Politicians in Minnesota and across the country are sounding off on the death of a protected African lion at the hands of a Twin Cities dentist.
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is shaving some time off his upcoming trade trip to Mexico to be at a court conference on the state’s sex offender confinement program. Dayton’s office said Thursday he would be at the Aug. 10 conference on possible changes to the civil commitment program that a federal judge ruled unconstitutional.
Gov. Mark Dayton is putting lawmakers on notice: They’ll have to pony up more for early education programs to unlock money for their priorities. Republican legislators have big plans for tax relief heading into the 2016 legislative session. But Dayton said Tuesday he won’t sign a tax bill if the Legislature doesn’t put up an “equitable” amount for early education.
Gov. Mark Dayton and U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan will travel to the Brainerd Lakes area on Friday to tour storm damage. Dayton and Nolan also plan to meet with resort owners, emergency managers, local officials, residents and volunteers.
Jostling has begun among Minnesota cities, counties and state government agencies to get road projects, nature trails, amphitheaters, prison repairs and much more into a public-works borrowing plan that Gov. Mark Dayton and the Legislature will assemble next year.
Gov. Mark Dayton was preparing to announce pay raises for his state agency commissioners as Republicans were warning exorbitant increases would become a campaign issue next year.
Critics of last week’s Supreme Court ruling to legalize same-sex marriage say they’re not done fighting.
Environmental advocates are calling on Gov. Mark Dayton to require stronger environmental protections for a proposed copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota.
Gov. Mark Dayton says he’s “conscious of the diversity factor” as he considers who will fill two upcoming openings on the Minnesota Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court has upheld the nationwide tax subsidies under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, in a ruling that preserves health insurance for millions of Americans. The justices said in a 6-3 ruling Thursday that the subsidies that 8.7 million people currently receive to make insurance affordable do not depend on where they live, under the 2010 health care law.
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton said Wednesday the state will appeal a federal court ruling declaring the state’s sex offender program unconstitutional.
Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar is headed to Iowa to campaign for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Just two weeks after it was abolished by the Minnesota Legislature, an influential environmental citizen’s board held its last meeting on Tuesday.
Treasurer of the Viking stadium board, Duane Benson, has resigned, according to the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority. Benson announced his resignation at the end of a regularly scheduled meeting Friday.
A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Minnesota’s sex offender treatment program is unconstitutional, saying it violates the “fundamental rights” of more than 700 people locked up indefinitely after completing their prison sentences.
Minnesota 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.
Here’s a look at what you need to know for this Sunday.
Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton today signed into law the budget bills passed overnight by a Special Session of the Legislature, avoiding a partial state government shutdown.
A shaky coalition of lawmakers that compiled a package of environmental and agricultural programs may not hold up in a coming special session, forcing Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders to seek enough support for a final piece of the state budget Thursday and pause their hopes for a Friday special session.
Minnesota lawmakers zeroed in Wednesday on a conclusion to their prolonged budget dispute, preparing for a special session by week’s end to pass remaining bills.
Legislative leaders and Gov. Mark Dayton declared an end to their stalemate and set a hearing for Thursday on the final outstanding pieces of the state’s budget. Dayton and top lawmakers alerted all legislators to be back in St. Paul for a one-day session that the governor will likely order for Friday.
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says he hopes to call a special session as soon as possible. Dayton says his office is working out the final details with Republican leaders to agree on the spending bills that fund state government.
Minnesota lawmakers are primed to make a law change costing local governments $20 million in state sales taxes they were earlier told would be forgiven.
House Speaker Kurt Daudt, who was a guest on WCCO Sunday Morning, said he hopes there isn’t a shutdown over the language in the auditor bill the governor signed and then disagreed with.
With thousands of state jobs in limbo, top lawmakers called it a week — with no deal to finish their work in a special session. Legislators now have just 25 days to reach a deal or parts of the government start shutting down on July 1.