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

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

August 28
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.
August 27

Gov. Mark Dayton State Fair appearance marked by salty comments

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.
August 27

Gov. Mark Dayton visits Minnesota State Fair

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

Officials vow to fight conditional release from Sex Offender Program

Over a chorus of objections from state authorities and medical experts, a man convicted of raping three teenage girls in the early 1990s was granted conditional release by a judicial panel last week.
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 25
A map of the Boundary Waters.

BWCA land swap sparks major environmental review

The federal government has decided to undertake a comprehensive environmental review on how to swap about 50 square miles of state-owned land inside the Boundary Waters Canoe Area with U.S. Forest Service land outside, a plan that has generated thousands of comments.
August 24

Sen. Chuck Schumer to headline DFL fundraising dinner

Sen. Chuck Schumer to headline DFL fundraising dinner
August 20

Anderson: Ally of the outdoors, Dill will be dearly missed

The state representative died this month of cancer.
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

Sex offenders demand broad reforms of Minnesota's troubled treatment program

State refuses to offer federal judge ideas for program remedies.
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
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