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.
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Release of convicted rapist draws a crowd to St. Paul meeting

February 11
Oliver Dority, who has done time for two sexual assaults, is slated to move soon to a halfway house in the Summit-University district.
February 9

Rapist heading to St. Paul is latest sex offender to leave MSOP

He's among six offenders freed in the past year, unprecedented for a program that has confined offenders indefinitely.
February 8

Obituary: Gloria Steinbring, a pioneering leader in Minnesota's disability rights movement

Gloria Steinbring, a charismatic and fiery leader of Minnesota's disability rights movement for four decades, died last month in Minneapolis. She was 71.
February 7

Minnesota political pioneer Koryne Horbal looks back

Longtime DFL activist Koryne Horbal raised feminist issues in Minnesota and nation.
February 6

Female voters consider issues, symbolism in Clinton-Sanders fight

Vermont senator's appeal among younger women is growing in Minnesota and nationwide.
February 5

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February 1

Minnesota leaders' full-page ad decries bigotry toward Muslims

From across a broad spectrum, hate messages declared "un-Minnesotan."
January 16
Lt. Governor Tina Smith announced that Emily Johnson Piper is the new...

Anoka mental hospital violated basic rules for patient care, feds say

Generic treatment plans, other issues put mental hospital's federal funding at risk.
January 10

For hundreds of Minnesotans, the wait for disability services is over

State reforms cleared the way for hundreds of families to get assistance
January 4

Gallery: Emily Larson, the first female mayor of Duluth

Emily Larson was sworn in as Duluth's first female mayor at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center on Monday.
December 23, 2015

Proposed changes to drug sentencing guidelines

KEY PROPOSALSChanges considered in drug sentencing guidelines include the following:• Lower recommended prison sentences for first-degree drug sales to 5-10 years, from 7-13 years.…
December 23, 2015

Arrests by drug type in 2014

ARRESTS BY DRUG TYPE 7,336 Total 2014 arrests for sale/possession 4,748Marijuana244Opium/cocaine 98Synthetic2,246OtherSource: Minnesota Department of Public Safety
December 22, 2015
This photo provided by an amateur Illinois bee spotter shows a rusty-patched bumblebee,

Wild bees losing out to corn in Minnesota, Midwest, study says

Wild pollinators declined across 23 percent of the country, study found.
December 15, 2015

Minnesota terminates payments to large mental health agency accused of bilking Medicaid

State stops payments; employees worry clients will be stranded.
December 12, 2015
Nathan Miller, 54, is worried that his time at a sheltered workshop is...

Minn. workshops for disabled could lose some subsidies

Sheltered workshops that employ thousands of Minnesotans with disabilities, often for just pennies an hour, would be forced to make drastic changes under a state…
December 12, 2015
Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman pointed out that Minnesota has the...

Minnesota commerce commissioner: Bitcoin buyers, beware

 Six years after its introduction to the masses, Bitcoin, the decentralized currency known as “cash for the Internet,” is growing in popularity. Yet it still…
December 9, 2015
This file photo shows bedrooms in the men's admission and crisis wing of the Minnesota Security Hospital in St. Peter, Minn.

State mental hospital fined for not protecting workers from violence

The Minnesota Security Hospital, the state's largest psychiatric hospital, has been fined $63,000 for multiple violations of failing to protect its workers from violence.
December 7, 2015

Gov. Dayton decides against health risk review of PolyMet mine

Agency heads say doing so would make the state legally vulnerable.
December 4, 2015

Dayton appoints top commissioner, U counsel to Minnesota Court of Appeals

Agency chief Lucinda Jesson, U counsel Tracy Smith appointed to the high-profile bench.
December 3, 2015

Reforms to state sex offender program suspended by appeals court

The federal ruling gives state a temporary victory.
December 2, 2015

State explores heightened enforcement of mental health agencies, following alleged fraud by Richfield nonprofit

The nonprofit Complementary Support Services is accused of overbilling Medicaid for hundreds of patients.
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