Minnesota Lawmakers Get First Pay Hike Since '99Lawmakers say the pay hike is justified because of the long hours on the job, and that it's hard to get good people to run for office.
Former Minn. Lawmaker ID'd As Victim In Fatal Wayzata CrashA former Minnesota lawmaker has been identified as the victim in Wednesday's deadly car crash in Wayzata.
Minnesota Legislative Leaders Resume Budget TalksTop lawmakers are back at the negotiating table Tuesday night, trying to break a budget stalemate.
Take A Peek At Much-Ballyhooed MN House 'Retiring Room'The carved wood paneled room includes original 1905 furniture and light fixtures, as well as a fireplace.
Minnesota House Passes Environmental Finance BillThe Minnesota House passed its environmental finance bill that Republicans say will help "slow down the government spending spree."
Minnesota House Approves $105 Million For InfrastructureThe Minnesota House has signed off on directing $105 million toward transportation projects after a brief fight over information about federal funding.
$14K Raise For Minnesota Lawmakers ApprovedThe Legislative Salary Council voted 13-1 Friday to increase lawmaker's pay to $45,000, their first raise since 1999.
Republicans Keep Majority In Minnesota HouseMinnesota House Minority Leader Paul Thissen has conceded that Democrats won't take back the chamber next year.
Statehouse Control May Rest In Greater MN RacesAll 134 members of the Minnesota House of Representatives are on the ballot next week on Election Day.
Minnesota House Passes Spending PackageThe Republican-controlled Minnesota House passed a spending package Monday for public schools and universities that includes some small increases without dipping into the state's $900 million budget surplus.
After Losing Son, MN Legislator Works To Expand Opioid Prevention ProgramsDan Baker had just been kicked out of a drug treatment program for sharing medication with a roommate. With his family out of town on vacation, the 25-year-old took a TV from his parents' empty house in Willmar and headed to Minneapolis in search of heroin.
House Committee Approves Bill Extending Benefits To Iron Range WorkersA state House committee has passed a measure that would extend unemployment benefits for laid-off Iron Range steelworkers but would also give some money back to Minnesota's employers.
House Democrats Seek More Funding To Combat TerrorHouse Democrats say more funding is needed to combat terror recruiting in Minnesota. The large Somali community in Minneapolis has made it a primary target for terrorism recruitment -- and the federal government's anti-terrorism efforts.
At State Capitol, Lawmakers' Per Diem Expenses Add UpMembers of the Minnesota House and Senate racked up almost $2 million dollars in extra pay last year -- over and above their legislative salaries.
Control Of Minnesota House, Senate Up For Grabs In Upcoming ElectionThis fall, all 201 legislators in Minnesota are up for re-election. The fight for control of the state House and Senate will largely center on a handful of rural districts.