New Squabble Looms Over Minnesota Political Office SpaceAnother squabble is shaping up over offices for Minnesota politicians. The 83-year-old State Office Building that is the main workspace for 134 House members and their staffs is in need of more than $100 million in repairs, according to the agency that manages government properties.
Walker Administration Assigns Armed Guards To DOJ OfficesGov. Scott Walker's administration plans to post armed security guards at the entrances to the state Department of Justice's Madison headquarters. The guards will go on duty beginning Sept. 1. A guard has been stationed at a desk at the main lobby entrance but doesn't carry a weapon.
Secret Doors & Hidden Skylights: Inside The Capitol’s RestorationThe Minnesota State Capitol restoration makes the building look the way it did more than 100 years ago, when Minnesota's best craftsmen built its most visible public landmark. But this project is repairing a century of cover-ups and patch-overs. Project Manager Jason McMillan showed us skylights hidden for decades above false ceilings.
Minn. Restarts Process For Legislative BuildingA proposed Minnesota legislative office building that is being constructed on a tight timeline is headed back to the drawing board. The Department of Administration said Monday it was canceling a previous selection process for picking a team to build it.
Reality Check: Guns And The State CapitolHundreds of people visit the State Capitol every day. What's impossible to know is how many are carrying a concealed weapon.
Minn. May See Bulk-Up Of Capitol Security ForceA state panel is readying recommendations for firming up Minnesota Capitol safety that include a near-doubling of troopers and security officers to watch over the seat of government and 16 area buildings.
Moving Day At The Capitol Brings Mixed EmotionsJust three weeks after Election Day, its moving day. Democrats are taking over spacious state Capitol offices, and taking on the new Majority.
Minnesota Lawmaker: ND Capitol's A Fine BuildingA month after a top Minnesota lawmaker belittled the North Dakota Capitol, one of his fellow GOP House members proclaimed it an "amazing structure" on Thursday after getting a personal tour from Gov. Jack Dalrymple.
North Dakota Bridles At Neighbor's Capitol InsultNorth Dakota's governor has bitten back at a Minnesota lawmaker who compared his state's Depression-era Capitol building to an insurance office, calling the critic ignorant of classic architecture.
In Washington, Pork Trumps Preserving HistoryOne of the first victims of Washington's new tough-on-spending culture is a historic preservation program that saved the flag that inspired "The Star-Spangled Banner" and preserved thousands of other fragile national treasures.