Minnesota is one of 14 states that allow handguns in its State Capitol building. State officials are taking a fresh look at security after mass shootings in Newtown, Conn., and the Navy Yard in DC, after getting the results of a nationwide survey of capitols.
Rural Democrats’ opposition to changing Minnesota’s gun laws casts doubt on what legislation, if any, will pass this year to tackle gun violence.
Animal advocates went to the Capitol looking for some high profile support from Minnesota’s official first dog owner.
The University of Minnesota is now defending itself against allegations of wasteful spending.
Leaders of many farm groups in the Upper Midwest aren’t pleased that Congress has extended the current farm bill rather than pass new legislation.
The mother of the motorcyclist who was killed in a crash this week is calling on legislators to feel her pain and try again to enact a mandatory helmet law in the state of Minnesota.
Representatives of Minnesota businesses large and small are ramping up pressure on state lawmakers to collect sales taxes on purchases made through online-only retailers.
A Minnesota Senate Committee voted Thursday to change a law that’s been in effect for more than 150 years, and it’s one you might not have heard about: It gives lawmakers immunity from arrest during the legislative session.
This week, DFL legislators introduced a bill called the “Contraceptive Equity Act,” which would require Minnesota health plans to provide prescription drug coverage to cover contraception without charging a co-pay.
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar is co-sponsoring legislation requiring all branches of the military to permanently preserve records on sexual assault cases.
Wisconsin lawmakers voted Thursday to strip nearly all collective bargaining rights from the state’s public workers, ending a heated standoff over labor rights and delivering a key victory to Republicans who have targeted unions in efforts to slash government spending nationwide.
Legislation to create new pathways into the teaching profession has passed the Minnesota Senate.
A House public safety panel considers a bill Thursday that would let the public look up more sex offenders and other predators online.
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar is announcing legislation that would give local law enforcement a new tool to help find missing children.