- Minnesota Senate rejects $1.5 million public works bill Updated: May-05-16 4:57 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Minnesota's Senate narrowly rejected a Democratic plan to borrow $1.5 billion for public construction projects across the state on Thursday, providing just the latest reminder of the wide divide between Republicans and Democrats as the legislative session winds down with little settled.
- Sidelined: LGBT laws, NCAA policy could keep teams at home Updated: May-04-16 6:05 pm
Teams could pull out of scheduled NCAA events this spring because of new state laws in North Carolina, Mississippi and Tennessee while the sport's governing body's demands for discrimination-free environments at the places where its events are held won't take effect until the fall.
- Giffords calls for courage in stop to promote gun control Updated: May-03-16 3:12 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords is stopping in Minnesota to continue pushing for stronger gun control measures.
- Dayton says he can't restore felon voting rights on his own Updated: Apr-27-16 5:14 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Gov. Mark Dayton says he'd like to restore voting rights for people convicted of felonies, but he can't.
- Funding for 'Snowbate' program again on the chopping block Updated: Apr-19-16 4:27 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - In the film "Dear White People," actress Tessa Thompson stands next to the regal brick facade of a building on her fictional Ivy League campus, on the verge of protesting with her classmates. But the scene wasn't filmed at Harvard or Yale - she was standing in the shadow of Folwell Hall at the University of Minnesota.
- Minnesota county drops resolution against mining near BWCA Updated: Apr-15-16 10:22 am
MINNEAPOLIS - A county board in northeastern Minnesota has dropped a proposed resolution against copper-nickel mining near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area after Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk warned that they'd risk losing state money.
- GOP revives cuts to commissioner pay, campaign subsidies Updated: Apr-14-16 5:14 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - House Republicans are reviving cost-reduction measures in a second budget go-around, detailing their plans Thursday to cut state agency commissioner salaries, freeze public employee hiring and suspend Minnesota's public campaign subsidy program.
- House GOP: Schools, rural Minnesota need broadband most Updated: Apr-13-16 4:54 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - House Republicans say funding Wi-Fi hotspots for students and leveraging federal grants for broadband Internet development are the best ways to reach underserved communities in Minnesota, but Democrats argue the plan doesn't go far enough.
- Republicans take initial steps in budget surplus battle Updated: Apr-07-16 6:03 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Minnesota lawmakers took their first steps toward handling a $900 million budget surplus, as House Republicans laid out a rough roadmap Thursday that would split the extra cash between tax cuts and a transportation funding package.
- Black leaders see business fund, summer jobs to close gaps Updated: Apr-06-16 8:06 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Leaders and advocates from Minnesota's black community laid out their requests Wednesday for millions of dollars to start an investment program for minority-owned businesses and fund a summer job program for black teens, answering Gov. Mark Dayton's call for input to assemble a plan to tackle economic gaps.