Minnesota’s Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party convened Saturday with delegates poised to endorse Gov. Mark Dayton and Sen. Al Franken for second terms. Around 1,300 delegates gathered at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center to hear speakers praise the state’s Democratic elected officials for using their control of state government to champion their values. They cited new laws to raise the state’s minimum wage, invest in public schools and infrastructure projects, and legalize gay marriage.
For Minnesota Republicans, this weekend’s convention in Rochester won’t deliver a typical knockout punch to all of the candidates who fail to get the endorsement of the party faithful.
Gov. Mark Dayton and other officials said Wednesday that they’ll probably ask the Legislature for more tax breaks to sweeten the 2018 Super Bowl for fans now that the NFL has awarded the big game to Minneapolis.
A new Minnesota law aims to protect the state from hazards created by increasing amounts of oil passing through Minnesota by rail and pipeline. Gov. Mark Dayton signed the bill Tuesday. The law requires railroad and oil pipeline companies operating in Minnesota to help pay for training and emergency preparedness programs.
A bill making Minnesota the 22nd state to legalize marijuana for medical purposes has cleared its final legislative hurdle.
>Instant-play lottery games won’t be available on the Internet or Minnesota gas pumps as of November if legislation ready for final votes prevails.
A measure aimed at synthetic drugs appears to be cruising toward final passage in the Legislature. The House on Wednesday unanimously approved a bill that bans inhaled or ingested drugs that aren’t approved by the FDA and that cause an effect like the most dangerous drugs including heroin and LSD.
An outside political group’s new television promotes Minnesota Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Honour as having the toughest stance against the nation’s new health care law.
The 2014 fishing season has officially kicked off, with the state’s lieutenant governor taking a quick 2-0 lead over Gov. Mark Dayton in walleye catches. Dayton and Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon began the fishing season Saturday morning at one minute after midnight. They and others took to the waters at the Grand View Lodge on Gull Lake in Nisswa.
Gov. Mark Dayton has signed a bill restricting gun possession rights for people convicted of domestic abuse and those subject to restraining orders. The measure was among 19 bills signed by Dayton Friday.
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has sent a letter to House and Senate sponsors of their respective medical-marijuana bills. Dayton said he would sign the bill into law if legislators adopted the House version as is. Dayton sent the letter to Minneapolis Democratic Sen. Scott Dibble and Hibbing Democratic Rep. Carly Melin soon after the House passed a medical-marijuana proposal on Friday.
The start of the fishing season is just hours away, and fishermen and women are gearing up to head out at midnight.
The Minnesota House overwhelmingly passed a bill on Friday that would legalize marijuana use for medical reasons but under tighter restrictions than a bill passed by the Senate earlier in the week.
A bill called a hallmark update to Minnesota’s workplace protections for women headed Thursday to Gov. Mark Dayton for his expected signature.
The Governor’s Fishing Opener kicks off the walleye and northern pike season at midnight Friday. This year’s festivities are being held in the Brainerd Lakes Area. Gov. Mark Dayton will fish out of Grand View Lodge in Nisswa on Gull Lake.