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Minnesota lawmakers who approved new forms of gambling in bars to help pay for a new Minnesota Vikings stadium are getting their first chance to scrutinize lagging revenues from that plan.
Among the priority bills in the Democratic-controlled Legislature is a proposal to raise the floor wage to $7.50 for most workers at the bottom rung beginning in August.
A former state representative says he wants to be the next head of the Minnesota Republican Party.
The Minnesota Legislature dropped the gavel Tuesday on a new session and a new order, with Democrats in full control for the first time in a generation.
Monday is campaign money day for Minnesota lawmakers. It’s the final chance to raise money from lobbyists, associations and other big donors before the Legislature opens its 2013 session on Tuesday.
The Minnesota Capitol is getting its glow back. A majestic chandelier weighing a ton and stretching six feet in diameter will soon retake its place inside the Capitol dome that towers over the rotunda.
It’s New Year’s Day, which means some new state laws are going into effect today.
The Minnesota legislature is less than a month away from convening for the 2013 session. And for the first time in 22 years, Democrats have complete control of Minnesota government after voters tossed out Republicans.
Gov. Mark Dayton says finishing the restoration of Minnesota’s Capitol is a top priority for state construction projects in the coming two years.
A committee charged with recommending security upgrades for the 17-building Minnesota Capitol complex expects to review a preliminary report next month and approve it by mid-January.
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The parents of a gay Minnesota soldier who was killed in Afghanistan are launching a statewide tour by veterans against a gay marriage ban.
A Republican-led legislative panel has rejected new contracts for more than 27,000 state employees.
The Minnesota Representative who admitted to engaging in rest-stop sex acts with a 17-year-old boy said Wednesday afternoon that he will not seek re-election.
A battle is underway at the State Capitol between public workers who say they need a raise and lawmakers who wonder if the state can afford it.
Minnesota is eliminating MinnesotaCare health insurance premiums for poor children as the state implements a 2009 law aimed at covering 16,000 uninsured children.
Promoters of civic center expansions, a light-rail line, a minor-league ballpark and other economic development projects have submitted about 90 applications for a $47.5 million state business development fund.
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The Minnesota Vikings’ pursuit of a $975 million stadium went to the floor of the state Senate on Thursday and even opponents predicted it would clear its final hurdle.
The Minnesota Senate voted in favor of the new stadium –- 38 to 28 — just before midnight after debating for 11 hours on Tuesday.
In a Minnesota Capitol struck with stadium fever, other work stands between legislators and their session finish line.
Like true Vikings, dozens of fans wearing head to toe purple and gold stormed the Minnesota Capitol steps, carrying signs and singing songs to try to keep the team here.
Vikings stadium point-man Lester Bagley joined Dave Lee Friday on the WCCO Morning News.
An update Tuesday from Minnesota Management and Budget says net general fund revenues totaled nearly $2.5 billion in February and March, which was $106 million or 4.4 percent better than forecast in February.
As the Minnesota Senate approved a voter ID bill, critics expressed concerns about the unintended consequences.