Farmers Who Sell To Co-Ops Get Unexpected Break From Tax LawSenators and farm groups are trying to fix a provision that gave an unexpected tax break to farmers who sell their crops to co-ops.
Republican Tim Miller Drops Out Of 7th District RaceA Republican planning to challenge Democratic Rep. Collin Peterson in next year's election is suspending his campaign.
Lawmakers Seek More Federal Funds For Wolf ControlA federal program that helps Minnesota farmers and ranchers who lose livestock to wolves has run out of money for the year.
7th District GOP Facebook Page Deletes Anti-Muslim PostAn anti-Muslim post appeared on the official Facebook page of the Minnesota 7th Congressional District Republican Party before quickly being deleted Monday evening.
Rep. Peterson Wins Annual Hotdish Off With Bear Meat RecipeRep. Collin Peterson bagged his first win at the Minnesota Congressional Hotdish Off Competition with his "Right To Bear Arms Hotdish."
Budget Bill Won't Have Wolf Management Returning To Minn.A proposal that would have taken gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region and Wyoming off the endangered list did not make it into a massive year-end congressional tax and spending package, an omission welcomed Wednesday by groups that support maintaining federal protections for the predators.
Push In Progress To Let Great Lakes States Manage Wolves AgainA Minnesota congressman says a push is underway to include language in a catchall spending bill to return responsibility for managing wolf populations in the western Great Lakes region to Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan. Courts have overturned federal efforts to remove the region's wolves from the endangered list. The legislation would bypass the courts.
Dayton And Franken Talk Bird Flu At Central Minn. Turkey FarmsGov. Mark Dayton and Sen. Al Franken were in Willmar Saturday to meet with emergency responders and poultry producers and talk about the ongoing response to the virus in Minnesota.
Peterson: Reopening Farm Bill Would Be Bad IdeaU.S. Rep. Collin Peterson says he anticipates being able to work out compromises on agricultural issues in the next Congress, but he has some concerns about the lineup of the next Senate Agriculture Committee.
Big Prize In Minnesota Election: State HouseElection Day arrived in Minnesota with Democrats feeling good about sweeping the biggest races in the state — for governor and U.S. Senate — and perhaps all of the statewide offices. But the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party was fighting a rear-guard action to hang on to the Minnesota House, with plenty of incumbents at risk and Republicans needing just seven seats to bring back divided government for the first time since 2012.
US Rep. Collin Peterson Survives Re-Election FightMinnesota's most senior member of Congress, Collin Peterson, has won his 13th term. Voters in western Minnesota's 7th District are sending Democrat Collin Peterson back to Washington after he withstood a vigorous challenge from GOP state Sen. Torrey Westrom.
Governor, Senate, State House Are Minnesota PrizesMinnesota joins the rest of the nation Tuesday in a midterm election for everything from governor to local school board seats, with most polling places opening at 7 a.m. and all closing at 8 p.m. Some key things to know about what's at stake: