DFL Rep. Lesch Faces $20K Campaign Fund Misuse FineLesch acknowledged shoddy bookkeeping in a statement but denied misusing campaign funds, saying he simply lost receipts.
State Rep. Debra Hilstrom Running For Attorney GeneralDemocratic state representative and prosecutor Debra Hilstrom, of Brooklyn Center, has become the latest candidate to enter the race for Minnesota attorney general.
Minnesota Lawmakers Say Student Information Needs ProtectionLawmakers and data privacy advocates say the digital age means students' private information needs protecting. A group of legislators announced their plans Wednesday to push measures this year protecting data on school-issued iPads and laptops.
Lawmakers Looking For Way To Make Private Divorce PossibleState lawmakers are looking into changing the way people get a divorce in Minnesota.
Minn. Houses Passes Bill To Compensate Innocent People Innocent people who are wrongfully convicted could get as much as $100,000 for each year of imprisonment under a bill passed by the Minnesota House.
Minn. House Dems To Live Week On Minimum WageAs Minnesota's legislative session nears, one of the state's minimum-wage champions has issued a challenge. Five House colleagues accepted Golden Valley Democrat Rep. Ryan Winkler's invitation Tuesday to live for a week on the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour.
Lawmakers Working To Get Compensation For The Wrongfully Imprisoned A push is underway to compensate people who were exonerated for crimes for which they were wrongfully convicted and imprisoned.
Revised Mayo Financing Plan Expected By Next Week A reworked plan to finance public portions of a massive Mayo Clinic expansion in Rochester is expected to be ready by early next week.
Wave Of Gun Bills Comes Before Obama’s Visit Minnesota prosecutors said Thursday that they need more power to charge violent felons with gun crimes.
St. Paul Dems Pick Former Rep For Senate RaceSt. Paul Democrats are picking between three candidates for Minnesota Senate in a special primary election on Tuesday.