The House Democrat pushing for broader restrictions to Minnesota gun laws has abandoned imposing universal background checks for firearm sales.
Today on the MPR News Update, a late-season snow storm slows down the commute across the region, legislative leaders get ready to release their spending targets for the next two years, the state Senate votes on Minnesota's proposed health care exchange, and more.
A bill raising minimum wage in Minnesota would make it the highest of any state in the country and has cleared its final committee in the state House. Some economists say the effect of a minimum wage hike on the overall economy is negligible, but will likely make big difference in the lives of minimum wage workers and their employers.
Today on the MPR News Update: Scientists a worried that invasive species may be behind the deaths of hundreds of migrating loons. There's word that the governor and legislators may be in for a pay raise. The state is putting the brakes on Turbo Tax filers, and more.
A western Minnesota man is facing felony drug charges after authorities say they found 32 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated quarter-million dollars in his home.
The Ramsey county attorney charged a 17 year old Maplewood boy Tuesday with second degree murder in the death of Anna Hurd, 16. She was found stabbed in a park.
A Minneapolis City Council committee hearing Thursday morning will discuss a long-delayed proposal to burn more trash at the Hennepin Energy Recovery Center downtown.
A man who suffers from schizophrenia is suing Hennepin County, claiming he did not receive proper care while in jail.
Today on the MPR News Update: Lawmakers consider new restrictions on frac sand mining, Minnesota Republican lawmakers who support same-sex marriage are targeted for defeat by a conservative group, and DFLers at the state Capitol hope to ease restrictions on illegal immigrants who want to attend state colleges and universities.
Twin Cities office security guards threaten to strike, Minnesota schools could take a hit if federal budget cuts kick in this week, and we take a look at whether the Mayo Clinic can bring in enough cash to finance its planned $6 billion expansion.
About 4,000 Twin Cities janitors have reached a tentative contract agreement with about a dozen office cleaning companies, averting a possible strike.
Minneapolis Police say they've found an abducted 8-month-old boy and that a suspect is in custody.
Family, friends and neighbors of 9-year-old Devin Aryal and his family gathered Tuesday night in Oakdale to remember the fourth-grader who loved playing soccer and dreamed of flying in space. "What now? What now?" said the pastor leading the service.
Today on the MPR News Update: President Obama brings his gun control message to Minneapolis. State lawmakers introduce measures aimed at improving the state's mental health system. And the St. Paul Police Department investigates one of its own after a photo on Twitter shows him dressed like a Muslim woman.
Today on the MPR News Update: President Obama visits north Minneapolis to talk about guns. Twin Cities homebuyers are finding surprisingly few homes for sale as the housing market recovers. And Minnesotans have a chance to comment this week on whether moose and other animals should be considered endangered species.