State Senator Ortman Won't Seek Fifth TermAt least one seat in the Minnesota Senate will change hands next year. State Sen. Julianne Ortman announced Tuesday she won't seek a fifth term. The Chanhassen Republican says she's bowing out early to give other candidates a stronger shot.
Senate Passes Tax Plan It'll Take To Negotiations With HouseMinnesota's Senate has adopted a tax plan that could put a dent in property taxes for homeowners, farmers and businesses — except for railroad companies.
Senate Passes Gas Tax Increase To Fund Road, Bridge RepairsState officials say about half of Minnesota roads and bridges are more than 40 years old, nearing the end of their useful lives.
Republicans Vie At Convention To Be Franken's FoeThe Republican chase to be Minnesota Sen. Al Franken's fall challenger is reaching a crucial point in Rochester. Delegates to the state GOP convention will vote to endorse a candidate.
Abeler Says He Won't Seek Re-Election To HouseAnoka Republican Jim Abeler says he won't seek re-election to his House seat as he focuses on running for U.S. Senate. Abeler, 59, a chiropractor by trade, is among several Republicans seeking to unseat Democratic Sen. Al Franken.
Ortman's Senate Bid Gets A Palin BoostSarah Palin is endorsing Minnesota state Sen. Julianne Ortman as she seeks the Republican party's Senate nomination. The former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate says Ortman will fight for small businesses and understands "the burden our federal government places on hard-working Americans."
Talking Points: Ortman's Announcement To Face FrankenYou may think it is a little early to start talking about the 2014 elections but this weekend there was a major development in the Minnesota Senate race.
Senate Panel To Take Up Guns, Background ChecksA Senate panel is set to vote on changes to Minnesota's gun laws, including whether to require background checks for all gun purchases.
Preview: Vikes Stadium Goes To A Vote MondayMonday is game day for lawmakers -- that's when the House will vote on whether to help fund a new $975 million Minnesota Vikings stadium. Both sides of the issue weigh in.