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Stakes are high as Keith Ellison negotiates between local black community, state and local leaders.
Natalie E. Hudson took the state’s judicial oath Friday, pledging to ensure all Minnesotans have access to the courts and becoming the second black woman…
Big crowd hears Jason Lewis and John Howe.
Senate DFLers want to expand the agenda.
Laid-off Iron Range steelworkers are facing “severe situation,” he says.
Applying for a job with the state is expected to become easier starting next month. The Minnesota Management and Budget Office on Dec. 8 will…
Senate Republicans on Thursday said they would not immediately move into new offices once an almost-completed building opens later this year.
Rise in poverty rate sparks calls for action at Capitol.
Senate majority leader hosted event in January.
Out-of-state teachers would benefit from law.
The move potentially ends uncertainty over whether travelers would be barred from boarding domestic flights with only their Minnesota identification cards.
Nearly nine in 10 management jobs are held by white employees right now. And efforts to recruit top talent of color won’t be easy, as the state will be competing with private-sector employers.
Gov. Mark Dayton, incensed over Republican efforts to block what he called “modest” pay raises for state employees, lashed out this past week at…
After feds signal a change, Dayton renews efforts to limit time spent on exams.
Outgoing state Sen. Branden Petersen, R-Andover, faces a state inquiry over two reimbursements to himself from his campaign account totaling $6,000. Petersen, who announced in…
Senate Republicans want an ethics committee to resume deliberations on ethics charges against Sen. Jeff Hayden, DFL-Minneapolis.
Legislative auditor finds state plane was used for stops at 2 political events.
Governor joins discussion at St. Cloud forum that was testy but “respectful.”
Art Rolnick says Dayton’s plan isn’t best way to close the achievement gap.
Two bus companies owned by Minnesota Transportation Commissioner Charles Zelle received nearly all of the state subsidies for rural bus routes in 2013.
Governor also meets with NAACP leaders to discuss racial economic disparity.
Petersen, who broke ranks with his party over gay marriage, had already said he would not run in 2016.
Buses replaced light-rail trains for several hours in the area of St. Paul where a Black Lives Matter protest was held Sunday.
Metro Transit says that buses are replacing Green Line trains between the Snelling Avenue and Capitol/Rice Street stations. Staff will be on hand to direct riders.
Wyoming lawmakers debating how much money to squirrel away in their rainy-day fund are taking a page from Minnesota’s playbook.Legislators there are adopting a statistical…
Black Minnesotans were the only racial group to regress economically, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
An obscure provision in a Senate proposal would send $6 million into an account controlled by the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board
Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders offered dueling messages highlighting the nation’s stark income inequality, a unifying theme that emerged as they and other hopefuls appeared Friday in Minneapolis for the Democratic National Committee’s summer meeting.
Brad Rixmann’s rise to dominance in the payday lending industry has coincided with his and his family’s growing political spending.
Appeals Court Judge Natalie E. Hudson to replace Alan Page as justice.
Critics say the practice harms vulnerable groups.
Legislators previously proposed limiting to four the number of payday loans consumers can take out, but the effort failed after Payday America, the largest such lender in Minnesota, spent more than $300,000 to kill the bill.
Rep. Erin Murphy, a St. Paul DFLer, is hitting the road solo, touring the state to drum up support for universal preschool with recent stops…
Brad Rixmann, chief executive of Burnsville-based Payday America, is a giant on the payday lending scene and state politics.
A plan to recharge Lake Mille Lacs is already drawing skepticism.
A community project in central Mexico is bringing art to people's homes. Literally.
The governor also disappoints the GOP by rejecting calls for a Planned Parenthood probe.
Senator condemns Trump's remarks, praised McCain's "feats of courage."
Rep. Dan Schoen will be consultant to LeafLine Labs, one of two medical marijuana companies in state.
Change in Minnesota law cut specialized program at Metro Deaf School.
Compromise bill gave him one day, July 1, to restore $900K in extra pay for agency heads.
Friday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that makes same-sex marriage legal across the nation marks the culmination of a legal battle that began in Minnesota more…
Gov. Mark Dayton said Wednesday that he will appear before a federal judge in person in August to defend the state’s controversial sex offender program,…
State regulators say a preliminary report shows no significant environmental impacts from the proposed copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota. Environmental groups say they will review the 3,000-page document closely.
His split with the governor contributed to a session marked by rancor, accusations of betrayal and legislative overtime.
Post-midnight talks Saturday sealed deals on environment, education and energy bills to end the potential for a partial government shutdown that threatened the livelihoods of nearly 9,500 state workers.
Minnesota's political leaders approved billions in spending, including passage early Saturday of the environmental and agriculture budget bill, avoiding a state government shutdown.
The final deal to finish the state budget, struck Thursday night, sets the table for a special session today where approval of money for environmental and agricultural programs is still in doubt.
Gov. Mark Dayton is tentatively scheduled today to meet with all four legislative caucus leaders in hopes of nailing down a final agreement and set a special session.
A comment by Gov. Mark Dayton's chief of staff prompts a public tussle after the rejection of broadband funds for the growing city west of Minneapolis.
Gov. Mark Dayton said three disagreements remain between him and House Republicans in the clutch of budget bills that would be up in the special session.
A single action triggered a chain of events culminating in the current standoff and further exposing a rift between DFL Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk and Gov. Mark Dayton.
Gov. Dayton wants Legislature to repeal a new law privatizing the office before he calls special session.
Discussions have centered on Dayton’s top priority of universal preschool.
Special session site set, but no budget deal in sight as Dayton resumes meetings with legislative leaders
Dayton releases a lengthy list; meanwhile, layoff notices loom for 10,000 state employees.
A big surplus had some thinking this session would be smooth, but the extra money fueled extra debates.
Minnesotans chose divided government in last year’s election, giving Gov. Mark Dayton a second term while flipping control of the House to Republicans. And division…
$25 billion approved for human services, higher-ed, transportation, public safety.
The Golden Valley DFLer, a Harvard-educated attorney, will stay for the special session.
Governor is determined to get funding for universal pre-K in education bill.
Gov. Mark Dayton and House Speaker Kurt Daudt will begin negotiations over a special session on Tuesday, with the governor saying he hopes to convene the session by early June.
Dayton said he would veto $17 billion in education spending as soon as the bill lands on his desk and will call a special legislative session once he and House Republicans can settle the standoff.
Governor holds firm to veto threat over early ed funding
Budget deal hinges on Dayton's insistence on securing $173 million for a scaled-down version of his top priority, universal access to preschool for all the state’s 4-year-olds.
Salaries are stagnant, but health and pension costs have skyrocketed. The analysis comes at a critical juncture in budget negotiations at the Capitol.
With eight days left until the end of the session, and no final deal on the budget yet in sight, state Sen. Sean Nienow…
Republicans opposed Gov. Dayton’s picks, but Rothman and Duininck had the votes to keep their posts.
As legislators consider giving school boards more flexibility, state education officials gave these plans a one-year approval.
Gov. Dayton is holding firm, despite opposition from seemingly all sides.
Plan would eliminate MinnesotaCare program.
More than 400,000 MnSCU students stand to benefit from House-passed higher-ed budget. The University of Minnesota, which had requested $65 million for tuition freezes, was largely shut out.
House Republicans on Saturday approved an education budget bill that increases spending by $157 million, setting up a confrontation with DFLers in the House and Senate who call the amount paltry.
What is a Minnesotan? An innocuous question, but the word morphs into a rhetorical device often invoked by legislators during floor sessions, committee hearings and…
Hennepin, Ramsey and Dakota authorities are among the several urging state funding for preschool.
Education Minnesota's top issues this year are seniority, pre-K funding.
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