A legislative panel will review a set of proposals intended to crack down on the sale of synthetic drugs. The House Public Safety Committee takes up the legislation Wednesday.
A Minnesota House committee has approved a plan that would legalize medical marijuana, but it still faces a long road in the Legislature.
The Minnesota Wild traded for goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov on Tuesday in conjunction with their decision to shut down ailing veteran Niklas Backstrom.
Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Tom Landwehr says he’ll appoint Assistant Commissioner Erika Rivers to serve as director of the Parks and Trails Division when its current director, Courtland Nelson, retires in April.
Proposed amendments to Minnesota’s Constitution would be less frequent under a proposal backed by a state Senate committee. Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk told the Senate State Government Committee Monday that it should be harder to change the state constitution.
The Hill-Murray girls hockey team made the most of its trip to Xcel Energy Center last week, capping its season off with a Class AA state title. Sarah Bobrowski, one of the leaders of the Pioneers, has been a part of that program that has not just flourished, it finished on top.
The final tally of property taxes due this year presents a mixed bag, with levies rising in some places but falling in others. The Minnesota Department of Revenue has posted jurisdiction-by-jurisdiction details on levies approved by counties, cities, townships, school districts and other taxing entities.
Minnesota lawmakers who saw colleagues put several hot-button political issues on the statewide ballot in 2012 are now mulling proposals that would make it harder to do that again.
The Dalai Lama has observed Tibetan New Year celebrations outside India for the first time since going into exile more than 50 years ago. About 3,000 Tibetan-Americans from across the country packed an auditorium Sunday morning at Augsburg College in Minneapolis to celebrate the holiday with the Buddhist spiritual leader. He spoke at Macalester College in St. Paul on Sunday afternoon.
Police are asking for the public’s help to locate a missing man in St. Paul. Authorities say he may have a medical condition.
When Red Bull Crashed Ice was held in St. Paul last weekend, 120,000 people showed up to watch. It’s evidence that the new sport is increasing in popularity. Three Minnesotans – two of them pros on the world tour – have made not only a Crashed Ice course, but they’ve made history. The first permanent Crashed Ice course in North America opened Saturday at Mont du Lac, nestled along the Minnesota/Wisconsin border just south of Duluth.
A ninth-grader says she has frostbite after standing outside for 10 minutes in a wet bathing suit during a fire alarm.
Minnesota’s projected budget surplus swelled Friday to $1.233 billion, giving lawmakers more leeway to pursue tax cuts and increased spending this session. State finance officials released the updated outlook that showed the surplus is $408 million higher than what was projected a few months ago.
Republican leaders in the Minnesota Legislature say the $1.2 billion budget surplus is no cause for celebration because it shows state government overtaxes its citizens. Republicans unveiled their response Friday to news of the enhanced surplus: “Give it back.”
All the snow this winter is creating more headaches for drivers, and now St. Paul is putting parking restrictions into effect citywide.