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The freshman Democrat's first-quarter fundraising outpaced many fellow members of Minnesota's congressional delegation.
Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar has seen a spike in death threats since a tweet by President Donald Trump suggesting that she minimized the significance…
While the industry opposes state regulations, supporters argue that failing to act will have long-term consequences for the state's economy and workforce.
Gov. Tim Walz signed a bill Friday to close a hole in state law that local prosecutors say prevented them from charging a light-rail train…
The Minnesota House passed a measure Friday 74-52 that would give all immigrants the ability to get driver's licenses, even if they are in the country illegally.
Participation among voters 29 and younger rose across the country.
Omar was not at the gathering outside the Urban League office, and a spokesman said her office was not affiliated with the event.
The change was sparked by a 2017 crash in St. Paul that killed a 29-year-old man.
The bipartisan 59-6 vote came two weeks after the state House passed a similar measure, setting up negotiations to work out differences in the two bills before sending a final compromise to Gov. Tim Walz, who has said he will sign the final proposal into law.
Dueling proposals vie to reshape the market in the state, especially with the rising cost of prescription drugs.
An independent commission voted Friday to increase the annual salary for Minnesota legislators to $46,500, giving lawmakers their second raise in as many years. The…
The independent panel that oversees legislator pay also urged lawmakers to reassess their per diem policy and switch to a plan that reimburses only for actual out-of-pocket expenses.
State Sen. Paul Gazelka, R-Nisswa, the GOP majority leader, called the cost projection "a real problem." He does not plan to hold hearings or a floor vote on the proposal this session.
It outlines guidelines for investigating complaints.
Lawmakers look at making baseline 50-50 for visitation.
The new congressman met with about 100 constituents in Maple Grove.
The special election was triggered by former Rep. Jason Rarick's election to the state Senate.
Continual uptick is a "worrisome long-term trend," health officials say.
Friday's rally in St. Paul was part of a wave of student demonstrations worldwide.
Dueling proposals to limit abortion, expand birth control could become fodder for 2020 campaigns.
Gov. Tim Walz questions whether insurers have done enough to contain costs themselves and cautioned against giving the health plans a blank check.
The National Weather Service is predicting an increased risk of floods due to heavy snowfall.
Disappointment, support follow remarks on Israel.
Patients who rely on prescription opioids to manage chronic pain are raising fresh concerns about a proposal aimed at tackling the overdose epidemic.
The plan authorizes $13 million in state funds for technology improvements, maintenance and customer service support.
All Minnesota students would learn about pregnancy prevention, gender identity and the need for consent ahead of intimacy under a sex-ed requirement proposed by Democratic…
The Minnesota senator and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate responds to reports that she is hard on employees.
Extreme weather led to high number of closures.
Now-deleted Facebook post was condemned as "absurd" and anti-Semitic.
Supporters say Americans' gap in knowledge is putting democracy at risk.
House Republicans blasted the proposal to create a new outreach office as "surreal."
The general election will be held on March 19.
Research effort could be named after Chloe Barnes, Hopkins toddler who died.
Gatherings like Sunday's will be the focus of Klobuchar's presidential campaign until Iowa picks its presidential nominee Feb. 3. For Klobuchar, who lacks the national name identification and fundraising prowess of some of her competitors for the Democratic nod, a strong showing in the state is crucial.
The Minnesota Democrat pledged to work across the aisle and make rural issues a priority as she made the first stops of her 2020 presidential campaign.
The contest for Jason Rarick's now-vacant former House seat will be held on March 19, with a primary set for March 5.
Small-dollar donors could be crucial in a crowded 2020 presidential field.
Companies would have to pre-disclose the increases, under a new proposal.
The freshman representative's statement came shortly after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democratic leaders called for an apology, saying she used "anti-Semitic tropes and prejudicial accusations" about Israel's supporters.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar will test her hometown brand on the national stage as she throws her hat into the ring for the 2020 race to be the President of the United States.
The win expanded the GOP's narrow majority in the chamber and ended more than two decades of representation in the district by Democrats and members of the Lourey family.
Gov. Tim Walz said the marketing campaign was especially fitting on the heels of a frigid week in Minnesota: "It's all about attitude."
The four-week sprint to fill the open seat, triggered by the appointment of the current senator to human services commissioner, has sent a tsunami of campaign cash and volunteers into the district.
Legislation would raise $20 million through increased fees on drug companies.
Legislators propose making Labrador retriever the official state dog.
Senate GOP leader dismissed bill, saying legalization is not a priority.
The doors to freshman Rep. Angie Craig’s first public town hall opened 18 hours after lawmakers voted to temporarily end the longest federal government shutdown…
A previous proposal stalled following intense lobbying from drug companies.
Three candidates will compete in a Feb. 5 special election.
Abortion opponents plan to back ultrasound legislation again this year.
The proposal hasn't gained traction to pass in previous legislative sessions.
Primary winner will face GOP Rep. Jason Rarick in the Feb. 5 general election.
Some former supporters will boycott the rally over remarks by national leaders.
In Minnesota, where the thriving craft beer industry's estimated annual economic impact is roughly $2 billion, the uncertainty has some brewers on edge and making plans in case there's no breakthrough.
The seat opened up when Gov. Tim Walz appointed the sitting senator as a commissioner.
Walz to unveil plan today to cover services affected by federal shutdown.
Minnesota's Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party has hired a longtime party organizer and top political aide to U.S. Sen. Tina Smith to as its new executive director.
The event Saturday drew about 3,000 people to the Minneapolis Convention Center.
Some of the most high-profile proposals unveiled today are expected to face difficulty passing the Senate.
Seat is expected to be hotly contested by both parties.
They include automatic voter registration, expanded access for felons, presidential primary by mail.
Incoming governor says diverse candidates will find "common ground."
Supporters of the proposal say it would close an election loophole.
Thousands of Minnesotans may have been duped into higher charges, the lawsuit by Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson claims.
Under the proposed changes to pay ceilings, 22 positions across Minnesota could see increases.
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