Rep. Paul Thissen Joins Race For GovernorLongtime Rep. Paul Thissen joins an already crowded field of DFL candidates for governor. Thissen plans to formally launch his campaign Thursday to replace Gov. Mark Dayton, who decided against a third term.
GOP Aim To Shutter Art School After Scathing AuditGOP lawmakers said Wednesday that they want to close a Golden Valley arts school after a scathing audit found significant administrative spending issues and poor student results.
Minn. GOP Calls For Special Session On MNsure CrisisOne state lawmaker is calling the MNsure situation "serious as a heart attack" -- literally.
Abrupt End To Messy 2016 Legislative SessionThe 2016 legislative session ended in a chaotic mess. A pile of work remains unfinished and last-minute attempts to pay for transportation projects and use the budget surplus went nowhere.
As $1.9B Surplus Announced, Budget Battle BeginsMinnesota lawmakers from both parties agree that a nearly $1.9 billion budget surplus is good news. They just disagree on how to spend it.
Key Lawmaker On Taxes Resigning To Take Job At Lobbying FirmA power player at Minnesota's Capitol is resigning her House seat to take a job at a lobbying firm, where she'll keep a focus on tax and local government policy.
House Candidate Ends Campaign After Tweeting 'ISIS Isn’t Necessarily Evil'A Democratic candidate for the state Legislature is quitting his campaign after tweeting this weekend that "ISIS isn’t necessarily evil."
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.
Gov. Dayton Signs Bills, Avoiding Government ShutdownMinnesota Governor Mark Dayton today signed into law the budget bills passed overnight by a Special Session of the Legislature, avoiding a partial state government shutdown.
Lawmakers Hold Dramatic Special SessionMinnesota lawmakers are holding a dramatic special legislative session Friday -- three weeks after their regular session ended. Lawmakers are back in St. Paul to pass billions of dollars in budget bills to fund state government.
Minnesota DFL Cans Fundraiser Due To Looming Special SessionA Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party fundraiser featuring Gov. Mark Dayton and top legislative Democrats is off.
Final Push To Avert Special Session Stalled, Top GOPer SaysA top House Republican says lawmakers offered another $100 million for public schools in an effort to head off Gov. Mark Dayton's looming veto on an education budget.