The U.S. House passed a bill Thursday sponsored by Rep. Erik Paulsen, R-Minn., to prevent welfare recipients from getting access to their benefits at strip clubs, liquor stores and casinos.
The U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee -- and some farmers -- are pressing officials from MF Global Corporation to try to explain what's become of the money it is holding for farmers around the country.
Vote in Congress on a new bridge over the St. Croix River may not come this year.
A bill to close a loophole that allows members of Congress to use inside information to trade in stocks had been picking up steam, but has now hit a roadblock.
Lawyers for Minnesota's Mayo Clinic will appear before the U.S. Supreme Court to argue that patents underlying a blood test are too broad and inhibit doctors from treating patients. In a case that could have big implications for patent law, the high court will weigh whether Mayo infringed upon a patent held by Prometheus Labs San Diego.
A federal program that helps low income families pay their heating bill is coming under intense budget pressure.
Some budget analysts say Minnesota may now fare better than other states compared to how the state would have been treated by a budget agreement.
Congress agreed this week to continue counting the tomato sauce on pizza as a serving of vegetables for school lunches. Schwan Food Co. was at the heart of the lobbying battle and convinced several Minnesota lawmakers to follow its lead.
Ordinarily Congress - let alone Cabinet members - wouldn't get involved in whether or not to build a bridge between two states. But everything about finding a replacement for the aging Stillwater lift bridge is complicated.
A key Congressional opponent of a proposed new four-lane bridge to be built in Stillwater plans to try to scale it back.
After a report on "60 Minutes" this weekend about members of Congress trading stock based on information they learn from their jobs, support for a bill sponsored by Minnesota Democrat Rep. Tim Walz is growing.
The US House of Representatives will soon take up legislation that would roll back new rules issued by the National Labor Relations Board.
The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee has approved a bill that would repeal much of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act.
The U.S. House of Representatives is expected next week to vote on a bill that would require states to recognize concealed weapons permits issued in other states.
Many reports indicate that direct payments to farmers will be axed but a new revenue support program will replace it.