Senate Official Building Still Controversial As It Nears CompletionThe controversial new Minnesota Senate Office Building at the State Capitol is nearing completion. Republicans made the $90 million project an example of wasteful spending in the 2014 campaign.
Dominic Ondoro, Serkalem Abraha Win Twin Cities MarathonIn a little over two hours, the first runner finished Sunday’s Twin Cities Marathon.
All Walks Of Life Set To Run In Twin Cities MarathonThousands of runners are getting ready for the "most beautiful urban marathon in America." The Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon starts Sunday morning. The course takes runners from the U.S. Bank Stadium site in downtown Minneapolis to the State Capitol in St. Paul.
Minnesota Republicans Call For An End To MNsureMinnesota Republicans are calling for an end to Minnesota's online health care exchange. Republican lawmakers met at the State Capitol on Monday to hold a news conference after 180,000 Minnesotans on MnSure had their renewals delayed last week.
Kahn, Carlson Crack Record For Longest House TenureTwo Minnesota lawmakers are now the longest-serving members of the House of Representatives. Reps. Phyllis Kahn and Lyndon Carlson were sworn into office in January 1973.
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Behind A $42 Billion Budget, Smaller Fees Rack UpMinnesota lawmakers kept tax levels steady but have still found ways to scoop up millions of additional dollars. More than a dozen new fees and increases for business licenses are tucked away inside the thousands of pages that compose Minnesota's new budget.
Minnesota's New Memorial For Military Families The First Of Its Kind In U.S.The State of Minnesota today dedicated the moving tribute to military families on the grounds of the Capitol building Saturday. It's the first place in the country that honors the families of active military members and veterans.
Special Session Plans On Hold As Leaders Work To Reach PactNegotiations over a deal to enable a special legislative session are at a standstill. Minnesota House Republicans and Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton remain at odds over a couple of bills and a new law altering the authority of the state auditor.
Bill With $320M In Construction Projects Primed For VotesA public-works borrowing plan contains at least $320 million worth of construction projects. Top Minnesota lawmakers agreed to the package early Thursday and it is being prepared for a vote in the upcoming special session.
Pipeline Battles Coming To A Head On 3 Fronts In MinnesotaBattles over climate change and oil pipelines come to a head on three fronts in Minnesota this week. Environmental groups have high hopes for a "Tar Sands Resistance March" to the State Capitol Saturday. They want to keep Canadian crude in the ground instead of piping it across northern Minnesota via an expanded Alberta Clipper pipeline.
With No Budget Deal, Government Shutdown LoomsThere are no budget talks this weekend and a date for a special session has still not been set. If state lawmakers can't reach a budget deal by July 1, there will be a partial government shutdown.