Gov. Mark Dayton says it's time for Republicans in charge of the state Legislature to present a budget plan tackling the state's $5 billion budget deficit.
A committee in the Minnesota House will look to the south today for ideas to improve Minnesota's schools. The Education Reform Committee will hear what's being billed as "The Florida Story."
MPR's Phil Picardi spoke with reporter Tim Pugmire about an updated economic forecast being released today by state finance officials.
MPR's Morning Edition invited Phil Krinkie and Eliot Seide to debate and attempt to answer the question: When public employees band together to bargain collectively, is it good for the public?
Twins rookie Tsuyoshi Nishioka will have a full-time translator when he joins the team this year. But the Twins' first Japanese player told KARE 11's Mike Pomeranz that he still worries about connecting with a new culture.
MPR's Phil Picardi spoke today with reporter Dan Gunderson from the Moorhead bureau about flood preparations and other news in northwestern Minnesota.
The early bipartisan goodwill of the 2011 Legislative session could be put to the test this week as Republicans take up several issues that don't have the support of Governor Mark Dayton.
Some of the state's lowest income earners will have their health care switched to the federal Medicaid program March 1, but the switch for most who qualify may not be completed until summer.
DFL Senator Al Franken said he's not sure if the Senate will vote on the House bill repealing the new health care law.
The new chairman of the Minnesota House Taxes Committee says he opposes using state tax money to build a new Vikings football stadium.
Former Gov. Tim Pawlenty appeared on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Wednesday night at the end of a day filled with interviews as the possible 2012 presidential candidate promotes his new book "Courage to Stand".
In the wake of the Arizona shooting spree that killed six and critically wounded U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, questions have been raised regarding the security available to Minnesota's members of Congress at public events in the state.
MPR's Phil Picardi spoke with Hennepin Co. Sheriff and former state Commissioner of Public Safety Rich Stanek about security for Minnesota's members of Congress.
Republican legislative leaders start off this week with bills designed to create jobs.
Both Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican leaders in the legislature say they want to streamline government regulations. Their contention is that Minnesota is at a competitive disadvantage because of the time it takes to get the required permits for building projects under current regulation standards. The Minnesota Chamber is proposing several law changes designed to streamline regulations regarding environmental impact.
MPR's Phil Picardi spoke with Tony Kwilas, the Chamber's director of environment and natural resources policy, about some of these proposed changes.
Portions of Interstate 94 in northwest Minnesota have closed again, after reopening briefly Friday morning and early afternoon.