Sen. Julianne Ortman
At 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.
Minnesota’s Senate has adopted a tax plan that could put a dent in property taxes for homeowners, farmers and businesses — except for railroad companies.
State officials say about half of Minnesota roads and bridges are more than 40 years old, nearing the end of their useful lives.
The 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.
Anoka 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.
Sarah 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.”
You 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.
A Senate panel is set to vote on changes to Minnesota’s gun laws, including whether to require background checks for all gun purchases.
Monday 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.