Minnesota Lottery Director Ed Van Petten ResignsMinnesota's state lottery director resigned Friday amid questions about billing taxpayers for stays at his personal timeshares during work travel.
Legal Pressure Failed To Stir Action On Sex Offender ProgramMinnesota 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.
Gov. Dayton Names Close Adviser As Running MateMinnesota 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.