Minnesota GOP Volunteer Dismissed After 'Negro Problem' TweetThe chairman of Minnesota's Republican party says a local party's social media manager is being fired for referring to a "Negro problem" on Twitter.
Panel Votes Against Paying $200K Settlement To Former State EmployeeA panel of top Minnesota lawmakers has opposed a $200,000 settlement with an ex-state employee who accused her boss of defamation and discrimination while he forced her out.
DFL Sen. Tom Bakk Says GOP's PolyMet Move Could BackfireMinnesota's Senate majority leader says he's worried a Republican push to make a special session contingent on a PolyMet project pledge could do more harm than good.
MN Rep.: With 'Driverless' Cars Coming, Why Spend On Light Rail?Minnesota should prepare for thousands of "driverless" cars on state roads in the very near future. That's the prediction of a top state lawmaker, who says self-driving cars will one day outnumber traditional vehicles, and make other forms of transportation obsolete.
Dayton Says Admin Won't Force Senate GOP To Move To New OfficesAs far as Gov. Mark Dayton is concerned, Senate Republicans can keep their offices where they're at. Dayton commented Tuesday on a declaration by GOP senators that they'd forego a move to the new Senate Office Building when it opens early next year.
Gov. Walker Says Wisconsin Won't Accept Syrian RefugeesGov. Scott Walker says Wisconsin will not accept any new Syrian refugees in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris because they pose a threat.
Minnesota Senate GOP Says They're Staying In Old DigsMinnesota's Senate Republicans have decided against moving into a new office building for at least another year, their leader said Thursday. Senate Minority Leader David Hann told The Associated Press that his members concluded the relocation isn't worth the hassle.
Fierce Legislative Campaigns Expected Statewide In 2016With the November 2016 elections just one year away, Republicans, Democrats and outside groups are preparing for expensive battles over state legislative seats. Increasing activity by independent groups could push next year's campaign fundraising totals past those of previous election cycles.
Rand Paul To Bring Presidential Campaign To MinnesotaKentucky Sen. Rand Paul is making Minnesota stops in his presidential campaign ahead of the next big Republican debate. Paul's campaign said Tuesday that the 2016 hopeful will appear at events in Minnesota on Monday, a day ahead of the debate in neighboring Wisconsin. Trip details are still being finalized.
House GOP Votes Paul Ryan 54th SpeakerPaul Ryan became the 54th speaker of the U.S. House on Thursday in a day of high political theater, a young new leader for a fractured Congress, charged with healing Republican divides and quieting the chaos of Capitol Hill.
Despite Carson's Lead In Iowa, Trump Said He's In It To WinResponding to Ben Carson's surge in <span style="color:red;">Iowa</span>, Donald Trump said Tuesday he'll stick with the presidential race, even if he loses the luxury of running from atop the polls.
Rep. Paul Ryan's 'Family Time' Comment Sparks DebateRepublican Rep. Paul Ryan is likely to become the next speaker of the House. He's already an unlikely spokesman for balancing family life with work.