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

Dayton may call special session to address walleye season crisis

July 28
Mille Lacs resorts and other area businesses could face tough times if the walleye season is cut short, as seems likely.

Sen. Tom Bakk, Gov. Mark Dayton speaking today for first time in weeks

July 28
Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk, DFL-Cook, said he had a call scheduled today with Gov. Mark Dayton, their first communication since the Legislature finished business June 13.
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Special legislative session likely as Gov. Mark Dayton seeks to address walleye shortage at Lake Mille Lacs

Gov. Mark Dayton said at a news conference today that he expects to call a special legislative session so lawmakers can help struggling resort-related businesses in the Lake Mille Lacs region.
July 28
Rep. Tom Emmer, R-Minn.

Rep. Tom Emmer leads GOP effort in House to lift Cuba trade embargo

Trade embargo likely to end in Republican-controlled chamber.
July 28
Gov. Mark Dayton said pay raises for his Cabinet were really for the good of Minnesota.

Minnesota officials tout $650 million in HMO savings

New HMO contracts account for some savings, but could cost UCare jobs.
July 28
Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk listens to Gov. Mark. Dayton in June.

After raising Senate staffers' pay, Bakk talks issues, ties with Gov. Dayton

Majority leader addressed the media after a Senate committee approved pay raises for staffers of more than 6 percent over the next two years.
July 28

Minnesota Senate approves raises for staff

The Senate Rules Committee, which manages the operations of the Senate, approved raises for staff of 3 percent this year and 3 percent next year, as well as a $1,500 lump sum payment this year.
July 28

Morning Hot Dish politics newsletter

Legislative pay, Obama's GOP targets, courting Jon Stewart and Ta-Nehisi Coates' explosive book.
July 27

Suspicious package found at state Capitol, prompting evacuation

A construction worker discovered a suspicious package at the Capitol, currently closed because of renovations. It turned out to be brick mortar and paper products, a spokesman later said.
July 27

GOP legislators want conceal-carry exemption for Minnesotans on active duty

A group of Republican state lawmakers say active duty members of the U.S. Armed Forces and Minnesota National Guard should be exempt from the state's conceal-carry law.
July 27

Panel recommends 3 women as choices for state Supreme Court seat

The Commission on Judicial Selection has recommended two state appeals court judges and the Minneapolis city attorney for an upcoming vacancy on the Minnesota Supreme Court.
July 26
Donald Trump and Jesse Ventura

Ellison says Trump can win GOP nod, points to Minn. electing Ventura governor

“You know, George, we had Jesse Ventura in Minnesota win the governorship,” the representative from Minneapolis said.
July 25
Sen. Al Franken, shown at the University of Minnesota, wants two federal agencies to investigate whether Apple Inc. is breaking antitrust law in how it treats music services that compete with the streaming service it launched in June.

Franken sets sights on Apple in his latest battle for privacy

His letter about Apple's treatment of music-streaming services is the latest in a long list of efforts to pressure businesses or regulators to pay closer attention to privacy in the digital world.
July 24

Former Minn. Supreme Court chief gets key role in sex offender case

As special master, Eric Magnuson will coordinate efforts to correct “serious constitutional problems” identified by the federal court.
July 23

Bob Dole's new campaign is for an Eisenhower memorial

Former Kansas senator wants the Eisenhower memorial to be built.
July 23

Minnesota lawmakers ask Obama to address human rights issues during Africa visit

With large Somali and Ethiopian populations in Minnesota, lawmakers ask President Obama to address human rights issues on his African visits
July 23

Chisholm post office to be named after Jim Oberstar

The hometown post office of late Minnesota Rep. Jim Oberstar will be named in his honor
July 23

Sending disabled teen to mental hospital broke state rules

The Minnesota Department of Human Services breached a court order when a boy who later assaulted a staff member was moved to a St. Peter mental hospital.
July 22
Sen. Al Franken, shown at the University of Minnesota, wants two federal agencies to investigate whether Apple Inc. is breaking antitrust law in how it treats music services that compete with the streaming service it launched in June.

Franken urges probe of Apple's music streaming practices

How the tech giant deals with competitors hurts consumers, he said.
July 22

Minnesotan nominee for Norwegian ambassador position testifies before Senate committee

WASHINGTON – Minneapolis lawyer Sam Heins told a Senate Judiciary subcommittee Wednesday that he would be a reliable, diligent and energetic ambassador to…
July 21
Governor Mark Dayton said he learned a "brutal" lesson today and said...

Dayton: Tax cuts OK only if there's more money for preschool

Gov. Mark Dayton on Tuesday said that state surplus money should be diverted to early childhood education.
July 21

Dayton orders flags be flown at half-staff to honor Chattanooga, Tenn. victims

Gov. Mark Dayton issued a proclamation Tuesday ordering flags at state and federal buildings in Minnesota be flown at half-staff in honor of the victims in a recent shooting in Chattanooga, Tenn.
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