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It serves as the unofficial kickoff of the political season, with booths and exhibits intended to get voters thinking more seriously about the November elections.
A Republican state legislator is proposing tax cuts for Minnesota Olympic medalists who said the elite athletes shouldn't be "financially penalized upon returning home."
Two Minnesota nonprofits serving adult American Indians aiming to finish their high school education are recipients of nearly $900,000 in new funding by the state…
Gov. Mark Dayton won't call legislators back after impasse over light rail.
They talk trade, health care, transportation — and Donald Trump.
Dr. Jill Stein, the Green Party’s candidate for president, on Tuesday called for broad, systemic changes to end police brutality in black communities, advocating for…
Money from interest groups shows a fierce battle for the congressional seat is likely.
The former talk radio personality won the four-way race to be the Republican candidate against DFLer Angie Craig in what will be a closely fought swing district contest.
In district known for ticket-splitting, Minnesota Republican has distanced himself from the Republican presidential nominee.
Gov. Mark Dayton’s signature water-quality law is expected to be a major topic of debate and discussion at this year’s FarmFest forum, one of the…
CLEVELAND – Republicans gathered for their national convention offered staunch support of police this week, and thanked officers from across the country who provided…
Fresh off their wild national convention, Minnesota Republicans are joined once and for all with the political thunderbolt that is Donald Trump.
Some in the Minnesota delegation aren't yet fully on board this train.
Democratic rival Hillary Clinton has a dramatic edge among younger voters, one that Trump tried to cut into Tuesday night.
Amid RNC, world turmoil, Minnesota delegates cite Trump's security stance.
The governor's core advisers are more diverse, and are sharing their stories.
Lost amid the rancorous legislative session earlier this year, which ended with the 11th-hour collapse of a major bonding and transportation bill, was a small…
NAACP national president Cornell Brooks called on Minnesota state leaders Sunday to strengthen laws prohibiting racial profiling and for police departments to improve racial data…
The shooting of Philando Castile has revived calls for more oversight of police, including changes to officer training, traffic stop procedures and misconduct investigations.
Minnesota's congressional delegation joined calls for a federal investigation; Obama says Americans should be 'deeply troubled'
A Coon Rapids artist won the contest, featuring 30,000 votes 3 finalists.
Gov. Mark Dayton has selected Fourth Judicial District Judge Anne McKeig as the next Supreme Court justice, giving the state's highest court the first female majority since 1991.
A recent cyberattack on the Minnesota Judicial Branch's website underscored a growing threat that state officials warn will become more difficult to combat without additional…
Minnesota business groups are responding to recent sick leave proposals, pushing for a preemptive state law and are also preparing a lawsuit against Minneapolis.
Otto contends that state legislators overstepped their constitutional bounds when they approved a law that privatizes county audits.
His spot atop GOP ticket could be trouble for Rep. Erik Paulsen in a district that went for President Obama in 2008 and 2012.
Nekima Levy-Pounds was "disgusted" by letter about avoiding police conflicts.
While Mark Dayton said he supported many of the bill's provisions, his administration caught an error that officials said would have cost the state treasury $101 million over the next three years.
Minnesota DFLers at their Saturday state convention warned fellow DFLers that divisions among them could hurt their electoral prospects this fall.
Delegates to the convention in Minneapolis expect feuding from the Sanders and Clinton camps.
Leaders touted lineup of candidates for fall elections.
The governor said he would not call a special session unless legislators reauthorize a sales tax exemption on tickets for high school sporting events.
"I am going to take the weekend to think about what requirements I would have to call a special session," the governor said at a news conference.
Gov. Dayton won't commit to a special session to try again on spending, transportation bills.
Outstate Minnesota wins big in tax bill; St. Paul soccer stadium included.
Legislative leaders are still negotiating over final budget priorities.
House GOP plan would boost transportation spending by $600 million through higher license tab fees, drawing on the state surplus and borrowing.
House Republicans flatly rejected the governor's proposals for either a gas tax hike or an increase in vehicle license tab fees, saying they amounted to unnecessary tax increases.
As election-year session draws to a close, much work remains.
The increasing prospect of no public-works projects this session could affect fall election chances.
Bonding proposal would pay for infrastructure improvements.
As he tries to successfully navigate the end of the legislative session, Daudt then will pivot to a crucial election where he will fight to hold the GOP House majority.
A bipartisan group of state senators is pushing for more transparency and time on major spending bills in the final days of the legislative session.…
GOP budget measure would repurpose funds, not use any new money.
They buy patents, then threaten firms with suits over alleged violations.
Governor says Rep. Peggy Scott out of line for siding with filer of a lawsuit.
The Minnetonka senator's team is planning to launch her campaign Saturday at the local Senate convention.
Katie Clark Sieben is stepping down as commissioner of the state's jobs and economic development agency and will be succeeded by Dayton's deputy chief of staff.
$789 million spending plan includes aid to local governments and college debt relief.
More than a dozen who have launched campaigns for House and Senate seats this year have encountered enormous challenges.
DNA and other evidence confirms officers' account that Clark grabbed one officer's gun and was not handcuffed when he was shot, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said. Activists complained that Freeman discounted some witness accounts.
Activists immediately criticized Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman's decision to not charge the officers.
A Senate bill would allow these 201 state officials to perform civil ceremonies.
An "appalled" Dayton said he would veto the plan on a transgender issue.
His proposals, if enacted, would provide one-time infusions of capital into business-development programs, youth employment initiatives and down-payment assistance for lower-income first-time home buyers
As Dayton scales back universal plan, others seek to expand scholarships
Gov. Mark Dayton's budget proposal includes $100 million to expand broadband Internet access in rural areas, and another $100 million to address racial economic disparities.
Gov. Mark Dayton will get his fifth appointment to the court.
Elected leaders returning to St. Paul on Tuesday to debate some of the biggest and most urgent issues facing the state will arrive to an…
State leaders last week offered a preview of the next round in the upcoming fight over how to best expand early childhood education, a top…
He and colleague had been cited by park police.
Dayton will try to enlist help at governors meeting.
House DFLers proposed more transparency in medical billing and hiring more inspectors to reduce medical-assistance fraud.
But Gov. Mark Dayton says allowing vote is the American way.
Dispute is part of a long-running feud over new Senate office building.
Office failed to disclose $537,000 in penalties, the legislative auditor found.
Rebecca Otto says auditing counties' finances is a "core function" of her office.
A state task force on Tuesday said Minnesota should invest at least $200 million to expand high-speed Internet access in rural areas.
Issues such as Iron Range unemployment and Real ID have to wait, he said.
Gov. Mark Dayton on Friday lashed out at House Republicans and retreated from a controversial component of his new water buffer law, saying he caved…
House GOP will push for flexible tax credits instead.
Minnesota topped the list of states in a job-creation ranking published this week by the national polling company Gallup, which surveyed workers about whether their…
About one-third have little confidence in U.S. ability to fight it abroad, deter it here.
Activists and legislators urged an agenda that would include licensing, inspecting clinics.
$64,000 payment to agency chief's family-owned company in 2013 raised concerns.
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