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

Obama makes case for new overtime rules in La Crosse

July 2
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.
July 4

43 years later, couple's fight for marriage vindicated

Their intuition came from different sources: Jack Baker, from his time in law school, and Michael McConnell, from his belief that “love is the most powerful force in the universe.”
July 4

U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan says he will seek another term in 2016

He’s balancing work and family in light of one of his daughters being diagnosed with cancer.
July 4
Get a move on: Pat Lunemann, above, at his Twin Eagle Dairy in Clarissa, Minn. He wants Congress to act on immigration reform so he can hire reliable workers to care for his livestock.

As D.C. bickers, Minnesotans suffer from the gridlock

Minnesotans are paying a real price for the political paralysis gripping the nation’s capital.
July 4

Iowa straw poll's death shows the shakeup at work in U.S. politics

Iowa Republican organizers abruptly canceled the long-standing straw poll after failing to generate enough promises of attendance from the more than a dozen GOP presidential hopefuls.
July 3
President Obama took the stage and greeted folks in LaCrosse.

President Obama touts new overtime rules in La Crosse

Obama defended his economic record and took aim at 2016 Republican field, including Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.
July 3
Bethel couple Joe and Rhonda Meath are the latest multi-million dollar...

Minn. Lottery changes store-ID policy after big prizes go unclaimed

Exact locations where tickets were purchased are now being revealed. To date, there are six hefty payouts waiting to be claimed in Minnesota.
July 2

President Barack Obama will tout economic agenda in La Crosse

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 2
Governor Mark Dayton said he learned a "brutal" lesson today and said...

Gov. Dayton gives big raises to commissioners; GOP cries foul

Gov. Mark Dayton gave big raises to his cabinet Wednesday, prompting a swift attack from Republicans as he boosted the salaries of some agency commissioners…
July 1

Dayton appoints two to MNsure board of directors

They will represent the interests of consumers and small businesses.
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.
July 1

Funding cuts force swift end to mandatory ACT testing

Districts must still offer the test to students who want to take it.
June 30

SEIU contract kicks in for 27,000 home care aides

The contract still being fought over in court will guarantee a wage floor of $10.75 per hour, paid time off, a new grievance process and a training program.
June 30

McNamara says he's filing ethics complaint against park lobbyist

Legislators announces complaint after panel doesn't find probable cause against him
June 30

House Ethics Committee dismisses complaint filed by Rep. Kahn

GOP Rep. Denny McNamara called the ethics complaint 'frivolous.'
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.
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