Lt. Gov. Tina Smith: I Won't Run For GovernorMinnesota's lieutenant governor says she will not be seeking the state's highest office.
Dayton Administration Proposes 50 Percent Renewable Energy By 2030Minnesota's current standard, enacted 10 years ago under Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty, set a goal of 25 percent by 2025.
Walleye Fishing Season Gets Off To A Chilly StartMinnesota's walleye season is off to a chilly start. Temperatures in the 20s and 30s, and even snow flurries in some places, greeted anglers as they took to the lakes and rivers on Saturday morning. Freeze warnings and frost advisories were out for a large part of Minnesota.
Lt. Gov. Smith Tours Water System With Southern Minnesota Town's MayorThe lieutenant governor says the water supply in Minnesota needs a major makeover. Tina Smith, along with Gov. Dayton, want $220 million for the project.
Dayton Talks Iron Range, Economy, Racial Inequality In State Of The StateGov. Mark Dayton delivered his 6th State of the State address Wednesday evening at an unusual location.
Police Arrest Man Suspected In Burglaries, Mosque VandalismMinneapolis police arrested a 56-year-old man they say was involved in a series of burglaries, including one that included vandalism at a mosque. Police say Edward Zahi Moses Saad has been taken into custody.
Governor Dayton Visits Islamic Center After BurglariesGovernor Mark Dayton and Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith visited the Umatul Islam Center in south Minneapolis Sunday morning. Last Wednesday, that center was burglarized and doors and windows were broken.
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.
5th Graders Run White Bear Lake RestaurantYou never want too many cooks in the kitchen -- especially if they are just 10 or 11 years old. But Donatelli's Italian Restaurant in White Bear Lake continued a tradition Tuesday they started eight years ago.
Meet The State Capitol's New 4-Legged Security GuardThe Minnesota Department of Public Safety is ramping up protection at the State Capitol by adding a four-legged, bomb-sniffing security officer. The State Capitol Security introduced Matka to the media on Monday. She is a 1-and-a-half–year-old Hungarian Vizsla who recently completed a 10-week training course in explosives detection.
Happy 125th Birthday To Minnesota State Parks & TrailsMinnesota State Parks and Trails are celebrating their quasquicentennial. There will be special events held throughout the year to honor 125 years of operation, and it all kicked off Friday afternoon at Fort Snelling State Park.
Leaders Work To 'Button Up' Budget Bills For Special SessionMakeshift House and Senate chambers have been arranged for an impending special session. Now all state leaders need are final budget bills for lawmakers to vote on. House Speaker Kurt Daudt said Tuesday that a session this week is still a possibility as long as lingering issues with three budget bills and two other pieces of legislation can be addressed by Wednesday.

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