Fundraising Reports Set Tone For Battle Over LegislatureThe quest for cash is on in Minnesota's 2016 elections. New campaign finance reports released Tuesday show political groups and candidates have already socked away millions of dollars for the fight for control of the Legislature.
Twin Cities Students To Attend Iowa CaucusesThe 9th-through-12th graders will be observing and volunteering at the caucuses. They'll knock on doors in Des Moines neighborhoods, work at campaign headquarters and get a chance to interact with the candidates.
Trump, Mainstream Republicans Might Be Warming To Each Other
It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like 2008 For ClintonRecall this 2008 storyline: Hillary Clinton enters the presidential campaign as the Democratic front-runner, runs into an inspirational candidate who generates big crowds and enthusiasm. And she winds up in a dogfight in Iowa.
Franken Introduces Bill To Allow Refinancing Of Federal Student LoansSen. Franken's proposal comes just one week after the state of Minnesota announced its own student loan refinancing program, and as college affordability has become a major topic in the presidential race.
Groups Seek To Grade Minneapolis On Racial Equity Report CardCommunity outreach groups announced a new plan Thursday to highlight what they call a lack of racial equity in Minneapolis.
Minnesota Politicians Respond To Obama's Final SOTUPresident Barack Obama's final State of the Union address struck an optimistic tone, combining an ambitious agenda with hope for the future. But he was less positive about the current state of things in Washington. A number of Minnesota politicians also offered their take on Obama's address.
Good Question: Why Does The Gov't Own So Much Land Out West?he leader of a small, armed group that's been occupying a federal nature preserve told reporters Wednesday the group won't leave until a plan is in place to turn the federal land over to the locals. So, why does the federal government own so much land in the West? Good Question.
Dayton, Top Lawmakers Meet To Discuss Iron Range, Possible SessionGov. Mark Dayton and top Minnesota lawmakers are meeting to discuss a possible special session to help laid-off steelworkers. The governor, House Speaker Kurt Daudt and Majority Leader Tom Bakk met for an hour.
White House Official To Visit Struggling Iron RangePresident Barack Obama's top adviser is heading to Minnesota's Iron Range as it struggles through an economic downturn.
Dayton Taps Senior Staff Member To Be Human Services ChiefGov. Mark Dayton named the top attorney in his office Monday to take over the state agency that manages care for the poor and disabled as well as runs the state's embattled sex offender program.
MN Surplus Expected To Top $1B, Possible Tax Cuts in '16As a sign that Minnesota's economy continues to improve, lawmakers will find out this week about a state budget surplus that's expected to top $1 billion. Gov. Mark Dayton is ready to resurrect a plan to expand child care tax credits, and working family tax credits.