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.”
Minnesota supporters of a transgender bathroom ban are not likely to get a vote on the bill this year.
They’re asking for a 5 percent pay hike, or about 55-cents an hour.
Some top House Republicans want to call it a “wrap” on Minnesota’s film board, which has brought movie business to the state for more than 30 years.
Plans for a new soccer stadium in St. Paul got a skeptical reception Thursday from a Minnesota House Committee.
Republicans and Democrats at the Minnesota Legislature are on a collision course as they work out how to spend a $900 million budget surplus.
Planned Parenthood is calling a stack of anti-abortion bills introduced by Republicans the most aggressive attacks against the organization in years.
There was an emotional hearing at the State Capitol Tuesday on a bill to ban transgender people from using bathrooms that do not match their biological sex. It is supported by parents who said they are worried about the safety of their children.
Attention fantasy sports players, the Minnesota House was debating Monday a bill to legalize online fantasy sports betting.
The Minnesota House passed a bill Monday evening to legalize some fireworks that you can’t buy in the state right now.
A State Senate committee approved sweeping changes to Minnesota drug laws on Friday. Some of those changes would lower the penalties for drug possession.