Gov. Dayton Leads Discussion On St. Cloud Race RelationsPeople gathered in St. Cloud Tuesday to have an honest conversation about race. About 150 people -- including Gov. Mark Dayton, the mayor of St. Cloud and the city's police chief -- were on hand at the Great River Regional Library to help lead the conversation.
Montevideo Named Host Of 2016 Governor's Pheasant OpenerMontevideo has been selected to host the 2016 Minnesota Governor's Pheasant Opener. The announcement was made Friday night during the community celebration of this year's Governor's Pheasant Opener in Mankato.
Team Captains Begin Countdown To Ryder CupThe battle for golf's storied Ryder Cup has begun with a friendly exchange between team captains in Minneapolis.
Issues Remain As Buffers Move From Capitol To CroplandState officials are moving to implement new requirements for setbacks between cropland and waterways passed by the Legislature this year, but concern and confusion among farmers and lawmakers surrounding the new law makes it clear — the buffer battle in Minnesota isn't over.
Landwehr The Listener: Surviving 1 Of State's Toughest JobsPeople in far northwestern Minnesota had long been upset with the Department of Natural Resources, and a dispute that erupted after the DNR closed some ATV trails crossing public lands was just one of the last straws. So one day after Tom Landwehr got the job as DNR commissioner in 2011, Gov. Mark Dayton ordered him up to Kittson and Roseau counties.
Union Leader: School Board Member Should Resign After Anti-Muslim CommentsThe head of Columbia Heights' teachers union has called on an embattled school board member to denounce anti-Muslim comments attributed to him on social media or resign. Grant Nichols had admitted to Columbia Heights' school board chairman that he is responsible for comments posted to his Facebook page in early September about Muslims.
GOP's Petersen Accelerates Senate Exit, To Resign This Fall A Republican sped up his planned exit from the state Senate, announcing Thursday he'll resign this fall from the seat he had already opted not to again run for in 2016.
Minn. Woman's Business Wins Part Of $20 Billion IT ContractA Minnesota mother of two is part of a very elite group. Her business is one of 65 in the United States that will split $20-billion worth of contracted IT work. In her Minnetonka office of Ideal System Solutions ...
Black Lives Matter Plans Protest Outside Governor’s ResidenceThe group Black Lives Matter is going to Summit Avenue in St. Paul on Tuesday to show displeasure with Gov. Mark Dayton’s comment on the weekend protest at the Minnesota State Fair.
Dayton Calls December Special Election To Fill House SeatGov. Mark Dayton is calling a special election to fill an open seat in the House triggered by a veteran Democrat's death after a short battle with cancer.
UCare Looks To Salvage State Contracts For Public ProgramsA Minnesota health insurance company started a public push on Tuesday to maintain its foothold in the state's public programs.
Ojibwe Group To Harvest Wild Rice In Treaty Rights TestA group of Ojibwe Native Americans has put the Dayton administration on notice that it plans to harvest wild rice without state licenses later this month to try to assert rights they believe they hold under an 1855 treaty. They plan to gather wild rice on Hole-in-the-Day Lake in Nisswa on Aug. 27 and are urging conservation officers not to issue citations or seize their wild rice or harvesting equipment.