After three days of hearings this week at the state Capitol, legislators remain divided on the issue of gun control with some believing compromise and consensus can be reached, while others believe the debate to be a distraction from important budget work.
As President Barack Obama and congressional leaders begin to negotiate over the series of automatic spending cuts and tax hikes known as the fiscal cliff, some members of Congress say a bill to extend food stamp and farm subsidy programs could help bridge the impasse.
Tomorrow, Republican members of Minnesota's House and Senate are expected to release outlines for their plan to balance the state budget.
Former Vice President Walter Mondale and some other former officeholders are asking Minnesota lawmakers to give up their power to redraw political boundaries and let retired judges do it instead.
Republican Legislative leaders say they want to work with state employees to balance Minnesota's budget.
Former state Sen. Ted Mondale will run
the commission that operates the Metrodome and may have a role in
determining whether and how a new Minnesota Vikings stadium is
An inauguration, a change in the balance of power, a former governor's book and a possible presidential run by former Gov. Tim Pawlenty.
MPR News political editor joins All Things Considered host Steven John to discuss the week in politics.
The website Politico is reporting that Minneapolis and Cleveland have been "all but" eliminated from the list of possible 2012 Democratic National Convention sites.
The state Supreme Court released an opinion on Tuesday that
closes off Emmer's attempt to disqualify some votes in the race.
The court last month had rejected his petition to make local
officials match the number of votes and voters using polling place
Elections officials kicked off a statewide hand recount of 2.1 million ballots this morning. The recount will help determine who Minnesotans elected the next governor of the state.
There were some developments in the likely recount in the Minnesota governor's race Friday afternoon, and MPR's political editor Mike Mulcahy discussed their significance with host Tomm Crann.
Democrat Mark Dayton announced Friday that he has hired the attorney who led Al Franken's successful recount fight to help in the gubernatorial recount.
Rep. Michele Bachmann said Monday she is willing to compromise on a tax bill and still expects to have a big impact on the next Congress even though she has ended her bid for party leadership.
Minnesota's candidates are wrapping up their last full week of campaigning before Tuesday's elections.
To catch up again on the week's political news, All Things Considered host Tom Crann was joined by Minnesota Public Radio political editor Mike Mulcahy.