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Minnesota Vikings support early payoff of stadium. The gigantic stadium reserve — projected to top $1 billion by 2027 if untapped — was part of a healthy economic forecast Tuesday.
Maze's departure from Stillwater is part of the fallout from the financial collapse of the Zephyr Theatre.
Former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried and an executive colleague were major political donors nationwide.
Hammer says he's not vanishing but it's time, after serving in the top job for longer than anyone.
She describes her style as collaborative, leaves "wide open" the possibility of working with Democrats.
Four new DFL Senate caucus leaders all come from the Twin Cities. House Democrats and Senate Republicans also picked their leadership teams.
Retired from the Legislature in 2003, the savvy Iron Range DFLer stayed active in politics until the end.
DFL incumbent plans to keep focus on local governments; GOP challenger had wanted to broaden the office's scope.
GOP congressman nails down a fifth term in the red stronghold of northern to southwestern Twin Cities suburbs.
Omar has represented the district since 2018 after one term in the state House of Representatives.
U.S. Senate race between Democrat Mandela Barnes and incumbent Republican Ron Johnson is critical to party control in D.C.
Campaigns try to energize their voters and get them to turn out on Nov. 8.
He praised Walz's handling of COVID-19 and compared Donald Trump to cult leader Jim Jones.
State GOP calls Ventura a "discredited conspiracy theorist."
Political scientists say Trump's support won't help and could hurt GOP candidates with swing voters.
Ben Jay will step in as executive director of the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority, at a salary of $192,000.
Former House speaker faced increasing criticism for asking whether Morris campus is "too diverse." He will continue as a regent until his term expires.
The four candidates were on KSTP-TV about two weeks before Election Day.
The DFLer spoke at the annual gathering of big shots at the Minnesota Business Partnership meeting.
Sviggum's mention of Morris is painful to American Indian community because of history as a boarding school and free tuition for tribal members.
Walz, Grove showcase website and highlight first phase of the plan at new Frogtown coffee shop.
The former Minnesota House speaker issued a written statement amid calls for his resignation.
Sviggum, a former Republican legislative leader, says it's fair to ask the question.
Former state Sen. Scott Jensen, who narrowly avoided the Vietnam-era draft, said Gov. Tim Walz's departure from the guard after 24 years of service is an example of the governor shirking his duties.
Republican Jim Schultz wants to redirect office to focus on crime, Democrat Keith Ellison says the mandate is to represent state agencies.
Charles Webber's challenger is a young lawyer from Prior Lake.
Minnesota's lieutenant governor candidates differ greatly in style, substance.
The Hennepin County sheriff has been on unspecified medical leave since May.
Campaign check: Jensen repeats false rumor that Minnesota schools have litter boxes for 'furry' students
The GOP candidate for governor has made the claim multiple times without offering proof. The Minnesota Department of Education says it's not happening.
DFL state chair says "bring it on" to Schultz's threatened defamation lawsuit.
Incumbent Secretary of State Steve Simon, a Democrat, says Minnesota elections have safeguards and are secure. Republican challenger Kim Crockett raised doubts about election integrity.
U.S. Bank Stadium won't play host to the NFL's marquee game Sunday night because Tampa Bay was spared extensive damage from Hurricane Ian, the Buccaneers announced Thursday.
Direct Admissions seeks to close equity gaps in education.
The NFL's premier game this weekend would move across the country to U.S, Bank Stadium if the damage from Hurricane Ian forces the league to relocate it from Florida.
The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority directed staffers to choose a firm to design the fence and landscaping. The Minnesota Vikings have sought the fencing since the building opened in 2016.
Just over half say crime is up, just under half say it's about the same.
But the biggest names, including Rep. Tom Emmer, were absent.
Jerry Hammer released his salary in response to a written request even though it's not public.
Two-term DFLer says she won't lobby or vote on direct funding issues.
The congressman says he's trying to show we have more that unites than divides us.
Some DFL legislators are pressing for a quick Capitol deal to avoid higher taxes for borrowers.
Walz released his months ago, says it's tradition for gubernatorial candidates.
Finland, Sweden successfully applied to join NATO after Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Ellison said he wants to keep up consumer protections, while Schultz wants to depoliticize the office.
State Chief Ward says he's aware of the situation and Benson is presumed innocent
Governor, public safety officials spoke on fairgrounds before Thursday's opening.
At 67, general manager Jerry Hammer shows no sign he's ready to retire.
Governor convened a news conference outside U.S. Bank Stadium, Jensen decries lawlessness.
Unofficial numbers show primary turnout of 18%, shy of four years ago when competitive gubernatorial contests led the ballot.
The pharmaceutical industry fiercely opposed the measure.
Gov. Tim Walz says this is the fifth time the opener has been in southern Minnesota. There are more than 150 lakes within 30 minutes of Mankato, according to the governor's office.
Judge Thomas Gilligan will again make the ruling, plaintiff expects to appeal.
The GOP representative is in his fifth term, wasn't seeking re-election.
The stadium board officially expanded its joint powers agreement in a vote Wednesday.
Ellison says he will review the Teva Pharmaceuticals settlement.
Probe started in April, and the sheriff went on paid medical leave for unspecified reasons in May.
Nathan McGuire received $50,000 and a signed letter from the parent admitting she lied about him.
Mother, father, three children dead in what authorities say were two suicides and three homicides.
The trial was previously set for June, then January, but the prosecution pushed for August.
Prosecutor sought to compel Lou Raguse to talk about his interview with the defendant
Minnesota law requires public defenders to be devoted full time to the job.
KARE 11's Lou Raguse had jailhouse interview with the defendant.
Canceled flights made for a frustrating holiday weekend for longer-distance travelers.
Delegates also endorsed Secretary of State Steve Simon, who is seeking a third term.
The first day of the party's state convention focused on incumbents' track records and the possibility that Roe v. Wade could be overturned.
Thomas Lane was one of three officers convicted in federal court and expected to face trial next month on state charges. In exchange for the plea, Lane agreed to a sentence of three years, to be served concurrently with his federal sentence for violating Floyd's civil rights. That sentence has yet to be handed down.
Experts say case shows changes to the law, but they urge more investigation, verification by police before entering homes.
The plea does not include an agreement between the defense and prosecution about James D. Blue's sentence in the crash, which killed Mack Motzko, 20, the son of U men's hockey coach Bob Motzko.
Results of $30 million audiovisual upgrades won't be apparent until 2023.
When hometown airline Sun Country backed out, Delta Air Lines stepped in to provide a hangar and charter flights for some of the women's Final Four teams last week, organizers and the airlines said.
Visitors, positive publicity left leaders feeling good about a return from pandemic and civic struggles.
The NCAA Women's FInal Four this weekend breathed life back into downtown Minneapolis after two years of a pandemic that kept workers and tourists away.
The first two games are set for Friday; finalists will face off on Sunday.
NCAA President Mark Emmert, speaking in advance of the women's Final Four basketball weekend at Target Center, said the NCAA is looking to phase in standards similar to those employed by the Olympics.