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.
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In lead-up to primary, Minnesota's nationally-watched congressional races bring in millions

July 17
No state is home to more toss-up congressional races than Minnesota. The Third District has already surpassed the $6M mark for fundraising, and the suddenly-open Fifth is heating up.
State + Local
July 17
Thomas Ray Duvall, who has spent 30 years locked up for a series of brutal rapes of teenage girls, has been cleared for release by a Minnesota Appeals

Appeals Court clears serial rapist Thomas Duvall for release

One of the most violent sex offenders in state history has been locked up more than 30 years.Human Services Commissioner Emily Piper said she will appeal the ruling.
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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State + Local
July 13
Leonard Richards

Double murderer has spot on ballot vying for Klobuchar's Senate seat

Yes, it's legal for the Stillwater inmate to run for federal office, even though he's serving a life sentence.
State + Local
July 3
Bruce Biddlecome, the former executive director of Douglas Place Treatment Center in East Grand Forks, Minn., has been ordered to pay $16 million in d

Judge awards $16M to woman assaulted by official at Minn. facility

The judge cited the woman's vulnerability and the "deep wounds" caused by the abuse by the drug treatment center's top administrator.
State + Local
July 2
Human Services Commissioner Emily Piper said Anoka-Metro Regional Treatment Center has made a significant turnaround, resulting from a greater focus o

In marked turnaround, Anoka mental hospital restores federal compliance

Now-compliant facility is no longer at risk of losing millions in funding.
Pawlenty, Walz lead money race two months before primaries
Campaign Finance: Governor Pawlenty, Walz lead money race two months before primaries
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Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Pawlenty and DFL candidate Tim Walz enter the summer with a large cash advantage over their primary rivals.
State + Local
June 29
Scott Semo is one of thousands of Minnesotans with disabilities who rely on Medicaid to pay for support sevices. Semo received care from his personal

State cuts to rates for disability services allowed to proceed, judge rules

The cuts will go into effect Sunday and could imperil services for thousands.
State + Local
June 23
A protester holds a sign outside a closed gate at the Port of Entry facility, Thursday, June 21, 2018, in Fabens, Texas, where tent shelters are being

Migrant children separated from parents start to arrive in state

The first in an expected surge of unaccompanied minors, forcibly removed from their parents, are making their way to distant relatives in Minnesota and surrounding states.
State + Local
June 21

Nursing home employee charged with manslaughter

An investigation found the caregiver violated several safety protocols.
State + Local
June 19

Resident at Brooklyn Park care home found dead after nurse failed to check ventilator

State investigators said that a nurse failed to check his ventilator overnight.
State + Local
June 15
Pawlenty, Walz lead money race two months before primaries

Pawlenty, Walz lead money race two months before primaries

Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Pawlenty and DFL candidate Tim Walz enter the summer with a large cash advantage over their primary rivals.
State + Local
June 12
Scott Semo is one of thousands of Minnesotans with disabilities who rely on Medicaid to pay for support sevices. Semo received care from his personal

Minnesota disability service providers seek halt to government cuts

The class-action lawsuit says 7 percent state funding cut will cause "irreparable harm."
State + Local
June 12
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.
State + Local
June 9
Lacey Athey, 19, a senior at St. Anthony Village High School, has struggled in school with severe attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and

Lacey Athey: At last, an outlet for her restlessness

Lacey Athey shifted nervously in her seat and slapped her thighs as she rattled off the qualities that might make her an asset to employers.…
State + Local
May 24
Officials with Wayside Recovery Center, which operates two drug treatment centers in the Twin Cities, said they would double their number of beds if t

Minn. seeks expanded Medicaid dollars for drug treatment

It would help make services available to more low-income people who have been disproportionately affected by the escalating opioid epidemic.
State + Local
May 22
Families of elder abuse victims protested inaction by the Legislature on Friday. A few provisions made it into the budget bill.

Effort to reform elder care system falls short at Capitol

Weeks of intense negotiation involving Dayton, GOP legislators and a coalition of senior organizations over a bipartisan deal collapsed over the weekend.
State + Local
May 21
John Gammell

15 years in prison for 'hacker-for-hire' defendant who targeted govt. agencies in Minn.

His targets included business rivals and government agencies and schools in Minnesota.
State + Local
May 21
Vile, appalling disgusting, debacle, badly mismanaged, beholden to special interests, just some of the ways Gov. Mark Dayton described actions by by t

Dayton veto threat hangs over legislative session's final bills

Minnesota lawmakers adjourned late Sunday after finalizing a handful of tax and spending measures, but with little chance they'd have much to show for three months of work as Gov. Mark Dayton vowed to veto most of their major efforts.
State + Local
May 18
Abdulaziz Sugule of the Somali American Money Services Association, Jaylani Hussein of CAIR-Minnesota and Imam Hassan Mohamud of the Islamic Dawah Cen

Minnesota's legislative auditor will investigate alleged fraud in child-care subsidy program

Legislators requested probe after TV report.
State + Local
May 15
Rep. Mary Franson, R-Alexandria listened as Rep. Nick Zerwas, R-Elk River railed against alleged abuse of child-care funds.

Minnesota GOP calls for crackdown on child care assistance fraud

Key lawmaker calls a report of pilfered money going to overseas terrorists "extremely troubling."
State + Local
May 12
Richfield state Rep. Linda Slocum said she’s retiring from public service to “get control” of her health.

Richfield, Bloomington representative retiring to focus on health

Richfield DFLer, who helped land funding for I-35W/494 interchange, is leaving after 12 years at Capitol.
State + Local
April 30
Lifelong Republican Richard Painter announced his candidacy for U.S. Senate as a Democrat on Monday, April 30, 2018.

Richard Painter exits GOP, launches bid against DFL Sen. Tina Smith

A Trump critic, he's running for Senate as a Democrat.