Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Christopher Dietzen ResignsMinnesota Supreme Court Justice Christopher Dietzen is resigning at the end of August, which gives Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton the opportunity to appoint a majority on the seven-member court.
Talking Points: Who Can Stop Donald Trump?Trump, whose candidacy many Republican leaders once considered a joke, is poised, if he does as well as some polls predict on Super Tuesday, to all but lock up the nomination.
Rubio Brings Campaign To Minneapolis; DFL Leaders Gather For Clinton EventOne week before the Minnesota caucus, Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio is visiting Minneapolis Tuesday afternoon. The senator from Florida spoke to about 1,600 people at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis before heading to Michigan.
Analyst: 'Pawlenty Has A Double Edged Sword'Former Minnesota first lady Mary Pawlenty is thinking about running for the congressional seat currently held by Rep. John Kline.
Mary Pawlenty Weighs Minnesota Congressional BidEx-judge and former Minnesota first lady Mary Pawlenty is weighing a run for Congress in a district that won't have an incumbent on the 2016 ballot.
In Iowa, Pawlenty's Short Campaign Still Casts Long ShadowLong before the 2012 Iowa caucuses, Tim Pawlenty was already out of the race for president. Yet his short-lived campaign lives on, casting a shadow over the Republicans now wooing voters in the state that kicks off the White House contest.
Dayton, Pawlenty Join Groundbreaking At State's Newest ParkGov. Mark Dayton and former Gov. Tim Pawlenty were among the government officials who grabbed shovels to help break ground for Minnesota's newest state park. Construction began Friday on the campground at Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine State Park in northeastern Minnesota.
Beneath Budget Dispute, A Tussle Over Regulatory PowerIn their unfolding budget plan, Minnesota legislative Republicans are moving to strip powers from Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton, ranging from limiting his team's authority to write regulatory rules to curbs on the administration's staffing.
Court Tosses Conviction Of Man For Meth-Tainted Bong WaterThe state Court of Appeals has thrown out the conviction of a southern Minnesota man, saying the amount of meth-tainted water found in his bong was far under the threshold required for his imprisonment. Ryan M. Drown, 32, of Waseca was sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison in 2013 for having the tainted water in a bong that amounted to less than half an ounce. He had been convicted for second- and third-degree drug possession in Blue Earth County District Court.
Pawlenty Appraises 2016 GOP Contest As Between Bush, WalkerOne-time presidential hopeful and former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty sees the contest for the GOP's nomination coming down to Jeb Bush and Scott Walker.
MDH: 83K Seek Chronic Pain Treatment AnnuallyA report from the Minnesota Department of Health reveals that about 83,000 Minnesotans undergo procedures to treat chronic pain each year. The three-year study conducted by the MDH utilized the All Payer Claims Database, created in 2008 under Tim Pawlenty's administration.
With Landfill Fund Loan, State Costs Piled UpTaking from the trash has wound up costing Minnesota big bucks. Custodians of the state treasury forked out $61 million this year — and owe about $40 million over the next few years — to repay a loan half that size from the state's Closed Landfill Investment Fund. The fund is administered by pollution regulators to pay for programs that ensure proper environmental attention is given to more than 100 closed landfills.