Yvonne Prettner Solon
Minnesota lawmakers are recommending far-reaching updates to State Capitol security, but they are stopping short of banning guns inside the Capitol and surrounding buildings. Minnesota is one of only 14 states to allow legal permit holders to carry guns inside the Capitol building. Permit holders are allowed to carry in the Capitol and surrounding buildings if they notify the State Department of Public Safety of their intention.
An advisory committee on Minnesota Capitol security is preparing recommendations that could include a new notification process for handgun permit holders who want to bring firearms into the building.
A state panel is readying recommendations for firming up Minnesota Capitol safety that include a near-doubling of troopers and security officers to watch over the seat of government and 16 area buildings.
Minnesota’s lieutenant governor has gotten a unique view of her Capitol office — from thousands of feet up.
Lt. Governor Yvonne Prettner Solon has announced the launch of the Minnesota Nutritious Food Coalition.
Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon brings state agency heads to the Iron Range this week as part of her “Bringing the Capitol to Greater Minnesota” tour.
A group of Republican state senators hope to prevent future Minnesota government shutdowns through a plan to continue spending even if politicians can’t agree on a budget.
Also sworn on Monday was Yvonne Prettner Solon as the new Lieutenant Governor. She has said she’ll be the voice for outstate Minnesota.