House Democrats Seek More Funding To Combat TerrorHouse Democrats say more funding is needed to combat terror recruiting in Minnesota. The large Somali community in Minneapolis has made it a primary target for terrorism recruitment -- and the federal government's anti-terrorism efforts.
At State Capitol, Lawmakers' Per Diem Expenses Add UpMembers of the Minnesota House and Senate racked up almost $2 million dollars in extra pay last year -- over and above their legislative salaries.
Control Of Minnesota House, Senate Up For Grabs In Upcoming ElectionThis fall, all 201 legislators in Minnesota are up for re-election. The fight for control of the state House and Senate will largely center on a handful of rural districts.
State Democrats Unveil Ambitious To-Do List For Rural MinnesotansDFL lawmakers say they're prepared to use up to $400 million from the state's huge budget surplus to start focusing on what they say are specific issues that are having a tremendous impact on rural Minnesota, and that Twin Cities residents might not even think about.
Lawmakers Meet To Discuss Possible Special Session ItemsWith an eye on either salvaging a special session or putting those hopes to rest, lawmakers began weeding through ideas on Thursday that would bring Minnesota in compliance with a federal high-security driver's license law, extend unemployment benefits for laid-off steelworkers and tackle racial economic disparities.
Gov. Dayton Wants Special Session Answers Next WeekGov. Mark Dayton has asked legislative leaders to make a final call by the end of next week on whether to hold a special session, he told The Associated Press in a Thursday interview.
Lawmakers Debate Special Session To Discuss Disparities Among Black CommunityMinnesota's lawmakers and community leaders are brainstorming how to aid their state's hurting black community in a possible special session, though some acknowledge the issues may prove too weighty to take on in a one-day legislative blitz.
Democratic Sen. Goodwin Won't Seek Re-Election In 2016A showdown among two Minnesota House members took shape Friday, as a suburban state senator declared she wouldn't seek re-election next year.
Sandra Peterson, Former State Rep. & Union Leader, Dead At 79Former State Rep. Sandra Peterson, who helped guide the merger of Minnesota's two largest teachers' unions, has died. She was 79.
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.