Dayton Seeks Special Session (Again) For SteelworkersGov. Mark Dayton is again pressing Republican leaders to agree to a special session to offer help to unemployed steelworkers. Dayton also cites the need to "address the serious disparities affecting Minnesotans of color" in his letter Tuesday to House Speaker Kurt Daudt.
MN Surplus Expected To Top $1B, Possible Tax Cuts in '16As a sign that Minnesota's economy continues to improve, lawmakers will find out this week about a state budget surplus that's expected to top $1 billion. Gov. Mark Dayton is ready to resurrect a plan to expand child care tax credits, and working family tax credits.
Gov. Dayton To Steel Company: Repay MN VendorsGov. Mark Dayton is pressuring a steel company that received a hefty government loan to quickly repay private Minnesota vendors or risk him seeking immediate reimbursement of the $66 million state note.
After Avian Flu, Gov's Annual Turkey Event Highlights Recovery Of IndustryOne bird may have been the star, but Gov. Mark Dayton and Minnesota turkey producers held the flapping 40-pounder out as a tribute to an important agriculture sector in the midst of a rebound.
Gov. Dayton: Video Of Jamar Clark Shooting Is InconclusiveMinnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says he's seen video recorded on the night a black man was shot by a Minneapolis police officer, but that the footage is inconclusive.
Continuous Occupation At 4th Precinct Could End This WeekContinuous protests at the Minneapolis Police Department's 4th precinct could end this week. Black Lives Matter Minneapolis says many of their demands have been met, and it's time to re-evaluate their strategy.
Black Lives Matter Assessing Protests As Clark Shooting Investigation ContinuesPeople who've been protesting outside the Minneapolis Police 4th Precinct for the past week say it's time to re-evaluate their strategy. This comes after a meeting with Governor Mark Dayton on Saturday.
Dayton To Hold Water Quality Summit Next YearGovernor Mark Dayton said Sunday he'll convene a statewide water quality summit in 2016. The governor announced the summit this weekend at annual meetings of the Minnesota Farm Bureau and the Minnesota Farmers Union.
Dayton, Ellison Meet With Jamar Clark's Family, BLM LeadersGov. Mark Dayton offered his condolences in person Saturday evening to the family of a man who was fatally shot by police.
Dayton Announces Statewide Water Quality SummitGov. Mark Dayton has announced plans to convene a statewide water quality summit in February. Dayton announced the summit Saturday at annual meetings of the Minnesota Farm Bureau and the Minnesota Farmers Union.
Panel Votes Against Paying $200K Settlement To Former State EmployeeA panel of top Minnesota lawmakers has opposed a $200,000 settlement with an ex-state employee who accused her boss of defamation and discrimination while he forced her out.
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.