Minnesota State Capitol
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.
The Minnesota Senate has passed bills that would keep state parks open and the State Lottery operating in future state government shutdowns.
The Republican Senate wants to hold a hearing on the ethics complaint against Senator Geoff Michel as soon as it can.
House Republicans proposed a $280 million borrowing package for Minnesota construction projects Monday, placing an emphasis on refurbishing state college buildings, roads and bridges but falling far short of the amount Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton proposed spending.
The truth: Insurance companies operating in Minnesota are required by law to cover at least 28 separate benefits, eight types of patients and 13 different health care professions. That’s the sixth highest number of mandates in the country.
The Minnesota House has sent a bill to Gov. Mark Dayton that would expand the situations where people can use deadly force. The House approved the bill in an 85-47 vote Wednesday.
The Senate State Government Committee approved the amendment 8-5 Wednesday on a party-line vote.
Minnesota’s new legislative district maps pit 46 incumbents against each other and create 23 open seats.
State officials say they’re phasing out the use of metal handcuffs and seclusion at a secure hospital for the mentally ill in the wake of fines for maltreatment of patients.
House Speaker Kurt Zellers says the House will use emergency steps to pass legislation to close a loophole in sex offender notification law.
Gov. Mark Dayton is using his State of the State address to push lawmakers to adopt his top proposals while reminding them that Minnesota voters will render a verdict on their performance in November.