What's At Stake In Minnesota's Legislator Races: Balance Of PowerState legislators determine laws on issues like gun control, legalizing marijuana, COVID-19 response, how much you pay for taxes, and more. This year, all 201 members of the legislature are on the ballot.
Suburban Voters Hold Key To Control Of Minnesota SenateSenate Republicans are hoping their law-and-order message will help preserve and even widen their slim 35-32 majority. Senate Democrats are focusing their messaging on the accessibility and affordability of health care.
State Workplace Safety Commissioner Ousted In Partisan Senate VoteAnger was palpable as Gov. Tim Walz reacted to Senate Republicans' rejection of Nancy Leppink as his commissioner of Labor and Industry.
Senate GOP Ousts DLI Commissioner Nancy Lippink In Move Gov. Walz Calls 'Political Payback'Republicans who control the Minnesota Senate showed their displeasure with Democratic Gov. Tim Walz on Wednesday by ousting his commissioner of labor and industry amid a dispute over how the administration is managing the state's response to the coronavirus pandemic.
'This Assault On Our Liberties Must End!': Republican Critics Decry Gov. Walz's Mask MandateMinnesota Gov. Tim Walz is expected to announce a statewide face mask mandate Wednesday afternoon and Republican critics are already sounding off.
Minnesota Lawmakers Pass Historic Police Reform Bill: 'This Is Only The Beginning'The bill contains 15 provisions, meaning that lawmakers reached a compromise on the police reform package.
Deal Possible On Police Reform Bill During Special SessionThe possibility of a police reform bill passing during the special session Monday night at the Minnesota State Capitol is still unclear.
Senate GOP, Dems Set To Clash In Hearing About Rioting, Looting After George Floyd's DeathQuestions surrounding why the rioting and looting went on for so long after George Floyd’s death may be answered Wednesday.Questions surrounding why the rioting and looting went on for so long after George Floyd’s death may be answered Wednesday.
Republican Senators Want To Know Why The Twin Cities Were Allowed To Burn; Hearings Slated To Start Next Week Republicans in the Minnesota Senate want answers to why there was so much violence and days of unrest following George Floyd's death.
Legislature Adjourns Special Session, But Issues Remain UnsolvedWhat appeared to be a possible compromise on police accountability and COVID-19 funds fell apart in early hours of Saturday morning as the Minnesota legislature voted to adjourn the special session.
Special Session To End Friday, With Or Without Resolution On Police ReformHeading into the session, Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz hoped lawmakers would address COVID-19 relief, a bonding bill, a tax bill, and police reforms. So far, none of those issues are settled.
Walz Presses GOP For Police Reform, Mayors And Police Chiefs Speak Out For Arbitration ReformThe Minnesota Senate's GOP majority passed a limited set of measures Wednesday that the Democratic governor dismissed as "weak sauce."
GOP Opens Special Session Attacking Gov. Walz's Response To COVID-19, UnrestOn Friday, Minnesota lawmakers will start debating big changes that could change police departments statewide.
Key MN Senate Republicans Say They Will Block Most Policing Overhaul PlansKey Republican lawmakers in Minnesota said Friday that they’ll block most of an ambitious effort by Democrats to remake policing in the state where George Floyd died and that they plan to approve only a limited set of police accountability measures.
'Much Was Accomplished': Session 2020 Ends Sans Bonding Bill, But Its Productivity Can't Be DeniedThe Minnesota's 2020 Legislative Session went out with a whimper late Sunday night.