Capitol Leaders In Talks About Way Out On Pay-Raise StandoffHouse Speaker Kurt Daudt says he, Gov. Mark Dayton and Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk are "nearing agreement" on a plan to settle a commissioner pay raise dispute that is holding up an important spending bill. Daudt said Wednesday they hope to strike a deal in time for House consideration on Thursday. Bakk confirmed the talks but said any agreement would likely be subject to a review by a joint House-Senate conference committee.
Minn. House Passes Sex Offender Notification Bill 127-1After a Ramsey County judicial panel gave the green light for Clarence Opheim's release into a neighborhood halfway house, state lawmakers’ phone lines lit up.