Minnesota’s current longest-serving House Republican lost to a tea party challenger in Tuesday’s primary as voters in 44 legislative primaries picked candidates for a big November fight to control the Minnesota Legislature. But a GOP Senate leader easily turned back a conservative primary foe.
The head of the Minnesota Republican Party called him “exactly the kind of career politician that has plagued politics for far too long” and accused “union bosses” of trying to buy his election.
Gov. Mark Dayton says he plans to visit Moose Lake, Carlton and other flooded cities in northeastern Minnesota next week as state leaders look toward providing flood relief.
Republican legislative leaders are intervening in a lawsuit to try to keep a proposed photo ID requirement for voters on November’s ballot.
Minnesota lawmakers quickly bolted for home after spending almost four months sparring over thousands of bills they introduced, debated and mostly shelved.
Republican Rep. Morrie Lanning, the Viking stadium bill’s author in the House, told WCCO’s Chad Hartman that there were “dark days” and that the bill almost didn’t happen.
A 26-year veteran lawmaker known for his impassioned speeches and irreverent, borderline uncouth remarks is retiring from the Minnesota House.
Now that the Minnesota Vikings will get their new stadium, the worrying can begin over a gambling expansion designed to pay the state’s share of the $975 million project.
Among the more controversial statements on the stadium all week was one made by House Speaker Kurt Zellers on KFAN radio where he said he hoped the stadium bill passed but he planned to vote against it.
It’s a fourth-and-long situation just two days before a Minnesota House vote on a new stadium agreement.
Minnesota. Gov. Mark Dayton wasted no time Friday vetoing a Republican-crafted tax plan sent to him the night before that contained breaks for businesses but would have taken money from the state’s rainy day reserves.
Mayor R.T. Rybak is among those calling for a vote on the stadium bill.
Monday has long been circled on the Minnesota Legislature’s calendar as the final day. Now Republican leaders are giving themselves more wiggle room.
Fans decked out in purple and gold are roaming Minnesota’s Capitol in hopes that the House debates and votes on the $1 billion Vikings stadium bill.
The Minnesota Vikings are facing a daunting deadline at the state Capitol this week, but they are putting on a blitz to pass the stadium bill.