Minnesota Lawmakers Reach Deal On Public Safety, Including Some Police Accountability MeasuresRepublican and DFL leaders at the state capitol say they have reached a bipartisan agreement on a public safety spending package that includes more police accountability measures.
MN Legislature's Compromise On Police Reform Leaves Out Key ProposalsThe Minnesota State Legislature has come to a compromise on some police reforms, but the agreement leaves out some key proposals that the People of Color Caucus were calling for.
More Than 200 Construction Projects Impacted If Transportation Budget Not Signed QuicklyThe transportation budget, which funds road projects, state patrol and more, is among several pieces of the $52 billion total in state spending that is hanging over the legislature in the final days of the fiscal year.
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.
Minnesota State Capitol Will Reopen ThursdayThe Minnesota Department of Administration said the Capitol will be open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and weekend hours will "resume at a later date."
Fence Removal Begins At State CapitolThe fence that had surrounded the Minnesota Capitol since the unrest over the death of George Floyd began coming down Tuesday, although officials have yet to set a date for reopening the statehouse to the public.
Fencing To Come Down Around Minnesota State CapitolCrews are scheduled to begin taking down the fencing around the Minnesota State Capitol.
Removal Of Fence Surrounding State Capitol To Begin June 1, Official SaysTeardown of the security fence surrounding the State Capitol will begin June 1, a spokesperson for the Minnesota Department of Administration said.
State Patrol Hasn’t Added More Troopers To Monitor Roads In 16 Years, Top DPS Official SaysMinnesota needs more State Patrol troopers on its highways to curb speeding and fatal crashes, Department of Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington told lawmakers Tuesday.
Group Delivers Petition To Return Columbus Statue To State Capitol GroundsThousands of people have signed a petition put forth by a conservative think tank urging for the Christopher Columbus statue that was torn down last year to be restored to the Minnesota State Capitol grounds.
Keeping A Fence Around The State Capitol Costs More Than $200,000Maintaining a fence protecting the state capitol building since protests following George Floyd’s death last summer cost taxpayers more than $200,000, state contracts show.