A new state law is intended to keep ineligible felons from voting, which was a concern voter ID advocates often raised. But in the closing days of the legislative session, lawmakers jettisoned a key tool designed to achieve that goal.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is encouraging family outdoor activities Saturday by offering free admission to state parks and recreation areas.
A second group of Minnesota child care providers has filed a federal lawsuit challenging the new law that allows for a union representation election among eligible providers.
DFL Gov. Mark Dayton is defending Minnesota's recent income tax increase on top earners as lawmakers in neighboring Wisconsin consider a plan to cut income taxes.
Minnesota's top election official is stepping down at the end of his current term.
Independence Party delegates were gathering Saturday in St. Cloud for a state convention that will include decisions about the party's constitution, platform and leaders.
The Independence Party of Minnesota could soon be amending its platform to include support for legalized marijuana.
Minnesota business executive Mike McFadden announced today that he'll be a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in 2014. He is the first GOP candidate to announce he will try to unseat incumbent Democrat Sen. Al Franken.
A Minnesota business executive announced today that he'll be a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in 2014.
Gov. Mark Dayton has line-item vetoed two provisions from a bill that distributes sales-tax money by way of state grants for the outdoors, parks and trails and arts and cultural programs.
Gov. Mark Dayton signed an education budget bill Wednesday that boosts funding for public schools over the next two years, funds all-day kindergarten statewide for the first time and retools high school testing requirements.
The last votes included the Senate's passage of a massive tax bill, and House approval of a measure to finance state government operations. Both votes were delayed most of the final day by negotiations on a new, smaller bonding bill that covers repairs on the State Capitol.
The House concluded a debate that stretched over a couple of days over the unionization of two groups of government-subsidized workers.
Republicans in the Minnesota House have blocked an $800 million package of public construction projects from moving forward this year, including the next phase of renovation work on the State Capitol.
Significant differences remain in the tax bill, and DFL leaders appear willing to throw in the towel on a minimum wage increase.