July 1 marks the beginning of a new fiscal year for the state of Minnesota, and that means the budget decisions state lawmakers made during the 2013 session take effect.
Some of the state legislators who voted to legalize same-sex marriage in Minnesota this year will receive some extra help in their re-election campaigns -- whether they want it or not. Officials with a recently formed political action committee are raising money on behalf of the DFL and Republican lawmakers that they have named "The Minnesota 15."
Several Republican state lawmakers are asking DFL Gov. Mark Dayton to convene a special session to revisit a sales tax on warehousing services that was signed into law last month.
State Sen. Dave Thompson, R-Lakeville, launched his candidacy for governor today and said he will continue his push to make union membership and union dues voluntary for all workers.
Rep. Ryan Winkler, DFL-Golden Valley, the chair of the Select Committee on Living Wage Jobs, said he wants to know if companies getting public tax dollars are actually delivering new jobs.
Several Minnesota mayors are praising the boost in state funding that's coming their way after several years of budget austerity.
Online retailing giant Amazon.com is cutting ties with its small business partners in Minnesota, due to a new state sales tax requirement that kicks in at the end of the month.
Some Minnesota businesses affected by a new sales tax expansion are complaining loudly about the recently passed law, and they want to see parts of it repealed next year.
The head of the the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas said his organization is appalled by reports that a former commander of a Nazi SS-led unit in Word War II has lived in Minneapolis for decades.
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.