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The contrasting scenes with Minnesota senators approving a stopgap bill and Gov. Tim Walz addressing teachers reflected the strains after a week of closed-door budget talks.
The lawsuit has become part of the political fight over proposed fees on makers of opioid drugs.
Proposals fail to advance in surprise conference vote on public safety spending.
42 states and Puerto Rico allege that the collusion led to large price increases for 112 drugs, some of which soared more than 1,000% beginning in 2013.
Minnesota lawmakers are largely unified around the need to improve the way rape cases are investigated and prosecuted. But a proposal to eliminate the statute…
Changes to sex assault statutes advance in Senate, while statute of limitations bill prompts emotional testimony.
Minnesota's first lady will convene talk at screening of PBS documentary.
Believed to be the first woman to serve on the commission after having served time behind bars, Tonja Honsey brings a wealth of experience helping mothers and pregnant inmates in the years since her return to society.
Commissioner concerned ruling will hinder future efforts to rename waters.
After the Senate's 66-0 vote, Gov. Tim Walz could sign the repeal later this week, striking Minnesota from the ledger of states that still have loopholes that make it difficult under certain circumstances to prosecute men for sexual assault.
Gov. Tim Walz said last week he will tighten hiring rules after reports that the IRRRB — long accused of DFL cronyism — passed over a qualified woman and deviated from normal procedures by publicly posting the position for just 24 hours, instead of the usual 21 days.
Corrections chief says the bill would lead to the loss of dozens of officers' jobs.
Gun debate will get pushed to end-of-session budget talks.
She's represented by a nonprofit group that wants to make it easier for nonunion public sector workers to opt out of contributing to their unions.
GOP measure aimed to call attention to its costs.
Minnesota hasn't touched federal money to ward off hackers. A key Republican calls the issue "no big thing."
A governor has not had to elect regents since 2001. And the internal DFL divisions have added to concerns over legislative delays surrounding endgame budget and tax disputes in the Capitol.
Voters Alliance says it needs the records to spot fraud; state officials plan to appeal.
They spent years rallying support to limit cellphone use while driving
The Legislature gave final approval to the measure on Thursday.
Under past policy, offenders prescribed the drug could be sent to prison.
If only for 90 minutes — in a world of make-believe — DFL lawmakers called the shots Monday on a panel of the Republican-led Minnesota…
The bill would limit government seizures of money or property to criminal cases, and then only after a conviction.
Worthington, Bemidji and Duluth are in the running.
Officials estimate repeal could result in seven new convictions each year.
Ellison cites harm to Minnesota health care industry employers.
Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, a Republican, is a vocal opponent of gun control, but he says he would be willing to hear proposals 'on both sides' regarding universal background checks and a "red flag" law.
The Minnesota Senate voted overwhelmingly Monday for a bill barring cellphone use while driving unless the phone is being used in a "hands-free" mode.Although the…
House unanimously passed identical legislation last month.
Attorney General Keith Ellison is creating a new labor division to address economic crimes.
Monday hearing comes as deadline to move bill nears.
The firm brings together the last two state attorneys general, both of them litigators with a long history of working together in Minnesota's legal community.
If the measure becomes law, Minnesota would join 16 states and the District of Columbia in banning cellphone use by motorists unless they use active hands-free technology while they drive.
GOP Senate majority leader said the issue more likely to be taken up next year.
Lawmakers look at ways to get people to treatment, not jail, faster.
The state's new public safety commissioner is among a growing set of law enforcement leaders now studying new approaches to such cases.
Keith Ellison said office fielded more than 300 complaints last year.
Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison joined the group of Democratic state attorneys general for the second federal legal challenge to the new policy in as many days.
The court is alarmed by high levels of depression, anxiety and stress among practicing attorneys.
A House committee is expected to advance bills that face murkier prospects in state Senate.
State's sole private facility has been unused since 2010.
Measures would award $3 million in death of Joseph Gomm in 2018.
One woman's trauma is pushing Minnesota lawmakers to repeal what is known as the marital rape exception.
Attorney general, St. Paul mayor and Public Safety head visited Stillwater.
State A.G. forms group to suggest litigation, legislative strategies.
Rep. Nick Zerwas cites "Empire" actor's case as motivation.
Minnesota joined 15 states Monday in asking a California federal judge to halt President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration, arguing that diverting funds to build a border wall would hurt the state's national guard and frustrate counter-narcotic efforts.
Draconian sentencing in state is the target of move to wipe out disparities.
Background checks, "red flag" laws sought by Minnesota advocates.
Minnesota is lone state to not yet access federally approved money to improve security.
Minnesota among 22 states calling on federal court to uphold injunction.
The new attorney general underlies the need to raise his lawyers' salaries.
An annual rally underlined support from new leadership at Capitol.
Hands-free measure and increased penalties cruised through committees.
Minnesota is one of 22 states where felons cannot vote until they complete post-incarceration supervision. The change could affect as many as 60,000 on probation.
The judicial branch seeks to raise judges' salaries to stay competitive.
State report calls for better response to exploitative practices in workplaces.
Melin will be legislative director, and Liz Kramer to be solicitor general.
Minnesota was among dozens of states to file suit against the two health companies.
Efforts to expand background checks and adopt red flag law get rolled out amid a day of outreach by Minnesota Gun Owners Caucus.
President, Democrats remain divided over border wall funding.
He assured an audience of veterans and officials from across the state's criminal justice system that the measure would be a priority.
Repeal of "voluntary relationships" statute among package of changes moving through Senate.
An early victory this week in the House has Secretary of State Steve Simon optimistic that he will soon be able to access that money to update the state's voter registration system.
Lola Velazquez-Aguilu has been on the commission since 2016.
DFL legislators cite election momentum for two new bills, while firearm rights advocates ready to renew resistance.
David Maeda helped roll out state's first electronic poll books in Minnetonka.
With one hand on a Qur'an, Keith Ellison ushered in a new era Monday for the Minnesota Attorney General's Office, promising to use his new role as "the People's Lawyer" as a vehicle that will take the office's reach to every corner of the state.
After 12 years in Congress, his life as attorney general means using law for change.
Some new measures may shorten prison terms, others are harder on repeat offenders.
John Keller has led the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota since 2005.
Attorney general's task force finished 47-page report for lawmakers to consider.
Postal worker pleads guilty to federal charge for firing into Minneapolis Federal Reserve during fireworks
Authorities found anti-government literature in St. Paul man's apartment.
Minn. author of anti-government 'handbook' handed five-year federal prison sentence in pipe bomb case
Eric James Reinbold, convicted of possessing illegal homemade bombs, diagramed bomb recipes and wrote of attacking government, 'feminists.'
Defendant sat feet away from Dar Al-Farooq's director.
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