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.
MN Rep.: With 'Driverless' Cars Coming, Why Spend On Light Rail?Minnesota should prepare for thousands of "driverless" cars on state roads in the very near future. That's the prediction of a top state lawmaker, who says self-driving cars will one day outnumber traditional vehicles, and make other forms of transportation obsolete.
Dayton Says Admin Won't Force Senate GOP To Move To New OfficesAs far as Gov. Mark Dayton is concerned, Senate Republicans can keep their offices where they're at. Dayton commented Tuesday on a declaration by GOP senators that they'd forego a move to the new Senate Office Building when it opens early next year.
Minnesota Senate GOP Says They're Staying In Old DigsMinnesota's Senate Republicans have decided against moving into a new office building for at least another year, their leader said Thursday. Senate Minority Leader David Hann told The Associated Press that his members concluded the relocation isn't worth the hassle.
Presidential Hopeful Rand Paul Holds 'Students For Rand' Rally At UMinn.Republican hopeful Rand Paul held a "Students for Rand" rally at the University of Minnesota's Coffman Memorial Union.
Rand Paul To Bring Presidential Campaign To MinnesotaKentucky Sen. Rand Paul is making Minnesota stops in his presidential campaign ahead of the next big Republican debate. Paul's campaign said Tuesday that the 2016 hopeful will appear at events in Minnesota on Monday, a day ahead of the debate in neighboring Wisconsin. Trip details are still being finalized.
House GOP Votes Paul Ryan 54th SpeakerPaul Ryan became the 54th speaker of the U.S. House on Thursday in a day of high political theater, a young new leader for a fractured Congress, charged with healing Republican divides and quieting the chaos of Capitol Hill.
Rep. Paul Ryan's 'Family Time' Comment Sparks DebateRepublican Rep. Paul Ryan is likely to become the next speaker of the House. He's already an unlikely spokesman for balancing family life with work.
Presidential Hopeful Ben Carson Now Leads In Iowa PollsFor the first time since Donald Trump threw his name into the mix, he was not sitting at the top of the polls in Iowa. According to new data from Quinnipiac, Ben Carson has overtaken the lead in that state, which is historically the first state in line for the nominating process for presidential races.
House Conservatives Back Ryan, Opening Door To A New SpeakerBacked by a majority of the pugnacious House Freedom Caucus, Rep. Paul Ryan seems all but assured of becoming the next House speaker, an ascension Republicans hope would end a month of political pandemonium that has made Congress and the GOP seem anarchic.
Divided Republicans Resist Paul Ryan’s Call For UnityFractious conservatives resisted Paul Ryan's appeals to rally around him for House speaker Wednesday, suggesting fresh trouble ahead in the Republican-on-Republican struggle between pragmatists and purists. The fight has rendered Congress almost dysfunctional and shaken the party's presidential campaign.
Gov. Walker, Staff Reportedly Used Private Emails For StrategyEmails obtained by a news station in Madison show that Gov. Scott Walker and his top advisers used private email accounts to send hundreds of messages early in the Republican's term in 2011.