Small Slices Of Minnesota's Budget Coming Together In DealLegislative leaders say they're making slow but steady progress on hammering out a deal for the state's next budget. Top House and Senate lawmakers were expected to resume private negotiations at Gov. Mark Dayton's residence Thursday with the goal of passing a budget by Monday's deadline. The two sides have met for hours every day this week but said little about the content of those talks.
Long Talks In Private, Silence In Public Feed Budget HopesDiscussions over how to spend $40 billion-plus of Minnesota taxpayer money have reached a sensitive phase where negotiators are keeping mum about the headway they're making. With less than a week to get an on-time budget passed, leading House Republicans and Senate Democrats were expected back at Gov. Mark Dayton's official residence Wednesday for a fresh round of talks.
Senate Fills In Bubble For Early Voting, House Not On BoardMinnesota state senators have filled in the bubble for early voting.
Senate Cues Up Clash On Body Cameras, License Plate ReadersMinnesota's Senate is setting up a clash with the House over body cameras and license plate readers.
Schools, Families Decry House & Senate Education BudgetsSchools and families are joining Minnesota's governor to say House and Senate education budget proposals are too small. Both the GOP-led House and DFL-controlled Senate would increase education spending.
House, Senate Move To Provide Help To Idled Taconite WorkersA measure that has won initial backing of Minnesota House and Senate lawmakers would ensure that Iron Range taconite workers are eligible for unemployment benefits when several plants are idled in coming months.
House Backs Higher Fine For Texting-While-Driving OffensesSerial offenders of Minnesota's prohibition on texting while driving could soon face steeper fines.
Minnesota House Passes GOP Funding Plan For Road FixesA 10-year, $7 billion plan for Minnesota road-and-bridge construction has the GOP-led House on a different course than Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton for solving a top issue for both parties this legislative session.
Minn. House Approves Series Of Gun Rights BillsThe Minnesota House approved Thursday a series of gun rights bills, including one that allows legal gun permit holders to automatically carry guns inside and around the State Capitol building.
Talking Points: House Speaker Daudt Supports Sunday Liquor SalesWith deadlines looming at the State Capitol, the next few weeks will see heated debate over what to do with the state’s $1 billion budget deficit. And you will also hear debate over an issue that seems to come up every year -- Sunday liquor sales.
Fire Destroys East Bethel HomeAn East Bethel home is in ruins after it caught fire Saturday night. Officials say firefighters were called to the home at around 10:30 p.m. following a report of an explosion in the home's attached garage.
Best Holiday Markets In MinnesotaRing in the holidays with fun, décor and gifts at these festive markets.