Donald Trump’s “outsider” campaign for president is nothing new to Minnesota voters — it’s very similar to the one that elected former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura in 1998.
A major fundraiser Friday night brought both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders to St. Paul River Centre. It was the annual Humphrey-Mondale dinner.
Southern Minnesota is facing the brunt of the Groundhog Day snowstorm — school was canceled for kids in Rochester and Albert Lea.
In Iowa Sunday night, it’s the final frenzy of presidential candidates criss-crossing the state to seal the deal. They’re begging backers to caucus on Monday night.
The smoke has cleared from Thursday night’s televised showdown between Donald Trump and the FOX News Republican debate, which he refused to attend. Trump had famously predicted FOX’s ratings for the night would be a disaster without him. But did it his prediction come true?
A new state audit reports Minnesota overspent at least $115 million last year for people on MNsure who got who got the wrong health insurance benefits.
Members of the Minnesota House and Senate racked up almost $2 million dollars in extra pay last year — over and above their legislative salaries.
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is making two campaign stops in Minnesota Tuesday, just a week away from the Iowa Caucuses. Polls show Senator Sanders is in a very close race with Hillary Clinton in Iowa.
The Iowa caucus is one week from Monday, along with the official kick-off to actual voting in the 2016 presidential election.
It’s time for a special session status check. Gov. Mark Dayton was set to meet with legislative leaders Thursday morning to discuss his hopes for an emergency session before the Legislature’s scheduled March 8 return.
Lawmakers and data privacy advocates say the digital age means students’ private information needs protecting. A group of legislators announced their plans Wednesday to push measures this year protecting data on school-issued iPads and laptops.
DFL lawmakers say they’re prepared to use up to $400 million from the state’s huge budget surplus to start focusing on what they say are specific issues that are having a tremendous impact on rural Minnesota, and that Twin Cities residents might not even think about.
Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio made a campaign stop in Minnesota on Tuesday. The Florida Senator is one of several candidates visiting the state ahead of the March 1 caucuses.
Gov. Mark Dayton is asking lawmakers to borrow $1.4 billion to tackle a massive to-do list of public construction projects. The Democratic governor released his proposed bonding bill on Friday.
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety is ramping up protection at the State Capitol by adding a four-legged, bomb-sniffing security officer. The State Capitol Security introduced Matka to the media on Monday. She is a 1-and-a-half–year-old Hungarian Vizsla who recently completed a 10-week training course in explosives detection.
One day ahead of President Obama’s final State of the Union address, Democratic Congressman Keith Ellison is asking members of Congress to bring a Muslim as their guest.
No decision has been reached on a possible special session for Minnesota state lawmakers. Gov. Mark Dayton held a meeting with Republican leaders Friday morning. House Speaker Kurt Daudt spoke afterward and says he felt it was a very productive meeting.
With an eye on either salvaging a special session or putting those hopes to rest, lawmakers began weeding through ideas on Thursday that would bring Minnesota in compliance with a federal high-security driver’s license law, extend unemployment benefits for laid-off steelworkers and tackle racial economic disparities.
Hopes for a quick special session faded Wednesday when Democrat Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican House Speaker Kurt Daudt accused one another of acting in bad faith to solve the state’s driver’s license dilemma and assist sidelined steelworkers.
President Barack Obama unveiled his plan Tuesday to take unilateral action on gun control.
Donald Trump is out with his first television ad of the 2016 presidential campaign, which will start airing Tuesday in Iowa.
Gov. Mark Dayton renewed his call Wednesday for the state to adopt new, high-security driver’s licenses. The Department of Homeland Security denied Minnesota’s request to delay Real ID in the state on Tuesday.
On Tuesday, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough visited the Iron Range to talk about the steel crisis. Nearly 1,500 people have been laid off at Minnesota taconite plants.
Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar called Monday for a federal crackdown on pharmaceutical companies that are raising the prices of lifesaving drugs to record levels.
Minnesota’s state lottery director resigned Friday amid questions about billing taxpayers for stays at his personal timeshares during work travel.