Joe Atkins

Dem Rep. Atkins Skips Run For Minnesota Congressional SeatVeteran Minnesota state Rep. Joe Atkins is passing on a run for Congress.The seven-term Democrat said Thursday he wouldn't seek the suburban seat being vacated by Republican Rep. John Kline. Atkins says he's looking at running for a different office in the future, but declined to say which.
Lawmakers Looking To Ban Gun-Shaped iPhone CasesLawmakers in Minnesota are looking to ban gun-shaped cell phone cases.
Lawmaker Seeks To Lower Violence Against Health Care WorkersA Minnesota lawmaker is proposing much tougher state penalties for violence against health care workers.
Later Bar Close, Light Rail Construction All Part Of Mpls.' Prep For All Star Gamehe Minnesota Twins open their home season at Target Field in Minneapolis on April 7, and this summer they will host one of baseball's premier events, the 2014 All Star Game. The mid-summer classic will bring national media attention and hundreds of thousands of visitors to Minneapolis. Downtown Minneapolis bars and restaurants already have their calendars marked.
Lawmakers Debate Online Health Insurance ShoppingState lawmakers are in the midst of a heated debate Monday night that could affect a million Minnesotans. It's the centerpiece of the new federal health care law that would create an online system to buy health care insurance.
Should The NHL Be Held Responsible For Lockout Losses? The National Hockey League lockout is now in its 111th day, and now a state lawmaker says the league should be held responsible for the economic impact of the lockout on local businesses.
Rep. Holds NHL Responsible For St. Paul’s Economic WoesThe NHL lockout is now in the 90th day, and the canceled Wild home games have already cost St Paul and surrounding businesses approximately $9 million.
Bill Drafted To Allow Beer At TCF StadiumBeer was the subject of a rare instance of bipartisan support for a bill at the legislature.