A conservative Blue Dog Democrat from Minnesota who broke ranks with most members of his party by voting against a bill to avert the so-called fiscal cliff said Wednesday it fails to cut spending enough and won’t prevent another political showdown.
The executive director of the Minnesota DFL is in jail Monday, accused of driving under the influence over the weekend.
Some opponents of the proposed amendment to require Minnesota voters to show a photo ID at the polls are angry at the Minnesota DFL Party. They say the party is not putting enough resources into defeating the amendment.
Minnesota Democrats and a write-in House candidate are suing to replace a Democratic state lawmaker on the ballot after he had a sexual encounter with a 17-year-old boy.
A Minnesota State Representative was allegedly involved in a sexual act at a public rest room near Proctor, Minn., according to recently released police documents.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar has easily won her Democratic primary as she looks for a second term in Washington.
Former President Bill Clinton and other dignitaries are in town to honor former Minnesota Senator and Vice President Hubert Humphrey. A statue of Humphrey was dedicated Saturday at the state capital.
On Friday, President Barack Obama will be in Minneapolis, visiting the Honeywell campus, but he’s also raising money. And tickets to his fundraiser can cost up to $40,000 a pop.
Jim Graves is running against Rep. Michele Bachmann for the 6th District seat. He says he wants to roll up his sleeves and get to work for the people of his district.
Minnesota lawmakers earn about $30,000 a year, and they haven’t had a pay hike since 1989. However, they’re able to raise their own salaries by taking daily expense payments called “per diem,” which is a kind of back-door pay hike out of public view.
A businessman from the Stillwater area says he is seeking the Democratic endorsement to challenge U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann in November.
A Minnesota House Democrat wants to change the way the Legislature conducts itself.
State Rep. Susan Allen has been sworn in as the newest member of the House of Representatives and the Legislature’s first-ever American Indian woman member.
Democratic state Sen. Linda Higgins is announcing she will not run for reelection next year in her Minneapolis district.