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Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz's approval rating has risen as the first-term governor navigates the coronavirus crisis, with two in three registered voters supporting his performance on the job, a Star Tribune/MPR News/KARE 11 Minnesota Poll found.
GOP state Senate hopeful Jose Jimenez recently celebrated Sandra Jimenez's recent Republican endorsement for a state House race.
A legal review by Minnesota Management and Budget determined Republicans did not have authority to modify contracts up for ratification.
Lawmakers left behind reams of partisan priorities, but they expect to come back in June
The measure reverses a 2018 decision by the state Board of Cosmetology.
The departures will leave at least a dozen committee leadership posts vacant, setting the stage for high-stakes musical chairs in January.
A proposal to use a tax subsidy fund will have to overcome opposition from the city of Bloomington.
It's a significant step, but it's not a wholesale reopening: Starting Monday, people can get out more in groups of less than 10, and many more businesses can reopen, if there is a plan to keep workers and customers safe.
The bipartisan measure is the result of years of negotiations.
At the Capitol, Gov. Tim Walz is widely expected to extend his peacetime emergency powers.
A third Democratic state legislator is questioning his party’s endorsement process after losing his bid for the DFL’s backing to a primary challenger. State Sen.…
Many issues will still come up in campaigns, as both sides jockey for control of the Legislature.
The measure now goes to Gov. Tim Walz, who is expected to sign it, making the state the third in the nation to ban all marriages under the age of 18.
Minnesota is facing a projected $2.4 billion deficit, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to upend the economy, state budget officials announced Tuesday. The grim forecast,…
Homeless outreach advocates have expressed concern about outbreaks among the vulnerable.
A proposal seeking to guarantee pay for Minnesota's hourly school workers during coronavirus closures cleared the DFL-controlled House on Monday, setting the stage for an…
Doctors and hospitals credit a stay-at-home order from Gov. Tim Walz with slowing an expected surge of patients, but that has political consequences.
Gov. Tim Walz and leaders in both parties have said they want to pass a borrowing package this year.
Sen. Scott Jensen says he was listening, even on the putting green.
An updated budget projection on Tuesday is likely to show the first substantial deficit in years.
White Bear-area residents near a polluting lead plant are credited with pushing the ban into law.
The businessman has raised — and spent — more than $1 million in his bid so far.
House Democrats oppose the tax measure.
Reproductive health care services, including abortion, are exempt from order limiting "nonessential" procedures.
DFL lawmakers say GOP tax breaks are premature given uncertainty about the state budget.
Despite the long odds facing a Republican in a Democratic district, the donations come pouring in.
Democrats were scheduled to gather in-person in Rochester in late May.
Mayo is partnering with the state to test up to 20,000 Minnesotans a day.
Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan said it wasn't realistic to hold the mid-May gathering in Rochester.
Walz said stores, restaurants and other public places will long have to adapt to public concerns about the coronavirus, likely until there's an effective vaccine.
"Don't expect us to jump up and down to vote for the lesser of two evils," one active supporter said.
Even though a statewide version of the program was postponed, Farrah Bergstrom wasn't about to give up the chance to engage in global politics.
Campaign cash continued to flow in Minnesota in the opening three months of the 2020 election year. Fundraising reports for federal candidates were due April…
The Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill Thursday, and the House is expected to follow on Friday.
The Democratic congresswoman has defended the business relationship with her now-spouse.
The Minnesota Legislature is set to return to work this week after a brief holiday break, with expected in-person floor votes (as required by law).
At least three are now touting plans to run political ads in the state this fall.
Gov. Tim Walz on Thursday defended extending his stay-at-home order, saying it is based on data and expert advice.
For diabetics, a $35 copay for an emergency supply.
The proposal, which has support of leaders in both parties, would allow front-line workers who are at high risk of contracting the coronavirus to qualify for benefits that cover job-related medical expenses and illness.
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz delivered his second State of the State address Sunday, urging residents to continue to come together to fight the coronavirus…
Duluth DFL Sen. Erik Simonson is the latest legislator to face questions about work outside the Capitol.
Bans in other states have sparked legal challenges.
Both sides are gearing up to spend big on legislative races.
Here are some of the options for communicating with officials.
Details of the new aid package did not come to light until shortly before the House and Senate votes, following days of private talks.
Social media is playing an even bigger role during the coronavirus pandemic.
The senator said she and her husband have not been in the same place for the past two weeks.
Republicans who control the Minnesota Senate pushed back against some of Gov. Tim Walz's executive orders aimed at the coronavirus outbreak, among them changing unemployment rules.
GOP wants to end it, but even AARP says cuts could gut state's resources for seniors.
The decision came following days of behind-the-scenes discussions.
An estimated 900,000 Minnesota workers, about 36% of the workforce, lack paid sick time.
Minnesotans who cast an early primary ballot found that it was too late to change their vote, even if their original pick was no longer in the running.
Some hope that a woman will be vice president.
Even within the Minnesota Democrat's circle of closest confidants, views on the best path forward differed.
An hourlong protest forced Sen. Amy Klobuchar's campaign to cancel the rally at St. Louis Park High on Sunday night.
Among the candidates courting Minnesota's primary voters, Sanders appears to be making one of the biggest and most aggressive plays to win the state, which he carried with 60% support in the 2016 caucuses.
Sanders out-raised Klobuchar among Minnesotans contributing to ActBlue in January.
The Star Tribune/MPR Minnesota Poll found high interest in voting across gender, geographic and partisan lines.
The publisher describes the 288-page manuscript as an "intimate and rousing memoir by progressive trailblazer."
A slim majority of Minnesota voters hold a negative view of President Donald Trump with eight months to go until the general election, according to a new Star Tribune/MPR News Minnesota Poll.
Back in Minneapolis, the Minnesota senator says her national reputation is still building.
Local backers of the former South Bend mayor say the whole thing was overblown.
There is a presidential primary now, but the gatherings still play a big role in party business and organizing.
The plan would reduce the lowest tax rate from 5.35% to 4.9%, expand deductions for businesses and parents of school-age children, and fully eliminate taxes on Social Security income.
Amy Klobuchar entered the Nevada debate looking to build on momentum from her third-place finish in New Hampshire. But the Minnesota Democrat spent much of Wednesday night fending off intense scrutiny and attacks from rivals.Here's a look at what people are saying.
Top-tier status requires more cash and brings more scrutiny ahead of Super Tuesday vote.
After falling short in the Republican-controlled state Senate last year, the End Child Marriage Bill has picked up support from a key committee GOP chairman.
Franken, who resigned in 2017 amid allegations of sexual misconduct, spent more than $100,000 out of his Midwest Values PAC between July and December of last year.
The district could be critical in the fight for control of the state Senate.
The field for the Democratic presidential primary is starting to winnow. Three candidates — Colorado U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, former Massachusetts Gov. Deval…
Facing larger and more diverse presidential contests, the Minnesota Democrat heads first to New York to raise cash.
Coalition wants guarantee of a quality education.
As a divided Senate voted to acquit the president on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, the case was thrown back to a deeply polarized public.
The delayed results showed Klobuchar within striking distance of Joe Biden, a national poll leader who showed worrying signs of weakness.