Legislation On Tightening Prescription Drugs Moves Back To SenateMinnesota lawmakers are moving to tighten the state's oversight of prescriptions of painkillers and other harmful drugs in an effort to curb opioid abuse.
Minnesota Congressman Works To Help The State's Small BanksMinnesota Congressman Tom Emmer is making a push to help small banks and credit unions in Minnesota. Emmer said the state has lost a quarter of them since the Dodd-Frank Act went into effect after the Great Recession.
Legislature Debates Broadband Internet SpendingNearly a year's worth of legislative wrangling over how much to spend on broadband Internet development started to come together Wednesday.
After 42 Years, Metzen To Retire From Minn. SenateDemocratic Sen. Jim Metzen, whose 42 years in the Legislature make him one of Minnesota's longest-serving state lawmakers, said Saturday that he won't seek re-election. Metzen said in September that he was being treated for a recurrence of lung cancer.
4 Things To Know: Controversial Tax Bill, Rock And Roll HOF, Sex In Movies & MoreFrom the House of Representatives preparing to vote on a controversial tax bill to the Rock of Roll Hall of Fame inductees announced, here's a look at the top stories for Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015.
Twin Cities Black Lives Matter Leader Running For State LegislatureA man who helped organize Black Lives Matter protests at the State Fair and the Twin Cities Marathon is now running for office. Rashad Turner announced his candidacy Saturday for the state legislature.
Reality Check: Syrian Refugees And MinnesotaMinnesota lawmakers are increasingly divided on how many -- if any -- Syrian refugees to accept in the state. That is after two terrorists in Paris reportedly had fake Syrian passports, and Minnesota Democrats broke with President Obama to support a bill ramping up security checks.
4 Things To Know: Wild Season Opener, Target Job Fair & MoreThe Wild kick off their 15th season Thursday and Target is hiring. These are just two of the stories you need to know about for Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015.
Good Questions: Chef's Hats, Apples, The Speaker Of The House Every Friday, we tackle a bunch of viewers’ burning questions. This week, Heather Brown explores chefs hats, apples and the speaker of the house.
New Squabble Looms Over Minnesota Political Office SpaceAnother squabble is shaping up over offices for Minnesota politicians. The 83-year-old State Office Building that is the main workspace for 134 House members and their staffs is in need of more than $100 million in repairs, according to the agency that manages government properties.
Votes Expected On 2 GOP Bills Against Planned ParenthoodAs the possibility of a shutdown of the federal government looms, Republicans in the House of Representatives are taking aim at Planned Parenthood.
Good Question: Can A Member Of Congress Be Recalled? Though the shutdown is now over, anger towards national politicians hasn't subsided. A Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll conducted last week showed 60 percent of Americans would be willing to fire every member of Congress and start over.