Koochiching County Commissioner Wins House PrimaryA county commissioner has won a special election primary for a House seat to represent Minnesota's largest district. Koochiching County Commissioner Rob Ecklund outpolled three other Democratic-Farmer-Labor candidates in Tuesday's election for District 3A, which covers Koochiching, Cook, Lake and northern St. Louis counties.
Abeler Aims For Return To Legislature In Senate RunA former Republican lawmaker is eyeing a return to the Legislature after just a year away. Rep. Jim Abeler spent eight terms in the House before stepping away in 2014 for a failed bid for the U.S. Senate.
MN Reps. Cited Step Down From Ethics CommitteeThe fallout continues for two Minnesota state lawmakers cited for "making out" in a Regional Park. GOP Reps. Tara Mack and Tim Kelly apologized Monday to law enforcement for saying the Dakota County park ranger lied about the incident.
MN Rep. Demands Colleagues Apologize To DeputyA Democratic member of the Minnesota House of Representatives is calling on two Republican colleagues to apologize to a deputy who cited them for public nuisance.
Sheriff: Lawmaker Cited For Making Out 'Changed Her Tune'The sheriff who handled the case of Minnesota lawmakers cited for making out in a park says one legislator "changed her tune" after initially thanking the park ranger for intervening.
House Speaker Daudt To Serve As MN Campaign Chair To WalkerWisconsin Governor Scott Walker announced Friday that House Speaker Kurt Daudt will serve as the Minnesota state chairman for Walker's presidential campaign. Currently, Daudt is the Speaker of the House in the Minnesota House of Representatives.
House GOP Plan Would Wipe Out Campaign Spending LimitsMinnesota House Republicans are proposing to significantly alter state campaign finance law as part of a budget plan. A component of the majority party's budget plan released Tuesday would repeal Minnesota's program that makes candidates eligible for campaign subsidies if they abide by spending limits.
Minnesota House Speaker: Sunday Liquor Sale Vote Will OccurMinnesota House Speaker Kurt Daudt says advocates of full liquor sales on Sundays can be assured that a vote will be held before the Legislature adjourns this year. But the top Capitol Republican stopped short of guaranteeing an outcome in the perennial fight.
Bill Heightening Response To Campus Sex Assaults AdvancesA bill establishing a new protocol for Minnesota universities and more avenues for students and others to report cases of campus sexual violence has cleared a Minnesota House committee.
Minnesota Officials Consider Taking 2016 Session Off-SiteThe ambitious idea of Minnesota lawmakers skipping next year's session to avoid the Capitol construction has morphed into an alternative plan. Now senior legislators and state officials are taking a hard look at moving the Legislature's session off-site.
Dayton Pushes For Gas-Tax To Raise Money For Road RepairsGov. Mark Dayton blasted the new Republican Majority in the Minnesota House Friday for what he calls a "phony" transportation plan. Republicans yesterday unveiled a "no new taxes" plan to fix roads and bridges, but Dayton called it "fantasy."
Lawmakers Study Up On Issues Facing MinnesotaMinnesota lawmakers just got back to the Capitol, and now they're leaving to study up on state issues. Demographers, economists and business executives are scheduled to address legislators at One Minnesota, an annual conference at the University of Minnesota that focuses on the top issues of the time.