Senate Official Building Still Controversial As It Nears CompletionThe controversial new Minnesota Senate Office Building at the State Capitol is nearing completion. Republicans made the $90 million project an example of wasteful spending in the 2014 campaign.
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.
Ceremony Held To Honor Minnesota’s Fallen FirefightersMinnesota's Fallen Firefighters Memorial on the state Capitol grounds was the site of a solemn ceremony Sunday to honor those killed on duty within the last year.
Issues Remain As Buffers Move From Capitol To CroplandState officials are moving to implement new requirements for setbacks between cropland and waterways passed by the Legislature this year, but concern and confusion among farmers and lawmakers surrounding the new law makes it clear — the buffer battle in Minnesota isn't over.
Republicans Slammed For $10,000 Capitol DoorThe massive 3-year, $300-million restoration of the Minnesota State Capitol is about halfway complete.
DFL Chairman Blasts Daudt For Spending $2M On Capitol FurnitureThe DFL Chairman Ken Martin released a statement Thursday blasting Speaker of the House Kurt Daudt for his proposed cost of new Capitol furniture.
Minnesota Capitol Closed After Suspicious Packages FoundConstruction crews have been cleared from the Minnesota Capitol building after workers found two suspicious packages.
Task Force Mulls Capitol Art Layout After Building RemodelThe massive renovation of the Minnesota Capitol has opened a new discussion topic: How much and what kind of art to put on the walls and in building corridors when the fix-up is complete.
Reports Offer Peek At State Capitol Lobbying In 2015 SessionMinnesota lawmakers dished out billions of dollars in a new budget assembled in a just-concluded legislative session. Groups spent millions lobbying for a slice or to alter policy sometimes closely tied to the state money.
Discord Over Environment Bill Could Mean Trouble At CapitolA shaky coalition of lawmakers that compiled a package of environmental and agricultural programs may not hold up in a coming special session, forcing Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders to seek enough support for a final piece of the state budget Thursday and pause their hopes for a Friday special session.
If It Comes To Special Session, When And Where Are Up In AirIf Gov. Mark Dayton follows through on an education bill veto threat, he'll have to order lawmakers back to St. Paul for a second try.
Under Construction: Minnesota Leaders Scurry To Build BudgetBreak out the hard hats: the real hammering in Minnesota's construction-zone Capitol is about to start. There's less than three weeks to the May 18 session adjournment deadline. So the pressure is on to nail down a deal on a new state budget and the fate of a nearly $1.9 billion surplus.