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Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz on Monday made a second call in as many months for public legislative hearings on a state insulin assistance program as…
Candidates and voters are motivated by issue.
More than a third of his judicial picks have been people of color, more than half women.
The Humphrey School of Public Affairs said that it had to "reassess the possibility of hosting" its Distinguished Carlson Lecture.
Experts urge better reporting and training to identify bias motivate crimes.
With less than a month separating the start of the next legislative session and Super Tuesday, two DFLers hope their proposal can advance in time to impact the 2020 presidential primary.
In Minnesota, it depends on who you ask.
Rep. Jim Nash, R-Waconia, accused Corrections Commissioner Paul Schnell of violating state open meeting laws.
New legislation expected when Legislature reconvenes in February.
The position, referred to as a "victim, family and community relations coordinator," is the first of its kind to be deployed full-time at the agency.
Attorney General Keith Ellison joins 19 state attorneys general, New York City in federal lawsuit.
Former Nazi leader now speaking out against white nationalist terrorism.
More than 8 out of 10 Minnesota voters favor expanding criminal background checks to cover all gun sales, including those sold privately or at gun shows. That support cut across ideological, geographic and demographic lines.
Edward Cleary, second longest-serving chief judge, announced decision on Tuesday.
The Republican Lewis fends off questions about contributions from operatives accused of seeking to influence U.S.-Ukraine relations.
GOP plans to spend up to $30 million in bid to win first Minn. presidential race since19'72.
Supporters of President Donald Trump protested Wednesday outside the City Hall office of Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, who has been in a public spat with the Trump campaign over the $530,000 security bill for Thursday's Target Center rally.
Minnesota senator wants details on legal terms used to decline criminal probe.
Susan Segal and Jeffrey Bryan become the Walz administration's first appellate court picks.
Christian couple's bid to exclude gays returns to its starting point.
Shanklin replaces Sarah Walker, who left in July under a cloud.
Election officials eye new defenses against cyberattacks using a National Guard team.
State election officials have warned that more foreign sources are likely to try to penetrate states' election systems than in 2016, adding that there are already signs of widespread online disinformation campaigns underway.
Just hours before Margaret Flath’s husband shot and killed her in a domestic dispute two years ago, he had bonded out of jail in Wadena,…
Abdelhamid Al-Madioum, 22, disappeared in 2015 while on a family vacation. He claims that the FBI interrogated him in a Syrian prison.
Its first challenge is to Minnesota's primary voting restriction.
Another national political analyst considers former Minnesota Lt. Gov. Michelle Fischbach’s challenge to longtime DFL U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson a “tossup.” David Wasserman of the…
Cost forecast for Super Tuesday in Minnesota triples, thanks in part to 2 legalize-marijuana parties
Secretary of state says new major parties on ballots will boost costs.
Their battle sets up what could be the most competitive and closely watched U.S. House race in Minnesota
The recent mass shootings have renewed scrutiny of semiautomatic military-style rifles.
The same job that served as the foundation of Klobuchar's political career has been the source of fresh skepticism among voters of color and progressives.
A thick crush of supporters followed Sanders between radio and television interviews, chanting his name and cheering.
Appeals panel says state law violates speech rights.
The state of Minnesota is potentially out more than $130 million this budget cycle after losing a court battle that will greatly limit the state's ability to collect taxes on trust accounts in other states.
Other states have passed "red flag" and background-check bills, part of a national movement for tougher gun laws now stirring again in Minnesota.
Since a federal ban on assault weapons expired in 2004 after a decade in force, the nation has become awash in the guns, with up to 20 million circulating.
Daniel Karpowitz comes from Bard Institute, which has been credited with cutting recidivism rates for prisoners.
After partisan blockade, Minnesota officials now have access to federal security money.
Officials from the state Department of Public Safety are hitting the road this summer to collect feedback designed to aid law enforcement recruitment efforts. The…
The state high court agrees to hear the legal challenge over state's 2018 decision to rename the Minneapolis lake.
Sarah Walker stepped down abruptly on Friday.
In wake of police shootings, new group aims to guide policy
Scores of errors set back remote access project.
Gov. Tim Walz signs bill making wage theft a felony in Minnesota.
Rural Minnesota is emerging as a key part of state officials' search for solutions to hate and bias-motivated crime.
Bjorn Ihler shares lessons of 2011 extremist violence.
GOP state Rep. Steve Drazkowski also was behind campaign finance complaints.
Some wondered how state attorney general, an abortion-rights advocate, would respond.
Although she has legally corrected the discrepancy, she has declined to say anything about how or why it happened.
Law enforcement partnerships are seen as key to deterring acts based on bias.
In a statement released Wednesday morning, Minnesota Supreme Court Justice David Lillehaug, 65, said he had intended to seek re-election in 2020 but is coping with Parkinson's disease.
Alabama and Minnesota are unique among the states in that they have no statute ending parental rights for fathers found to have conceived a child by rape or incest.
John Harrington wants to scale up the ethos of community policing to a vast wing of government serving law enforcement from Duluth to Albert Lea.
Six-month program will focus on cybersecurity across the state, nation.
State lawmakers defeated stricter firearms laws, but neither side is backing down.
Law also increases state's budget for enforcement.
Minnesota is the only state not to use the funds since Congress approved the money more than a year ago.
Gun control, probation reform not part of compromise public safety package.
As session ends, lawmakers differ on the need for a task force to review legislation.
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."