Minnesota lawmakers have been on notice for 16 months: Fix what a federal judge called a “draconian” and “clearly broken” sex offender treatment program or risk seeing it thrown out entirely.
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is turning to a trusted adviser to be his running mate as he seeks a second term. Dayton has chosen Tina Flint Smith, his chief aide since he took office in 2011, to replace Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon. Prettner Solon didn’t want to serve a second term.