GOP's Petersen Accelerates Senate Exit, To Resign This Fall A Republican sped up his planned exit from the state Senate, announcing Thursday he'll resign this fall from the seat he had already opted not to again run for in 2016.
Petersen Joins List Of GOPers Exiting Senate In 2016A third Republican state senator plans to step down next year. Sen. Branden Petersen announced Monday he won't run for a second term in 2016. The Andover Republican served one term in the House before being elected to the Senate in 2012.
Minnesota Senator Campaigns For An Anti-Campaign Law ChangeA state lawmaker wants Minnesota candidates to have to compete against "None of the Above," with the threat of a new election featuring all-new candidates if that option prevails.
GOP's Nguyen Drops Secretary Of State Run The only Republican formally running for Minnesota Secretary of State abruptly halted his campaign on Monday.
Seniority Still Rules In Minn. Teacher Layoffs Gov. Mark Dayton has vetoed a bill that would have let schools lay off teachers based on their performance rather than simply on seniority.
Minn. Lawmakers Finalizes Teacher Layoff Bill Minnesota lawmakers have finalized a bill that would let schools lay off teachers based on their performance in the classroom.