House Dems Approve Scaled-Back Senate BuildingTop Democrats in the State House Friday approved a scaled-back version of a major new office building next to the Capitol, dedicated to the Minnesota Senate. The building's original design had a soaring glass front, with a fitness center and reflecting pool. The scaled back version is slightly more modest, but no less controversial.
GOP Gov Hopeful Welcomes New Baby, To Stay Course Republican gubernatorial contender Kurt Zellers needs to update his campaign biography: He's now a father of three.
GOP's Zellers Won't Run For Re-Election To HouseRepublican Kurt Zellers, a former House speaker now running for governor, will not run for another term in the House. Zellers announced his decision Monday. He has represented the Twin Cities suburbs of Maple Grove and Osseo in the state House since 2003. Last year, Zellers launched a bid to challenge Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton this November. He's one among a crowded field of Republicans seeking to unseat Dayton, and Zellers' plan to run in August's Republican primary would have complicated a simultaneous state House re-election bid.
Zellers Raises $400K In Raise For Minn. Governor Republican candidate for governor Kurt Zellers says he's raised just over $400,000 so far in his bid to challenge Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton in November.
Convicted Violent Rapist Could Be Released From TreatmentThe three-judge panel decided on Friday to hold a special hearing in February to determine whether 58-year-old convicted rapist Thomas Duvall should be released from sex offender treatment.
Dayton Among Minn. Politicians Visiting FarmfestIt's not an election year, but that hasn't made Farmfest any less of a draw for politicians tending to ties with Minnesota's agriculture community. Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton was paying his visit Thursday to the giant farming exhibition in southern Minnesota.
4 GOP Candidates For Minn. Gov. To Meet In ForumFour Republicans with eyes on Minnesota governor's office are sharing a stage as they angle for the party's 2014 nomination. A candidate forum billed as the first with all four announced candidates was scheduled for Thursday night in Mounds View.
Radio Host Turned Senator Joins Minn. Gov. FrayState Sen. Dave Thompson says if he's elected Minnesota governor he'd bypass old solutions to state problems, seek voucher-like tax credits to enhance school choice and promise to "get out of your way." Thompson hit the road Wednesday for his opening campaign swing. He's the fourth Republican in the race, with others still mulling a challenge Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton next year.
4 Major GOP Candidates Already In Minn. Gov RaceRepublican State Sen. Dave Thompson filed the legal papers necessary to run for Minnesota Governor Monday, making him the fourth major GOP candidate to join the race against Gov. Mark Dayton.
DFL Chairman Rips Zellers' Candidacy For Governor DFL Chairman Ken Martin predicts voters won't respond favorably to news that Former Republican House Speaker Kurt Zellers plans to run for governor next year.
GOP's Zeller Vows Common Touch In Governor Race Former Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Zellers is joining the race for governor, saying he would bring a middle-class family man's sensibility to the job.
Former Minn. Speaker Appears On Verge Of Gov. BidFormer Republican House Speaker Kurt Zellers is ready to announce his 2014 plans, with signs pointing to a run for Minnesota Governor. Zellers has scheduled a Sunday event in his home city of Maple Grove.
Some Lawmakers Upset At Swift Passing Of Flood Aid Bill The Minnesota legislature has passed and sent to the Governor a bill for emergency aid in Northeastern Minnesota, including Duluth. The freak summer storm blew out roads and bridges, and buried hundreds of Duluth homes in flood water.
Minn. House Takes No Action Against GauthierThe Republican-controlled Minnesota House has adjourned without taking action against a Democratic member involved in a rest-stop sexual encounter with a 17-year-old boy.
Top Republicans Call For Road Stop Sex Scandal Rep. To QuitTwo days after embattled House Democrat Kerry Gauthier was admitted to St Luke's Hospital on Wednesday for unknown reasons, top House Republican and the Republican Chairman of the Public Safety Committee on which Gauthier is a member says the Duluth Representative should be removed.