Lawmakers Cope With Waiting Season As Deadline LoomsA massive, friendly dog padded around Rep. Peggy Bennett's office this week, hemmed in by a plastic fence he could easily jump.
Minn. Lawmaker Proposing Statewide Restrictions On E-CigarettesA Minnesota legislator is now proposing a bill that would put e-cigarettes across under the same state-wide restrictions as cigarettes. The bill from DFL State Rep. Phyllis Kahn would limit the use of e-cigarettes under the Minnesota Clean Indoor Act.
Police Shut Down DFL Caucus Following DisorderThe DFL caucus that ended prematurely after chaos erupted at the Minneapolis meeting will be rescheduled. DFL Chairman Ken Martin said Wednesday because the caucus wasn't officially adjourned Tuesday night at the Bryan Cole Community Center, it will be reconvened at a date that's not yet been set.
Call For State Aid To Resolve Orchestra Dispute GrowsIt's been nearly 13 months since the lockout began at the Minnesota Orchestra, and now some leaders are calling for state aid to settle the dispute. Former governor Arne Carlson says the orchestra is a valued community asset that should get the same attention as the Vikings stadium.
Rep. To Propose Legislation For MN To 'Buy' OrchestraWhile there still hasn't been any movement in contract talks between management at the Minnesota Orchestra and its musicians, a local lawmaker is now pushing for the state to get involved.
Minn. Bill Sees Medical Marijuana As Export CropA Minnesota lawmaker sees an export market for medical marijuana -- even though the state has never allowed its use.