Gov. Mark Dayton said he would veto the education bill and was angry when he said he was told that not a single House Republican would vote for half-d

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

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

Trial in 'house of horrors' case delayed as judge orders suspect to undergo mental evaluation

September 20
Jerry Lee Curry's lawyer has "doubts about his competency."
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September 19
Thomas Duvall was convicted of a series of brutal rapes of teenage girls in the 1970s and has admitted to more than 60 victims.

Twin Cities serial rapist cleared for release after 30 years

A decision by the Minnesota Supreme Court ends a prolonged legal battle over the future of one of the state's most violent sex offenders.
As the polls were about to open for the day at the Brian Coyle Center an election worker who wished to not be identified walked to place a flag outsid
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Who's in and who's out, and where are the campaign dollars going?
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September 16
James Cross, the founder of the street outreach group Natives Against Heroin, comforted Yvonne, who became emotional while talking about her situation

From addict to crusader: A new leader emerges in Minn. Indian community

James Cross has built an army of volunteers prepared to risk their lives to confront drug dealers.
State + Local
September 15
There have been two deaths linked to the rapidly growing Minneapolis homeless encampment in the past week, spurring local agencies to intensify their

Calls intensify for swift action on health risks at Mpls. homeless camp

A second death linked to homeless camp was drug-related, family says.
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September 12
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey visited the growing homeless encampment near the Little Earth housing project last week and talked with American Indian l

Mpls. city leaders unveil plan to relocate homeless encampment

Minneapolis city leaders want to relocate hundreds of people living at a large and growing homeless encampment in south Minneapolis to one or more provisional shelters with medical and social services by early October.
In last weeks before primary, Pawlenty, Walz maintain money lead
Campaign Finance: Governor In last weeks before primary, Pawlenty, Walz maintain money lead
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Though neither have their party's endorsement, Republican candidate Tim Pawlenty and DFL candidate Tim Walz have raised significantly more campaign cash than their rivals in the last weeks before contested primaries.
State + Local
September 11
The death of Alissa Skipintheday, 26, near the growing homeless camp in south Minneapolis has heightened concerns about health risks and medical care

Death heightens concerns about medical care at Minneapolis homeless encampment

Alissa Skipintheday's sudden death highlights urgent needs at the swelling encampment, Indian leaders said.
State + Local
September 4
Koda Deer, 4, peered out of his family’s tent on a rainy day.

At a growing Mpls. homeless camp, there's hope for families

Instead of driving everyone off, a coalition of agencies has flocked in to help, reflecting the unusual approach city officials and American Indian leaders are taking at the tent city near Hiawatha and Cedar.
State + Local
August 24
Mayor Jacob Frey listened Thursday as Sgt. Grand Snyder, the Minneapolis Police homeless liaison, spoke at the Minneapolis American Indian Center.

Mpls. leaders unveil plan for tackling growing homeless camp

Mayor Jacob Frey pledged to eliminate the encampment, which as doubled in size in recent weeks, by the end of September.
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Tim Walz and Jeff Johnson got down to business on Wednesday, a day after their primary victories. Their bases of strength are among the main takeways

5 takeaways from 2018 Minnesota primary precinct-by-precinct race maps

In the governor's race, DFLer Tim Walz dominated the southern half of the state and Jeff Johnson of the GOP did well in exurban areas.
State + Local
August 16
Yvonne, 32, sits in the makeshift camp just off of Hiawatha and Cedar Avenues as James Cross, founder of Natives Against Heroin, burns sage and prays

Help is on the way for homeless encampment in south Minneapolis

"Unprecedented" effort will offer assistance on housing, medical care, drug treatment.
State + Local
August 15
2018 Minnesota primary election results

2018 Minnesota primary election results

Tina Smith and Karin Housley advance in U.S. Senate race. Ilhan Omar wins Fifth District primary; Keith Ellison takes DFL race for attorney general.
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August 14
Yvonne, 32, sits in the makeshift camp just off of Hiawatha and Cedar Avenues as James Cross, founder of Natives Against Heroin, burns sage and prays.

Growing Mpls. homeless camp raises public health alarms

The camp dwellers say they feel safer watching over each other in a large group than living scattered on the streets; they are determined to remain despite repeated attempts by the state to clear them out.
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August 13
U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison

U.S. Rep. Ellison denies allegation of domestic violence

The alleged incident between Keith Ellison and Karen Monahan came to light Saturday night after her son posted about it on Facebook. Ellison responded Sunday in a statement.
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August 8
In this file photo from May 18, 2018, relatives of elder abuse victims gathered outside the House Chamber Friday to protest inaction by the state Legi

Minnesota clears giant backlog of elder abuse complaints

State reviewed and closed more than 3,000 unresolved cases alleging maltreatment in senior facilities.
State + Local
August 3
Why so many candidates are running for office in Minnesota this year

Why so many candidates are running for office in Minnesota this year

This year's big races are drawing relatively high numbers of contenders compared to other recent elections.
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July 31
In last weeks before primary, Pawlenty, Walz maintain money lead

In last weeks before primary, Pawlenty, Walz maintain money lead

Though neither have their party's endorsement, Republican candidate Tim Pawlenty and DFL candidate Tim Walz have raised significantly more campaign cash than their rivals in the last weeks before contested primaries.
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July 25
Nancy Omondi, a former director at the state Department of Health, has accused the state agency of wrongfully firing her in retalation for concerns sh

Former Minnesota health official sues agency, claiming retaliation

Nancy Omondi says she was fired three days after she filed a formal complaint alleging a pattern of harassment.
State + Local
July 25
The home in Minneapolis where Jerry Lee Curry allegedly raped and tortured his twin daughters until authorities removed them from the home last May

Mpls. father charged with torturing daughters had history of abuse

Prosecutors say Jerry Lee Curry's family history points to a "pattern of abuse" toward female relatives.
State + Local
July 25
In Senate races, Smith, Klobuchar fundraising juggernauts in full swing

In Senate races, Smith, Klobuchar fundraising juggernauts in full swing

It's rare to have two Senate seats on the ballot in a single year, but it's one of the reasons Minnesota is a state to watch come November.
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July 20
Jaylani Hussein, executive director of the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, participated in a news conference earlier t

Temporary legal status extended for hundreds of Somalis

The Department of Homeland Security cites ongoing dangers, saving 500 from deportation risk.