Good Question: What Are The Ethics Rules For Minn. Lawmakers?A lawyer who helped write Minnesota's medical marijuana law is going to work for a company that sells it. Jamie Olson is the third public official to join LeafLine Labs. She helped the Minnesota House craft the law that legalized medical cannabis last year.
Minn. Considering Powdered Alcohol BanMinnesota is the latest state considering a ban on powdered alcohol. The product is better known as "Palcohol." Its inventor says it's a convenient way to mix a drink, and federal regulators say it's safe.
Top 10 Pro Athletes Who Became PoliticiansWith Election Day quickly approaching, we thought it'd be interesting to look at some politicians who were gifted and accomplished athletes in their younger years. Of course, the list wouldn't be complete without two well-known Minnesota-related connections, so check it out below!
Minn. Politicians Make Final Push For Votes Before Election DayRepublicans and Democrats are fanning out across the state for the final few days of fall campaigning. Top candidates for both political parties are making the final push for votes before Election Day on Tuesday.
Stillwater ‘Lumberjack Days’ Back On, But With New ControversyThis Friday marks the 80th anniversary of the Stillwater Lumberjack Days Celebration. The festival ended a couple of years ago after a financial scandal involving the past promoter. This year, the city asked a group of locals to bring back the festival under the new name 'Log Jam.'
Stillwater Ups Fee For Politicians To Walk In ParadeThe City of Stillwater is taking a controversial stance on who they want in parades. The city has upped its entry fee to $1,000 for politicians wanting to walk in this weekend's Log Jam Parade, according to reports.
Some Top Minn. State Employees In Line For RaisesSome Minnesota state employees stuck under a salary cap for 15 years may finally be in line for raises. Many of the state's top jobs have been subject to a cap based on the governor's pay. Many could get raises after the Legislature's vote this year to increase salaries for the governor and agency commissioners for the first time since 1998.
Good Question: Can A Member Of Congress Be Recalled? Though the shutdown is now over, anger towards national politicians hasn't subsided. A Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll conducted last week showed 60 percent of Americans would be willing to fire every member of Congress and start over.
Shutdown Leaves Thousands In D.C. Area In LimboThe usually bustling District of Columbia will be uniquely affected Wednesday by the first government shutdown in 17 years, with thousands of federal employees who make up the backbone of the metro area's workforce ordered not to report to work.
At 90, Quie Still Engaged In Issues Of The DayAl Quie is Minnesota's longest-living former governor, having just turned 90 years old on Wednesday. Quie remains keenly involved in the debate on issues of the day, such as the Affordable Care Act.
Klobuchar & Snowe In Mpls To Encourage Female PoliticiansA congressional approval poll out just last week says only ten percent of Americans approve of the job Congress is doing. Many Americans say they're frustrated with the partisan divide and gridlock in Washington. That was one of the topics discussed at a conference in Minneapolis today by Women Winning - a group dedicated to electing women candidates. Hundreds gathered to hear Senator Amy Klobuchar and former Republican Senator Olympia Snowe of Maine.
Good Question: Will Politicians Feel Pain From The Sequester?With just days until automatic budget cuts will start slashing 13 percent from federal defense budgets and 9 percent from the rest of the federal government, many viewers are asking if politicians will feel the pain.
Minn. Politicians Embrace Conflict ResolutionUnderstanding each other's perspectives and looking for commonality when there are differences is what conflict resolution is all about.
Bachmann Says She'll Seek Old Minn. Seat Fresh off the national stage of a failed presidential bid, Republican Michele Bachmann said Tuesday that she will seek re-election to her Minnesota congressional seat, even though her home is being thrown into a district currently represented by a Democrat.
Minn. GOP Health Bill Won't Bank On Federal ActionRepublican lawmakers negotiating a health and welfare spending package made a key budget concession Thursday to Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton, deciding not to count on big savings from a state health care revamp that would need federal approval.