Minn. Sen. Sieben Dismisses Idea Of Lt. Gov RunA Minnesota state senator mentioned prominently as a running mate for Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton says she doesn't want the job.
Good Question: What Does Minnesota's Lieutenant Governor Do?LT. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon announced on Tuesday she will not seek re-election with Gov. Mark Dayton this fall. The former DFL state senator and Duluth city councilwoman said she considered her work on health care and seniors most rewarding during her term, but that she had “expected to be more involved in some policy initiatives and I found ways to do that.”
Minn. Lieutenant Gov. To Reveal Political Plans Minnesota Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon says she's made up her mind about whether she'll run again with Gov. Mark Dayton this year, but won't announce her decision until next week.
Big Recommendations For Capitol Security, But No Gun BanMinnesota lawmakers are recommending far-reaching updates to State Capitol security, but they are stopping short of banning guns inside the Capitol and surrounding buildings. Minnesota is one of only 14 states to allow legal permit holders to carry guns inside the Capitol building. Permit holders are allowed to carry in the Capitol and surrounding buildings if they notify the State Department of Public Safety of their intention.
Minn. Capitol Security Panel Revisits Gun Issue An advisory committee on Minnesota Capitol security is preparing recommendations that could include a new notification process for handgun permit holders who want to bring firearms into the building.
Minn. May See Bulk-Up Of Capitol Security ForceA state panel is readying recommendations for firming up Minnesota Capitol safety that include a near-doubling of troopers and security officers to watch over the seat of government and 16 area buildings.
Minn.'s No. 2 Makes Her 1st Skydive For Troops Minnesota's lieutenant governor has gotten a unique view of her Capitol office — from thousands of feet up.
Minn. Announces Food Support CoalitionLt. Governor Yvonne Prettner Solon has announced the launch of the Minnesota Nutritious Food Coalition.
Lt. Gov. Prettner Solon Visits Iron RangeLt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon brings state agency heads to the Iron Range this week as part of her "Bringing the Capitol to Greater Minnesota" tour.
GOP Senators Aim To Prevent Future Minn. ShutdownsA group of Republican state senators hope to prevent future Minnesota government shutdowns through a plan to continue spending even if politicians can't agree on a budget.
New Role For Veteran Politician As Lieutenant GovernorAlso sworn on Monday was Yvonne Prettner Solon as the new Lieutenant Governor. She has said she'll be the voice for outstate Minnesota.