DFL Sen. Tom Bakk Says GOP's PolyMet Move Could BackfireMinnesota's Senate majority leader says he's worried a Republican push to make a special session contingent on a PolyMet project pledge could do more harm than good.
Nolan In For Another Term In CongressU. S. Rep. Rick Nolan plans to seek another term representing Minnesota's 8th congressional district next year. The 71-year-old DFL congressman is in his fifth term in the House and his second representing the voters of northeastern and central Minnesota. Nolan narrowly defeated Mills Fleet Farm heir Stewart Mills in the swing district in November. A Republican candidate has not yet emerged.
Clinton's Visit Prompts Response From Republican Party Of MinnesotaThe front-runner for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination is visiting Minneapolis Monday. Hillary Rodham Clinton is holding a fundraiser at the home of Ellen Goldberg Luger, wife of Andy Luger, the U.S. Attorney for Minnesota.
For Senate Leader Bakk, Session's End Exposes DivisionsAll eyes heading into this year's legislative session were on new House Speaker Kurt Daudt, under pressure to hold together 71 fellow Republicans back in power and eager to slash government spending.
Senate Fills In Bubble For Early Voting, House Not On BoardMinnesota state senators have filled in the bubble for early voting.
House GOP Finalizes Bid In Education Funding DebateAt a rally outside the capitol Saturday, activists say with a $2 billion surplus, now is the time to invest in education. Republicans want to use the surplus to lower taxes.
Minnesota Republicans Stake Out $7B Plan For Roads, BridgesMinnesota House and Senate Republicans are ready to release a transportation plan they'll push as an alternative to a hefty proposal offered by Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton.
Dayton Cries Foul On Move To Delay Commissioner RaisesGov. Mark Dayton is objecting to the state Senate's vote to delay hefty raises for members of the governor's cabinet. The Senate voted 63-2 Thursday to suspend the pay hikes Dayton granted to commissioners last month.
Ken Martin Re-Elected Chairman Of Minnesota DFL PartyKen Martin has been re-elected to a third two-year term as chairman of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party. The vote was unanimous at the party central committee meeting in Monticello on Saturday.
Thissen: DFL Would Supply Votes For Mega-Transportation PlanThe top Minnesota House Democrat says it will take a long-term transportation funding plan with new revenue to win support from his side of the political aisle. Rep. Paul Thissen told reporters Friday that an initial proposal majority House Republicans have put on the table is "not adequate" for addressing the state's road, bridge and mass transit needs.
For GOP And Dems, Elections Are A Geography Lessonuesday's election exposed electoral challenges for both Democrats and Republicans moving forward. Democrats suffered all but one of their majority-costing statehouse losses in districts outside the Twin Cities and their suburbs.
House DFL Elects Thissen As Minority LeaderDFLers in the Minnesota House have elected Rep. Paul Thissen of Minneapolis as their new minority leader. Thissen had been House speaker. But with Republicans winning control of the Minnesota House in Tuesday's elections, Democrats are returning to minority status in that chamber.