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

August 6, 2015
Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Daudt endorsed Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker for president Thursday, and will be state chairman of his campaign.

Legislative auditor calls for shift in Minnesota's child-care fraud investigations

March 19
They are criminal probes, he said, and belong in the state's Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.
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March 18

DHS inspector general placed on leave after state audit finds fraud in state's child care program

Pervasive questionable payments found in Minnesota's child-care assistance program.
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March 13
Scott Stillman, former manager of state’s forensics lab, testified in May 2018 before the Senate House and Human Services Reform Committee to invest

Audit: State child care program fraud not $100M but still troubling

Legislative auditor found no evidence that child-care money was funneled to terrorists, as was alleged in a TV news report.
State + Local
February 11
Aboard her campaign bus, Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) waves to her supporters after winning the Iowa straw poll o

Stassen to Bachmann: A look back at Minnesota's past presidential candidates

A handful of home-grown politicians have run for the highest office in the land, but none have ever progressed to the Oval Office.
State + Local
January 28
2003: Former NFL player Duane Benson was leaving his post as the head of Minnesota Business Partnership.

Former NFL player, state senator, business leader Duane Benson dies

Through nearly four decades in public life, Benson was universally respected as smart, savvy and measured, with a mischievous sense of humor.
State + Local
January 13
The Minnesota State Capitol

'Our doors are open': Minnesota residents encouraged to visit State Capitol ... if they can navigate it

Unless you're a regular visitor to the statehouse, going to the sprawling complex in St. Paul can be confusing.
State + Local
January 10
The Southdale Courthouse closes for good on Feb. 1.

Hennepin County to relocate Southdale misdemeanor, traffic court cases elsewhere

The Edina location will close for good starting Feb. 1 as the building is slated to be razed.
State + Local
December 27, 2018
In this 2011 photo, a welcome sign for Fargo, N.D., sits in the rising floodwaters of the Red River as a flood engineer for the U.S. Army Corps of Eng

Minnesota grants permit for Fargo-Moorhead flood control plan

The $2.75 billion plan would dramatically reduce the amount of land in the Fargo-Moorhead area that would be at risk during a major flood of the Red River.
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December 27, 2018

State faults Bemidji senior home in resident's fatal fall

GoldPine Home resident died from head injuries.
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December 20, 2018
Sen. Karin Housley, chairwoman of the Senate Family Care and Aging Committee, said she planned to introduce a package of proposals in the coming legis

Minnesota lawmakers, families of abuse victims renew push for elder care reform

The licensing of assisted-living facilities will be a top priority of consumer groups.
State + Local
December 18, 2018
A Hennepin County judge said local ordinances like the one in Dayton, Minn. that restrict where sex offenders can live would have a "devastating effec

Judge strikes down Dayton, Minn., ordinance restricting sex offender housing

Ruling says the law in Dayton, Minn., clashes with state law and public interest.
State + Local
December 13, 2018
St. Paul City Council Member Dan Bostrom in 2015

St. Paul City Council's Bostrom to step down, opening East Side seat

Dan Bostrom announced his retirement at the close of Wednesday's meeting.
State + Local
December 10, 2018
Bob Bergland, former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture from 1977 to 1980.

Former U.S. ag secretary Bob Bergland dies at 90 in Roseau

Even when he was booed during speeches, the target of angry farmers in the late 1970s, Bob Bergland remained stoic — a Norwegian Minnesotan through…
State + Local
November 26, 2018
The damaged gate of the Governor's Mansion after an SUV rammed into it.

Charges: SUV driver who hit gate at governor's residence wanted to speak with Dayton

Charges say suspect, age 59, cited medical problems, wanted to speak with Dayton.
State + Local
November 9, 2018
U.S. Senate candidate Karin Housley gave her concession speech Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in Bloomington, Minn. Housley and other statewide GOP candidates

Republicans puzzle over how to break Minn. losing streak

Central to the state GOP's effort will be fielding candidates who can appeal to both its rural base while winning back the suburban voters who propelled DFL gains in this week's midterm election.
State + Local
November 8, 2018
Empire Township is one of nearly 1,800 towns in Minnesota and is located in southern Dakota County.

State's townships as a whole increased revenue, cut expenses in 2017

Outstanding debt was also down, report says.
State + Local
November 8, 2018
2018 Minnesota midterm election results

2018 Minnesota midterm election results

Results for key state races, the legislature, Congress' balance of power and local Minnesota municipal contests.
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November 7, 2018
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November 7, 2018
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November 6, 2018
In this Nov. 1, 2016, photo, a voter is reflected in the glass frame of a poster while leaving a polling site in Atlanta, during early voting ahead of

600,000 Minnesotans have already voted. Here's what we're watching.

On the eve of Election Day, more than half a million Minnesotans have already turned in a ballot - including many young people who didn't vote in 2016.