Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says gubernatorial debates should focus on other candidates until voters in next week’s primary choose a Republican to run against him. The Democratic incumbent spoke about the race Thursday during his annual appearance at the FarmFest trade show.
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The candidates pursuing the Republican nomination for Minnesota governor are divided over whose vision for the state would be achievable while presiding over a government split between parties. The notion of what is ideal versus what is practical to promise voters was an undercurrent of Wednesday’s four-way debate on Minnesota Public Radio.
With just three weeks left in this year’s session, the Senate Health and Human Services Committee passed a new version of the bill that includes a state study on how medical marijuana availability would impact Minnesota.
A Minnesota House committee has approved a plan that would legalize medical marijuana, but it still faces a long road in the Legislature.
Minnesota lawmakers have the kind of problem on their hands that, at first glance, would appear to be a good thing. Friday the state announced a surprising $1.23 billion surplus. But the debate about what to do with the surplus is so intense its even pitting members of the same party against each other.
Fears of prying from the sky have some Minnesota lawmakers seeking clamps on law enforcement’s use of unmanned aerial drones to gather evidence.
About 1,500 people turned out Thursday night to weigh in on what Minnesota’s first copper mine could mean for their water and air. The DNR has spent the last five years studying what PolyMet’s proposal could mean for the environment on the Iron Range. A crowd packed the convention center in Duluth. The building, which is usually home to concerts and hockey games, turned into the place Barb Crow came to join a polarizing debate.
A Minnesota legislator who has taken a visible role in public safety and gun issues says he won’t run for a 10th term in the 2014 election. State Rep. Michael Paymar announced Wednesday he will leave the Legislature after his current term expires.
With Election Day just one week away, the six leading candidates for Minneapolis Mayor took to the stage Tuesday night in a rather friendly debate that heavily revolved around crime, a street car system, and even the means of which they get voted in on Tuesday – ranked-choice voting.
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One week from Tuesday is Election Day as voters in Minneapolis will pick their next mayor. The city’s current leader, R.T. Rybak, is not seeking re-election. That’s partly why there are so many people running this year.
A request that Minnesota stadium officials avoid using the Redskins name and logo when Washington plays the Vikings next month is spurring conversation but may not produce action.
Minneapolis South High senior Lillie Ouellette-Howitz has been crowned a national debate champion after taking first in public speaking at the George W. Bush Institute’s annual national high school economic debate competition in Dallas, Texas.
The final pieces of Minnesota’s next two-year budget were falling into place Sunday amid a time crunch for lawmakers to get it all approved. The House went all night before finally recessing a little after 7 a.m. Sunday. Up for debate but still awaiting a final vote is a controversial bill that authorizes a union organizing drive for home daycare providers and care attendants to the elderly and disabled.
With the session officially ending on Monday, state lawmakers have been debating for the last 16 hours trying to wrap up some of the most contested issues this year.
There’s a fight over the money troubles surrounding the new Minnesota Vikings stadium, that’s supposed to cost about $975 million.
Historic arguments before the Supreme Court Tuesday involving the rights of same-sex couples to marry. The high court can rule in a number of different ways that could dramatically affect federal law. Or not.
Hundreds of voices on both sides of the frac sand mining debate crammed into a state capitol hearing room. There were so many, in fact, that a second room was set aside to accommodate the overflow crowd of spectators.
New year, new faces, same old challenge in the Minnesota Legislature: a state budget that’s out of whack.
The effort by Russia’s parliament to ban Americans from adopting Russian children brings back anxious memories for a Twin Cities couple.
Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar and her Republican challenger, Kurt Bills, are meeting for the last debate of Minnesota’s U.S. Senate race.
Michele Bachmann is calling her bid for re-election her toughest race yet. On Thursday, the congresswoman and her DFL challenger Jim Graves faced off in their second debate.
Republican Rep. Chip Cravaack and Democrat Rick Nolan reprised their disagreements on Medicare, jobs and the effectiveness of Congress in their final debate in a nationally watched House race in northeastern Minnesota.
Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann and Democratic challenger Jim Graves clashed over a bridge outside Minnesota’s 6th District as they faced each other in their first debate Tuesday.