Pat Kessler

DHS Sees Oversight Changes Following Audit On Court MonitorA 6-month audit of a federal court monitor who charged the state more than a million dollars in expenses is complete.
Senate Official Building Still Controversial As It Nears CompletionThe controversial new Minnesota Senate Office Building at the State Capitol is nearing completion. Republicans made the $90 million project an example of wasteful spending in the 2014 campaign.
Study: MNsure Rate Hikes Among The Highest In The CountryMinnesota is ranked number one in a category it might not like -- it has some of the highest health care insurance rate hikes in the country.
Reality Check: Who Gets Paid Sick Days?Thousands of Minnesotans don't get paid when they don't work, and that could be making you sick.
MNsure's 2016 Rates Will Surge Up To 49 PercentState officials say Minnesotans buying health coverage through MNsure will pay between 14 percent and 49 percent more on average next year.
Feds Say They'll Give State Time To Upgrade IDs For FlightsFor millions of Minnesotans who board planes every year, a Minnesota state-issued driver's license may no longer be enough. Starting next year, you'll need a tamper-proof high security license approved by the federal government and issued by the state.
Dayton To Ask Legislature For Ryder Cup FundingIt's one of golf's most prestigious tournaments, and it kicks off one year from now at Hazeltine Golf Course in Chaska. And top Minnesota officials are hoping to capitalize on the worldwide attention.
Minn. Lawmakers To Debate Growing State Prison PopulationMinnesota's top corrections experts are looking at ways to ease the strain on the state's overcrowded prisons. Minnesota has one of the fastest-growing prison populations in the country, despite a drop in the crime rate.
Minnesota Political Leaders Soak In Papal Address To CongressWashington, D.C. set aside politics for one day to listen to the spiritual leader of 1.2 billion Catholics. Pope Francis delivered the first papal address in history to a joint session of Congress. It was an address that some thought would be political, including remarks on immigration, religious liberty and climate change.
Crackdown On Luxury Car Owners Dodging Taxes With Montana Registration The state of Minnesota is cracking down on a high-end motor vehicle scheme that originates in Montana, and has cheated the state out of at least $1 million in taxes.
Reality Check: Donald Trump Supporter's Anti-Muslim RemarksMinnesota U.S. Congressman Keith Ellison called on GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump Friday to repudiate anti-Muslim remarks at one of his rallies in New Hampshire. A Trump supporter said President Obama is not an American or a Christian, and wondered how to "get rid" of Muslims at the televised town hall meeting Thursday.
Lawmaker Cited For Making Out Undecided On 2016 ElectionA Minnesota lawmaker cited for making out with a fellow Republican legislator says she's moving past the incident and isn't discussing any details.