Gov. Mark Dayton says Minnesota lawmakers punished the State High School League because of Republican opposition to the league’s transgender athlete policy.
A remarkable conservation effort is underway to save the world-famous paintings and murals inside the State Capitol.
Minnesota’s largest anti-smoking advocacy groups denounced a tobacco tax break Tuesday, which passed on the last day of the 2016 legislative session. Those groups are now pressuring Gov. Mark Dayton to veto the entire tax bill.
The Minnesota Legislature ended Sunday night without passing the biggest bills of the year. And as the smoke clears Monday, the finger pointing has begun.
Minnesota lawmakers scrambled Sunday to finalize their plans for a $900 million budget surplus.
Lawmakers have until midnight to figure out what to do with the state budget surplus, road and bridge funding and a massive public works bill.
It is a monument to nobody famous. But the unusual memorial taking shape on the State Capitol Mall is for people who are seldom celebrated.
Minnesota lawmakers are divided on how to fund road and bridge repairs — whether to use a gas tax hike or raise car license tab fees.
A bill inspired by the aftermath of Prince’s death looks like it will be abandoned at the State Capitol in the final days of the 2016 legislative session.
Republicans in the Minnesota House offered Tuesday to hike license tab fees on new cars, the first time in the contentious debate over the transportation budget that they’ve agreed to raise new money to help fund $600 million in needed annual road and bridge repairs.
One week before the Minnesota Legislature goes home for the year, Governor Mark Dayton tried to break a budget stalemate with two transportation funding plans.
The Department of Motor Vehicle Services has reviewed every one of the state’s 98,564 personalized plates, and flagged 51 as possibly offensive.
If it’s a year that ends with a number, lawmakers will try to lift the state’s ban on Sunday liquor sales. And they will fail.
The campaign for Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District in northern Minnesota went airborne Wednesday. Republican candidate Stewart Mills unveiled a new, one-minute-long television ad, essentially re-introducing himself to voters.
Minnesota lawmakers are moving quickly to protect Prince’s image. A bill at the State Capitol gives new rights to artists to control the commercial use of their names, likenesses and images.
Many companies already voluntarily offer extended leave to families, but Minnesota would require it for certain businesses.
Democratic leaders say a $1.5 billion public works bill could generate 40,000 jobs. The man who developed the formula they based that estimate on says otherwise.
They are not embracing him just yet, but Minnesota Republicans say they will vote for Donald Trump in November if he wins the party nomination.
Minnesota Senate Democrats proposed a massive $1.5 billion public projects spending bill on Monday.
No matter where they live, Minnesota lawmakers agree that state highways and bridges are in desperate need of upgrades. But they are paralyzed with the politics of paying for it.
The Minnesota House is expected to vote Thursday night on a bill to de-fund Planned Parenthood.
Gun safety supporters rallied at a church outside the Minnesota State Capitol Tuesday. DFL State Senator Ron Latz is proposing a bill which requires criminal background checks for the 40 percent of gun transfers he says are currently exempted – including online and gun show sales.
A Minnesota state senator is introducing a bill that would designate purple as the official state color in honor of Prince.
Prince died in Minneapolis, but the grief is being felt worldwide. A flood of tributes has poured in from all over the globe over the past two days.
The world knew him as Prince, and he was. Born Prince Rogers Nelson in Minneapolis, he signed a record contract when he was 18-year-old. He soon was hitting the charts with his “Minneapolis Sound.”