Klobuchar Tells Stephen Colbert About Female Senators' 'Civility Dinners'Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar was on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" Monday night to talk about how much work there still needs to be done before the legislative branch reaches full gender parity.
Partisan Divide To Remain In New, $90M Senate OfficeMinnesota's now-scattered 67 state senators are planning their move into offices under one roof for the first time anyone can recall. As the new, $90 million Senate Office Building nears completion, an office draft is underway.
4 University Of North Dakota Players Chosen In NHL DraftThe University of North Dakota men's hockey team has four more players who are NHL draft picks.
Minn. Senate Tax Plan Far Slimmer Than Cuts Pursued By HouseMinnesota's Democratic majority senators are bidding far lower than in-charge House Republicans when it comes to tax cuts.
GOP Senators Seek To Fast-Forward Primary Election To MarchA group of Republican state senators wants Minnesota to shift its primary election up from August to March in time for next year's presidential race.
GOP Governor Hopeful: No Senators In New BuildingOne Republican candidate for Minnesota governor says he'd try to keep senators out of a new state building planned for senators.
Bill Rescinding Legislators' DWI Immunity In DoubtMinnesota lawmakers' immunity to drunken driving arrests would end under a bill that passed a House committee on Friday, a day after the Senate's version was tabled by lawmakers who see it as unnecessary. The archaic provision in the state constitution dates to 1858, when the state's founding fathers wanted to protect legislators from being arrested and detained from votes on important measures.
New Senate Office Building Sparks ControversyAn expensive office building for lawmakers at the Capitol is facing new scrutiny. The four-story glass, steel and stone complex would sit across the street from the Capitol, and include offices for 45 of Minnesota's 67 state senators. But the cost and design are raising eyebrows, even from supporters like Gov. Mark Dayton, who called the project "overly lavish."
Rental Space For Minn. Senators: $2.4M To $2.9M Minnesota Department of Administration officials estimate it would cost at least $2.4 million to rent temporary space for state senators and staff during the ongoing Capitol renovation.
Lehner Stops 27 Shots, Senators Blank Wild 3-0 Kyle Turris had a goal and an assist, Robin Lehner made 27 saves for his second career shutout and the Ottawa Senators beat the Minnesota Wild 3-0 on Tuesday night.
Despite Injury And Illness, The Wild Are Finding Confidence Josh Harding and Zach Parise are working on getting in game shape as the Wild are working on winning their sixth in seven games with Ottawa in town. Harding is making progress, hoping to be back soon. However, he’s not getting specific about his illness issues. He has multiple sclerosis.
Koivu Has Goal, 2 Assists In Wild's Win Over Sens The Minnesota Wild bounced back quickly from an ugly loss. Mikko Koivu scored the tiebreaking goal in the closing minutes of the third period and added two assists to lift the Wild to a 4-3 win over the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday night.
Constitutionality Of MN’s Sex Offender Program QuestionedMinnesota senators who met Monday at the Capitol say they must act quickly to modify the state's sex offender treatment program before a federal judge does it for them. The judge has said lawmakers must alter the state's system of keeping sex offenders in indefinite custody after they finish prison terms, or risk a ruling that it's unconstitutional. Former Minnesota Chief Justice Eric Magnuson heads a task force that's working to revise Minnesota's sex offender treatment rules. "The way you are operating, it does not work because nobody gets treated, and nobody gets out,” Magnuson said. “And it is, in effect, a life sentence."
Esme's Blog: Republicans For Gay Marriage As the debate on gay marriage continues at the Minnesota capitol, there are signs that Republican opposition to legalizing same sex unions is eroding.
MN Senate Talks Tubby Smith Firing, $263M Boost To MnSCU The Minnesota Senate approved a major funding increase for the University of Minnesota and MnSCU systems on Wednesday.