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.

Key Minnesota wait list for disability services gets cleared with help

November 22
Medicaid waiver backlog for social services is cut from 1,420 to zero.
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December 7
Rep. Keith Ellison was re-elected in November to his sixth term in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Rep. Keith Ellison: I will resign my seat if I win DNC chair

U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison will vacate his congressional seat if he wins the chairman job at the Democratic National Committee, and he conceded that a full-time chair is what the party wanted after the losses of the 2016 elections.
State + Local
November 21
Adults with disabilities worked at nonprofit Opportunity Partners.

Disability rights settlement could open door to regular jobs

In a case that could open doors for thousands of Minnesotans with disabilities, a large disability services provider has settled a state human rights charge and agreed to give its workers a shot at regular jobs.
State + Local
November 17

Citing burnout, top medical director of Minnesota's state-operated hospitals resigns

Psychiatrist says he's been working 80-hour weeks at Anoka-Metro.
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November 17

$59M in overtime at Minn. agency includes $294K for one worker

Overtime expenditures at the department have surged nearly 20 percent in the past three years and now far exceed those at other large state agencies, according to a report by the Office of the Legislative Auditor.
State + Local
November 12

Disability rights directive could put a bull's-eye on Minnesota

The sheltered workshops that Minnesota relies on likely violate the ADA.
State + Local
November 10

In south metro, Dakota County, Lakeville certain to see new leaders

Dakota County will see a new county commissioner and Lakeville a new mayor.
State + Local
November 9

Clinton narrowly wins Minnesota with 46.4% vs. Trump's 45%

Minnesota has backed a Democrat for president every four years going back to 1976, but Trump made a late play.
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November 9
Trump supporters Audrey Fresh, left, and Holly Olson cheer during an e...

Trump may not be perfect, Minnesota supporters say, but he promises something new

The Republican nominee is admired in the state for his plainspoken style, his business success and his pledge to shake things up.
State + Local
November 9

In Stillwater, Arden Hills, Lake Elmo, key decisions

The most contentious race in Washington County was in the Stillwater School District, where the election for three seats became a referendum on whether to…
State + Local
November 8

New Minneapolis school board members promise change

Fresh faces Bob Walser from the East Isles/Bryn Mawr/downtown District 4 and Ira Jourdain of southwest District 6 were chosen over incumbents Josh Reimnitz and Tracine Asberry.
State + Local
November 8

North metro incumbents fend off challengers

Brooklyn Park will see its first City Council member of color, while incumbents in several closely watched races in Anoka County staved off opponents to…
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November 8

Voters back citizen panel to set Minnesota legislators' pay

Minnesotans overwhelmingly voted to remove state legislators’ power to set their own salaries and handed that duty to a new citizen commission. The lone constitutional…
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November 8

Election ushers in first-ever female majority on Hennepin County Board

The election of a mayor to the Hennepin County Board marked the first-ever female majority on the board, while a contentious race in one Lake…
State + Local
November 8

Minn. polling places prepare for evening turnout

Twin Cities voters went to the polls in a steady stream Tuesday evening, but by about 5 p.m. there were few signs of a late rush like the one that polling places saw in the early morning.
State + Local
November 7

State mental health system resembles a bad 'traffic jam,' task force says

Task force calls for more reviews of Minnesota's private insurers.
State + Local
November 7

Who's using absentee voting in Minnesota?

A new analysis of absentee voter data, obtained Monday just a few hours before the close of early voting, shows that young people have started…
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November 4

Hundreds of Minn. rape victims seek hospital care each year, study finds

About four Minnesotans a day seek care for sexual assaults.
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November 2

Backlash stops 3 convicted rapists from being moved to group home in Dayton

New setback in state efforts to modify the controversial MSOP.
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November 2

Election 101: Who, where, when

Everything you need to know about voting in Minnesota.
State + Local
November 1

Hennepin County Medical Center creates new space for psychiatric patients and families

Confronting mental illness, 'You need a road map.'