Solicitor General: Fischbach Can't Be Both State Senator, Lt. Gov.The appointment of Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith to fill United States Senator Al Franken's vacated seat is creating political upheaval at the State Capitol.
After 42 Years, Metzen To Retire From Minn. SenateDemocratic Sen. Jim Metzen, whose 42 years in the Legislature make him one of Minnesota's longest-serving state lawmakers, said Saturday that he won't seek re-election. Metzen said in September that he was being treated for a recurrence of lung cancer.
No Silver Bullet, Bill To Abolish MNsure Board AdvancesState Senate lawmakers have taken the first step to abolish MNsure's governing board but say more change is needed to improve the state's health insurance exchange.
Minn. Senate DFL Hit With $100K Penalty Over Ads The campaign arm for Minnesota Democratic state senators agreed Tuesday to pay a $100,000 civil penalty to resolve an investigation over ads in the 2012 election, one of the largest fines levied in a state political case.
Associated Press Writer Shares Brodkorb Leak StoryA P state capitol beat writer Pat Condon joined Dave Lee on the WCCO Morning News Friday
Blois Olson Has State Capitol Overnight NewsBlois Olson shared his political 'Morning Take' with Dave Lee on WCCO Wednesday morning
Dayton Not Keen On Democrat's Tax Hike Bill Minnesota Senate Democrats passed a sweeping tax hike bill on Monday that includes a sales tax on clothing.
Moving Day At The Capitol Brings Mixed EmotionsJust three weeks after Election Day, its moving day. Democrats are taking over spacious state Capitol offices, and taking on the new Majority.
Brodkorb Says 'Power Grab' Behind Senate Ouster The Minnesota Republican operative fired by the state Senate after an affair with the majority leader said Sunday he believes he and she were victims of a power grab by other Republican senators.
Wis. Senate To Consider Cell Ban For Young DriversThe state Senate is scheduled to consider a bill that would prohibit young drivers from using cell phones.