaders' full-page ad decries bigotry toward Muslims

From across a broad spectrum, hate messages declared "un-Minnesotan."
State + Local
May 16

Minn. first to require training on fetal alcohol disorders for foster parents

The law culminates years of grass-roots lobbying by disability advocates, and requires all newly licensed foster parents to receive an hour of training on parenting strategies for children with FASD.
State + Local
May 1

How investigators are using data to battle Minn. surge in suicides

Effort follows sharp increase in Minnesota deaths.
2016 Democratic National Convention
2016 Democratic National Convention
updated 19 hours 33 mins. ago
Coverage of the convention July 25-28 in Philadelphia.
State + Local
April 21

Minnesota advocates, lawmakers spar over use of hidden cameras in nursing homes

Proposal says families can install surveillance without fear of reprisal.
State + Local
April 20

State opposes release of serial rapist who triggered a political furor

Thomas Duvall was nearly freed in 2014 amid a political furor.
State + Local
April 19

Wolves on Isle Royale down to a last, aging pair

The last two wolves on Isle Royale are so old and closely inbred that they are unlikely to successfully reproduce.
State + Local
April 18
After he was brought to an ER for the sixth time, Matt Johnson's group home refused to take him back. "Nobody wants me," he said.

Surge in psych patients turns state's ERs into 'holding pens'

The crowding has become so acute in some smaller, rural hospitals that patients are forced to wait on stretchers in public hallways, often for hours.
State + Local
April 16
A tour boat on Lake Michigan near downtown Milwaukee, Wis., July 16, 2...

Thirsty cities begin to eye water from the Great Lakes

Nearly a decade ago, eight governors shook hands on an extraordinary agreement to erect a legal wall around the largest source of fresh water on…
State + Local
April 15
Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk, shown on the first day of the 2016 legislative session, warned county commissioners in northeastern Minnesota that they would risk losing state money if they passed a resolution to ban copper mining near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

Sen. Bakk warns Cook County that mining stand could be costly

The state Senate majority leader advised commissioners they would risk losing state money if they passed a resolution to ban copper mining near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
State + Local
April 11

Duluth detox center cited for abuse after patient confined naked in room

Female patient was left naked, visible on cameras, investigators found.