On Day 1 Of Session, Tensions In Divided Legislature Already At The Fore Over Masks, Walz's Emergency PowersUnlike years past, there will be no crowds in the gallery due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Indeed, the DFL-led House plans to meet entirely online. Meanwhile, the Republican-controlled Senate will attempt a hybrid approach, with some lawmakers attending at the Capitol and others attending virtually. The Capitol building remains closed to the public.
Much At Stake This Election Day For Minnesota's Split LegislatureDemocrats are looking to flip the Senate and earn the coveted trifecta: control of both chambers and the governor's office.
Minnesota DFL Postponed Fundraiser After State Rep. Candidate John Thompson's Hugo RemarksThe Minnesota DFL postponed a fundraiser for state representative candidate John Thompson. It follows controversial remarks Thompson made during a Hugo protest in August.
'Where Is It?' Nurses, Lawmakers Voice Frustrations Over Continued Lack Of Personal Protective Equipment Minnesota lawmakers heard pleas from nurses on the front lines in the COVID-19 battle Tuesday.
'We're Balancing Human Life Here': Minnesota's Big Decision On ReopeningIf Minnesota reopens next week, it would go against the nation's leading voice on how to make it through this pandemic.
Fight Continues Over Gov. Walz's $2B Bonding Bill, Deemed 'Out Of Touch' By GOP LeadersA battle is escalating over a massive spending and jobs bill at the Minnesota State Capitol.
Coronavirus In Minnesota: Lawmakers Pass COVID-19 Response BillTo do so, the House had to enact a temporary rule to allow members to vote on legislation remotely, in order to maintain proper guidelines establishing social distance.
Insulin Price Hearing Kicks Off Minnesota Legislative SessionTwo hearings in the Minnesota House Tuesday talked about creating an emergency program to help anyone struggling to pay for their life saving medication.
Minnesota House Dems Lay Out Session Priorities, Focusing On Child Care, EducationOne thing we did not hear on that priority list from House Democrats is the question of legalizing recreational marijuana, something Gov. Tim Walz has talked about.
Minnesota House Speaker Melissa Hortman: Democrats Will Be True To VisionHouse Speaker Melissa Hortman says House Democrats believe they've already staked out the middle ground on contentious issues such as gun violence prevention and making insulin more affordable.
Rep. Matt Grossell Removed From Judiciary, Public Safety CommitteesA member of the Minnesota House of Representatives has been removed from the Public Safety and Judiciary Committee stemming from an incident this spring in which he was charged with trespassing and disorderly conduct.