Minn. House Finally Passes Day Care Union Bill The Minnesota House has passed a bill that allows a union drive among home day care providers and personal care attendants after about 10 hours of debate strung out over more than two days.
Minn. Lawmakers Take Budget Debate Down To WireThe final pieces of Minnesota's next two-year budget were falling into place Sunday amid a time crunch for lawmakers to get it all approved. The House went all night before finally recessing a little after 7 a.m. Sunday. Up for debate but still awaiting a final vote is a controversial bill that authorizes a union organizing drive for home daycare providers and care attendants to the elderly and disabled.
With Time Short, Minn. Lawmakers Meet Over WeekendThe Minnesota Legislature is meeting over the weekend as the clock counts down on the regular session. The House and Senate are both convening Saturday.
Minn. Primed To Put Firms On Hook During LockoutsMinnesota lawmakers are primed to adopt legislation giving idled workers longer-lasting jobless benefits when locked out by their companies in labor fights.
Vote On $800M Construction Bill May Come Friday The Minnesota House plans a Friday debate an $800 million construction projects bill that can't pass without Republican votes.
Talking Points: The Vote For Gay Marriage In MNOn Monday, the Minnesota Senate is expected to vote to legalize gay marriage. And Gov. Mark Dayton has already said he will sign the measure into law.
Talking Points: Deadline To A Budget Deal, Tax BillThe scheduled end of the legislative session is just two weeks from Monday and the state legislature is far from a deal on the critical issue of a budget and tax bill.
Esme's Blog: Clothing Sales Tax On The TableGov. Mark Dayton initially proposed taxing Minnesota clothing sales that were more than $100. After protests he had to pull that off the table.
Minn. House Backs Higher Income, Booze TaxesThe Minnesota House on Wednesday approved a bill that would raise state taxes by $2.6 billion in part by enacting the state's first alcohol tax increase in about 25 years.
Fire Destroys Maple Grove House…Just Before New Owners Move InFire gutted a house Wednesday night in Maple Grove before its new owner could move in.
Drug Test For Lawmakers: Next Stop, SenateMembers of the Minnesota Senate will decide whether to require drug tests for lawmakers to qualify for their pay and benefits.
Minn. House Health Bill Has Care Worker Pay Hike Minnesota House Democrats are proposing a healthcare spending bill that includes salary hikes for nursing home and long-term care workers but helps pay for it with a state surcharge on hospitals.
Minn. Lawmakers Jump Back Into Vikings Stadium Minnesota state lawmakers waded back into details of the Vikings stadium project Tuesday, amid building concerns about the reliability of tax revenue from gambling to pay the state's share.
Art 'Treasures' & 2 Pets Appear Lost In Edina House FireAn Edina home filled with what neighbors call art "treasures" burned down this afternoon.
Car Ends Up Mankato Home's Living RoomThere was a close call in Mankato, Minn., after a man crashed his vehicle into someone's living room.