The foot-tall chunk of marble sitting in a state administrative office once was part of the Minnesota Capitol’s ornamental scrollwork, one small detail on architect Cass Gilbert’s century-old jewel. Now, it’s mainly a reminder of this aging building’s many deferred needs.
Ted the turkey from Willmar made the most of a moment in the spotlight at the Capitol by literally flying the coop during a “sendoff” ceremony with Gov. Mark Dayton and Sen. Amy Klobuchar.
An end to Minnesota’s nearly three-week-long state government shutdown came into view Tuesday, when Gov. Mark Dayton called the Legislature into a special session to vote on a budget deal.
Minnesota’s state government shutdown slid toward the three-week mark on Monday as key Republican legislators and members of Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton’s administration scurried to translate a handshake budget deal into bills that can pass the GOP-controlled Legislature.
It’s the 11th day of the state government shutdown and there are no new talks scheduled between Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican lawmakers. A lot of people say they need the shutdown to be over soon so they can get on with their lives.
Since the shutdown has canceled any type of camping at State Parks, some have decided to camp out on Minnesota’s capitol lawn.
Gov. Mark Dayton and others are taking part in a prayer day outside the Minnesota Capitol on Thursday.
Lawmakers’ fight over taxes and spending spilled out during a contentious committee hearing Wednesday that demonstrated the wide divide between Republicans and Democrats working to plug a $5 billion deficit in Minnesota’s state budget.
Security at the Minnesota Capitol and surrounding buildings should be improved, said a report released Friday that avoided taking a position on the much debated issue of whether to add metal detectors.
Firefighters in full response gear will be roaming the halls of the State Capitol but it’s not because of any emergency.
Religious leaders from around Minnesota are gathering at the Capitol to meet with state lawmakers on issues including poverty, taxation, human rights and health care.
Abortion opponents including Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann are protesting at the Minnesota State Capitol Saturday on the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision.
Gov. Mark Dayton is directing his staff and asking top lawmakers to review security measures at the Minnesota Capitol in the wake of Saturday’s mass shooting at a public official’s event in Arizona.