A lawyer who helped write Minnesota’s medical marijuana law is going to work for a company that sells it. Jamie Olson is the third public official to join LeafLine Labs. She helped the Minnesota House craft the law that legalized medical cannabis last year.
Minnesota lobbyists spent $70 million last year to influence state decision makers, according to a new report from the Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board. And so far in 2015, that trend is not slowing down.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Friday that marriage is now a fundamental right for same sex couples. Almost immediately, public officials weighed in saying county and state workers could refuse to hand out those licenses based on their religious beliefs.
A new report from the Inspector General of Homeland Security found it took the Secret Service a year to replace a broken alarm system at former President George H.W. Bush’s home. The Secret Service is responsible for protecting all former presidents and their spouses. So, who else do they protect?
It may seem a little early, but this past week has seen an awful lot of activity in presidential politics.
Freshman Congressman Tom Emmer is making headlines for criticizing fellow Republicans for their role in a possible shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security this Friday.
It might be one of the toughest jobs in the world, but it does come with some significant benefits. So, what are the perks of being the President of the United States? Good Question.
Testimony begins Monday in a lawsuit that could bring big changes to Minnesota’s sex offender program. In Minnesota, there are 700 sex offenders kept away in indefinite treatment, more than in any other state.
Adrian Peterson continues to make headlines, two days after the NFL decided to deny his appeal and keep him suspended.
The non-profit Minneapolis Community Action has shut its doors after a state audit found leaders of the organization used more than $800,000 in taxpayer money for luxury trips, spa visits and even a car loan.
Last week, the jury for the Jesse Ventura defamation trial deliberated for nearly 25 hours without coming to a verdict. The lengthy deliberations have even experts wondering what could be taking so long.
A federal court proceeding has cleared the way for what will likely be the release of one, and likely more, dangerous sex offenders. The offenders are civilly committed and housed at state facilities in Moose Lake and St. Peter.
President Barack Obama will land in Minnesota for a two-day visit on Thursday. After a town-hall style meeting at Minnehaha Park, the president will attend a fundraising dinner at the home of a Minneapolis couple.
It is rare that big business news breaks on a Saturday night before a holiday. But that is what happened at 10 p.m. last night when General Mills chose to announce it was reversing a days-old policy, in which the company tried to get consumers to give up their right to sue.
This legislative session has stalled out with battles over a proposed $90 million Senate office building and a proposed minimum wage increase. But the battle is not between Republicans and Democrats – it’s the Democrats who are fighting amongst themselves. With Democrats controlling the Minnesota House and Senate as well as the governor’s office, it’s the Democrats who are battling with each other over key issues.
With Ukraine and Russia on the verge of a possible war, the rest of world is watching and waiting to see the next course of action.
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LT. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon announced on Tuesday she will not seek re-election with Gov. Mark Dayton this fall. The former DFL state senator and Duluth city councilwoman said she considered her work on health care and seniors most rewarding during her term, but that she had “expected to be more involved in some policy initiatives and I found ways to do that.”
When you think of comfort food, what comes to mind? For some it’s soup. For others it’s mashed potatoes. For David Schultz, who is executive chef at Crave at the Mall of America, it’s a nice raised beef pot roast. He added you can’t forget the mashed potatoes and gravy. If you’re looking for other ideas, consider roast chicken.
The editorial board of America’s largest newspaper, the New York Times, says a man the government calls a traitor should be given a deal. Last year, Edward Snowden stole and then leaked top secret documents about how the National Security Agency gathers its information. He’s been living in Russia, because he could end up in prison for life if he comes home.
Betsy Hodges’ face is one Minneapolitans will be seeing much more of, and her personality is one her husband insists they’ll get a kick out of. “She can tell really good jokes,” said Gary Cunningham, Hodges’ husband. “We laugh a lot.”
More rounds of vote counting are underway at Minneapolis City Hall as the state’s largest city looks to crown a new mayor. Democratic City Council member Betsy Hodges held a wide lead but was still short Wednesday of the threshold needed to win.
Saturday’s DFL Convention in Minneapolis failed to nominate a candidate for mayor. That means that all six DFL candidates are expected to run in the November election.
Why is it, that some lawmakers repeatedly try to pass legislation despite all evidence saying it’s destined to fail?
Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak said Thursday afternoon he won’t seek a fourth term in office. Rybak made the announcement at a news conference at the Midtown Global Market.