Sen. Minority Leader Susan Kent To Retire, Steps Down From Leadership PostState Sen. Susan Kent announced Thursday that she will not be seeking re-election in 2022 and will be stepping down from her role as senate minority leader.
Minneapolis DFL Endorses No Candidates In City's Mayoral RaceThe Minneapolis DFL announced that no candidate for mayor got to the 60% threshold necessary to get the DFL endorsement.
Walz, Legislators Seek Budget Breakthroughs As Minnesota Capitol ReopensGov. Tim Walz told reporters that he’s hoping they can get the work done during a special session that he will call for Monday, which could last several days.
2 State Senators Defect From DFL To Form New Independent CaucusSens. Thomas Bakk and David Tomassoni say they're doing so to take an opportunity to better serve their districts within the legislative framework.
'Stunning Failure Of Basic Human Decency': DFL Criticizes Senate GOP For Not Disclosing COVID OutbreakMembers of the Minnesota DFL are criticizing the Senate GOP for not notifying them about a COVID-19 outbreak within their party before Thursday's special session.
Friends, Neighbors Navigate Tricky Political Divide As Nation Waits For ResultsRice County split votes for President Donald Trump and Joe Biden. Voters there shared how they’re handling relationships with people that have opposing views.
Two Very Different Scenes Expected At DFL, GOP Election Night HeadquartersDemocrats believe the turnout will top the modern day record of 77% set back in 2008, and they think that is going to benefit them and power them to victory.
Minnesota Democrats Seek Ethics Investigation Of Rep. Jim HagedornThe head of the Democratic Party in Minnesota denounced Republican U.S. Rep. Jim Hagedorn on Wednesday for heavy spending on taxpayer-financed mailings to his constituents and called for the House Ethics Committee to investigate.
Heavy Rains Damage DFL Party Headquarters In St. PaulOne of the buildings damaged due to the heavy rains overnight was the DFL party headquarters in St. Paul.
Minnesota Legislature Considers 'Clean Energy First' PolicyThe centerpiece of DFL lawmakers' plans to fight the climate crisis is a mandate that would make the energy grid carbon-free by 2050.
'Deeply Disturbing': Minnesota DFL Chair Responds To Trump's Racist TweetsThe Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor party is responding to President Donald Trump's racist tweets suggesting a group of U.S. Congresswomen should "go back" to their countries.
Minnesota Official Urged To Resign For Anti-Gay PostsA St. Paul City Council member is being urged to resign for past anti-gay posts on Facebook.
Gov. Tim Walz Criticizes DFL Official For 'Murder Boat' RemarkGov. Tim Walz is criticizing a Minnesota Democratic party official for describing a Navy ship as a "murder boat."
Minnesota Lawmakers Plan To Work On Budget Through Night, WeekendLawmakers are putting in extra hours this holiday weekend, sorting out the final details needed to solidify the states massive budget. The special session started this morning but it could drag out throughout the weekend. They're planning to work all night long, if necessary.
Minnesota Leaders May Be Getting Close To A Budget DealTop leaders say they may be getting close to a budget deal that pays for everything from schools to public safety to health care programs. Just days ago they were billions of dollars apart, and philosophically on different political planets.