As a sign that Minnesota’s economy continues to improve, lawmakers will find out this week about a state budget surplus that’s expected to top $1 billion. Gov. Mark Dayton is ready to resurrect a plan to expand child care tax credits, and working family tax credits.
The most striking feature on the iconic U.S. Bank Stadium in downtown Minneapolis is something you look right through — literally. Instead of a 1990s-style retractable roof, which most NFL stadiums rarely open, the Minnesota Vikings are using a revolutionary design that is incredibly light.
Twin Cities airport workers set up a traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony just outside baggage claim on Wednesday — one of America’s busiest travel days of the year. It is where they could talk about the work they do, and the difficulty of raising a family on $10 an hour.
That trip on Thursday to Grandmother’s house? It’ll cost you a lot less this year. Thanksgiving gas prices are the lowest they’ve been in nearly a decade. They could go even lower.
One bird may have been the star, but Gov. Mark Dayton and Minnesota turkey producers held the flapping 40-pounder out as a tribute to an important agriculture sector in the midst of a rebound.
Minnesota lawmakers are increasingly divided on how many — if any — Syrian refugees to accept in the state. That is after two terrorists in Paris reportedly had fake Syrian passports, and Minnesota Democrats broke with President Obama to support a bill ramping up security checks.
Minnesota’s top Republican lawmaker Thursday said Democratic Governor Mark Dayton should stop accepting Syrian refugees for resettlement in the state.
Minnesota should prepare for thousands of “driverless” cars on state roads in the very near future. That’s the prediction of a top state lawmaker, who says self-driving cars will one day outnumber traditional vehicles, and make other forms of transportation obsolete.
The group that oversees the three-year Capitol restoration is asking Minnesotans to take an online survey that raises the possibility of significant changes not just to the art on display that some consider offensive, but also installing more modern art that reflects Minnesota today.
Minnesota remembers business legend Bruce Dayton, who passed away at his home Friday at the age of 97. He was the last of the Dayton brothers who grew Dayton’s Department Store into the Target Corporation. And he is the father of Minnesota’s governor, Mark Dayton.
It’s an important time of year for thousands of Minnesotans: Time to sign up for next year’s health insurance. And if you don’t get it, get ready to pay up anyway. The new federal health care law requires American citizens to have health insurance.
Military appreciation events are a staple of professional sporting events. But a United States Senate report claims some of them are not genuine displays of patriotic pride. Instead, they are actually taxpayer-funded commercials.
Republican Presidential candidate Rand Paul will be in Minnesota Monday. First, he will speak at the Students for Rand rally at the University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities. That’s at Coffman Memorial Union at 11:30 a.m.
A 10-year study found that a controversial mine in northeastern Minnesota meets all state standards for protecting air and water quality.
On Wednesday, Minnesota lost a bid to New Orleans to host the 2020 College Football Playoff national championship at U.S. Bank Stadium. That’s after Minneapolis won two previous high-profile bids to host the 2018 Super Bowl, and the 2019 NCAA Final Four.
Minnesota United says it is expecting half of its soccer fans in a new St. Paul stadium to get to games using mass transit.
Sex offenders in Minnesota’s high security treatment centers say they are frustrated but hopeful they can someday be released. That’s after a federal judge found the program unconstitutional, and ordered the state to find ways to release sex offenders.
A federal judge ordered a risk assessment Thursday of all sex offenders in Minnesota’s restrictive civil confinement program to determine which can be put on a pathway for release. Judge Donovan Frank laid out what he says must be done to fix problems with indefinite detentions that he earlier ruled unconstitutional.
Gov. Mark Dayton kicked off visits to mining operations in other states Tuesday as he prepares to make a major mining decision in Minnesota. The state is considering whether to allow a mining company to open Minnesota’s first copper-nickel operation. And it is a decision that is sparking controversy.
A Minnesota family vacationing in Mexico was forced to evacuate their hotel Friday as Hurricane Patricia headed straight for the resort city of Puerto Vallarta.
The Minnesota United’s new home is St. Paul. Mayor Chris Coleman and Minnesota United Owner Bill McGuire announced the team will call St. Paul home Friday. The city and the team reached a deal to build a 100-percent privately-funded stadium at the former “bus barn” site at Interstate 94 and Snelling Avenue.
The Democratic governor on Wednesday said BNSF railroad did not properly notify the state that it is transporting highly flammable crude oil from North Dakota through downtown Minneapolis while it reconstructs railroad tracks elsewhere.
A federal Appeals Court in St. Paul Wednesday heard arguments challenging a Minnesota law that helped create a union representing home care workers.
Some of America’s top public leaders — including Vice President Joe Biden and former President Jimmy Carter — are in Washington, D.C. Tuesday to honor former Vice President Walter Mondale. The day-long event, sponsored by the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs, credits Mondale for changing the vice presidency from a ceremonial political office to an important part of the presidency.
The University of Minnesota has investigated a series of sexual misconduct allegations against Gopher football players that it says did not result in criminal charges. An internal university email does not identify the players involved in the incidents, or when they happened.