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.

Republicans puzzle over how to break Minn. losing streak

November 9
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.
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November 8
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.
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
Elections 2018 Latest news on the Minnesota primary elections
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Who's in and who's out, and where are the campaign dollars going?
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November 8
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.
Walz carries cash advantage into race's final days
Campaign Finance: Governor Walz carries cash advantage into race's final days
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DFL gubernatorial candidate Tim Walz enters the final days of the election season with a nearly two-to-one cash advantage over Republican Jeff Johnson, according to pre-election campaign finance reports filed in late October.
State + Local
November 6
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.
State + Local
October 30
Walz carries cash advantage into race's final days

Walz carries cash advantage into race's final days

DFL gubernatorial candidate Tim Walz enters the final days of the election season with a nearly two-to-one cash advantage over Republican Jeff Johnson, according to pre-election campaign finance reports filed in late October.
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October 29
Mounted Border Patrol agents ride along a newly fortified border wall structure Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, in Calexico, Calif. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

GOP ads raise immigration concerns in MN Congress races

In southern Minnesota's First District, Dan Feehan is the target of new ads.
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October 29

Two Ramsey County sheriffs — one current, one ex — square off for the job

Incumbent Jack Serier faces Bob Fletcher, who held post for 16 years.
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October 23
Tonya Rainey, left, hugged physician assistant Kitty Earl-Torniainen after a discussion about fighting her heroin addiction.

At HCMC, doctors pursue new way to treat opioid addiction

Doctors seek to fill a gap in the medical system by treating opioid addiction in the emergency room.
State + Local
October 19
Contested congressional races bring national focus, millions in spending

Contested congressional races bring national focus, millions in spending

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
October 10
Supporters held signs as Dwight Mitchell talked with with a reporter outside the Federal Building before his lawsuit accusing county and state social

Minnesota parents claim racial bias in child protection system as federal case begins

Parents, advocates claim racial bias in child protection system.
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October 3
“I just walked right in, handed them my old license and the letter from my doc,”
M.J. Zappa of Medicine Lake said of the third gender option for M

Minnesota now offers 'X' for gender option on driver's licenses

While within the bounds of federal requirements, support is not unanimous.
State + Local
October 1
Le Wang, 31, a business analyst, is concerned that a new immigration rule would make it impossible for his relatives to emigrate from China to the U.S

Trump proposal stokes anxiety among Minnesota immigrants

The rule, announced last weekend, would deny permanent residency to immigrants who have used public assistance in the past or are expected to do so in the future.
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October 1
Family members of Pamela Rivera, 51, built a sacred “spirit fire” in Little Earth on Sunday, after Rivera died of an apparent drug overdose. A spi

3rd death linked to homeless camp raises tensions over drug dealers

Natives Against Heroin razed tents thought to be used by heroin sellers at Mpls. site.
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September 24
Lewis Simpler a member of a team of nurses with Livio Health Group took the vital signs of Anthony Nichols 52, at the large homeless camp on Monday in

'Doing our best': Health care arrives at Mpls. homeless camp

With backpacks and stethoscopes, mobile medics have treated dozens of people at the camp.
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September 20
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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.
State + Local
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.