Minnesota’s unemployment rate has barely budged in a year and has registered at 3.8 percent for May. That’s within a tenth of a percent of what it was a year ago in June and a tick higher than it was in April.
A one-day special session will be held next month so lawmakers can wrap up unfinished business. What they’ll actually be voting on has yet to be determined.
The pursuit of documents to shed light on Minnesota government decisions is increasingly missing a key element: the paper. As more deliberations occur via email, text messaging and other paperless platforms, there’s less left for the historical record.
Gov. Mark Dayton is trying to make the state’s workforce more diverse. The state’s new Diversity and Inclusion Council aims to better recruit and retain employees from diverse backgrounds. The governor signed an executive order Tuesday creating the council. Dayton’s administration has also hired a full-time recruiter dedicated to the task.
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Gov. Mark Dayton got a hero’s welcome Monday from union workers at the Minnesota AFL-CIO Conference in St. Paul. Dayton, Minnesota’s first Democratic governor in two decades, told convention delegates he delivered what he promised – jobs.
It’s Memorial Day, a day where we take time to honor those past and present who have served our country to ensure our freedom. It also leads to some confusion on what places are closed and what are open.
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Acting Administrator David Friedman are holding a press conference.
The CDC and WHO claim they are hard at work tracking 100 people that may have come in contact with the deadly MERS virus.
Millions of campaign dollars already are coursing through the Minnesota campaign system, which should leave no shortage of biting commercials on television and brochures in mailboxes attempting to sway voters.
The U.S. government filed a motion Tuesday seeking a $748,000 default judgment against state Sen. Sean Nienow over an unpaid small-business loan. The Small Business Administration sued Nienow, a Republican from Cambridge, in January. They said he and his wife Cynthia signed for a $613,000 loan in 2009 but stopped making their payments about 18 months later.
President Barack Obama used his State of the Union address Tuesday night to make his pitch that the nation must come together to address persistent problems, from the wealth gap to economic mobility to lagging schools. Here are some responses to the address from Minnesota politicians.
Rep. Shelley Moore Capito’s responsibilities are familiar to many women: plan her daughter’s May wedding, look out for her elderly parents and concentrate on her day job. The Republican congresswoman from West Virginia is also running for the U.S. Senate. She’s getting some help from women who’ve been there and done that.
Amy Klobuchar’s star still rising?
Furloughed federal workers in Minnesota say they’re disgusted by the political impasse that will cost them in the pocketbook. Many nonessential employees have been idled by the partial federal government shutdown that began early Tuesday.
Thousands of federal workers in Minnesota could be furloughed Tuesday. That will happen if Congress can’t reach an agreement to fund the federal government by midnight Monday.
Gov. Mark Dayton’s office confirmed Thursday it is in talks with Minnesota legislative leaders on a special session to provide disaster aid to communities hit by severe storms.
Federal officials are declaring victory in their four-decade campaign to rescue the gray wolf, a predator the government once considered a nuisance and tried to exterminate.
U S Congressman Erik Paulsen joined John Hines on the WCCO Morning News Friday
The new law means many same-sex couples can now tie the knot, but there are a lot of questions about how exactly that will work. Charlie Rounds and Mark Heimenz of St. Louis Park, Minn., are still having a hard time believing they’ll be able to get married.
Take a glance at the MIAC women’s tennis standings and there’s an unfamiliar name atop it. St. Kate’s? A team that has never won the league title? … How? Senior captain and No. 2 singles […]
Today Francine Wheeler, who lost her 6-year-old Ben in the Sandy Hook massacre, gave the President’s Saturday radio address pleading for action on gun control measures.
The director of the St. Cloud Regional Airport is welcoming the federal government’s decision to delay the closures of 149 airport control towers nationwide, including two in Minnesota.
How’s this for irony? A Minnesota commission created to determine which state agencies and boards are ripe for elimination is now on the chopping block itself.
A bipartisan group of House members working in secret on a comprehensive immigration bill is nearing completion and has met with party leaders to brief them.