Minnesota has some of the highest child care costs in the country for center-based day cares.
Energy was the third department of the federal government Rick Perry could not remember during a CNBC debate Wednesday. But forget, for a moment, Rick Perry’s memory lapse. Can he even do that?
One year to the day before the 2012 election, President Obama is already being judged on his handling of the economy.
There has been plenty of talk at the Minnesota State Capitol about a new Vikings stadium and now gambling is back on the table. But how much gambling money is actually available in Minnesota right now?
Governor Mark Dayton is hoping his stadium blitz at the State Capitol will end with a Vikings vote by Thanksgiving. But not before the Vikes agree to a series of conditions, including a legal promise not to walk away from the deal.
Minnesota Vikings fans are reeling over Sunday’s loss to the Detroit Lions. It puts the winless purple at the bottom of their division, and it couldn’t come at a worse time for a team that is pushing hard for a new stadium.
Gov. Mark Dayton left Friday for a nine-day trade mission to South Korea, his first overseas trip as governor — something previous Minnesota governors have done. However, as a candidate, Dayton criticized former Gov. Tim Pawlenty’s trade missions.
Many of WCCO-TV’s viewers reacted strongly to Pat Kessler’s Reality Check Tuesday night on President Obama’s plan for a millionaire tax.
President Barack Obama is proposing higher taxes for millionaires to help pay for a jobs program. In Minnesota, it’s a tax hike that could hit thousands of millionaires.
Rep. Michele Bachmann’s presidential campaign has gone viral. Literally.
Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann got aggressive in the latest Republican presidential debate on CNN on Monday night.
It’s only the first day of school, and Minnesota classrooms are already struggling for money.
For years, Minnesota had a law preventing schools from opening before Labor Day. But now Minnesota schools can apply to the state for permission to open early. And many are doing it.
The official Minnesota State Fair records from last year confirm that what makes it great for vendors: hundreds of thousands of customers in one place.
Tim Pawlenty, climate change skeptic? Minnesota’s ex-governor is a former believer, whose previous views on global warming are melting faster than the polar ice caps.
The Minnesota state government giveth, and the Minnesota state government taketh away. But in the case of the record 20-day shutdown last month, it also protecteth itself.
President Obama signed into law Tuesday the controversial bill raising the nation’s debt ceiling. It didn’t come without a bruising political fight, and a few exaggerations.
Minnesota’s laid off state workers are back on the job after the governor and legislature reached a budget deal, but they face more cuts with the compromise to end the 20-day shutdown.
Not only are Minnesota lawmakers writing the bills behind closed doors, they are writing the bills inside the State Capitol, which is closed and locked to the public.
Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican leaders are hoping to finish work by midnight on a budget deal to end Minnesota’s 15-day government shutdown. It’s an agreement no one seems to like, including Dayton.
In the two weeks since Minnesota’s shutdown began, Republican House and Senate leaders have called five times for Gov. Mark Dayton to call a special session. They say the shutdown is “completely unnecessary” because there’s agreement on almost every aspect of the major budget bill.
WCCO-TV’s Reality Check reported last week that an overwhelming majority of Minnesota lawmakers, Democrats and Republicans, are getting paid during the shutdown. Now, one legislator says there’s something wrong with that.
Minnesota is about to enter the record books: the longest state government shutdown in modern history.
Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty inserted himself into the 2011 shutdown debate twice in the last six days.