Paint will cost more and be recycled. Bees will be protected. Financially troubled farmers will be able to access state aid. And an island to provide more wildlife habitat could be built in the Mississippi River.
The Minnesota House is planning to vote on a constitutional amendment that would take decisions about their own pay out of their hands.
A commencement speech by U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer this month linking legalized abortion with school shootings has attracted the attention of an Internet media outlet. Cramer’s speech was highlighted in a Huffington Post article published Thursday.RELATED CONTENT
Smokers will provide the backstop to Viking stadium construction funding, the governor and legislative leaders announced Thursday night. Confirming a proposal Revenue Commissioner Myron Frans unveiled earlier in the day on behalf of the governor, the Democratic leaders said they agree on the plan.RELATED CONTENT
President Barack Obama confronted a trio of controversies Thursday, pledging to work with Congress to ensure the IRS doesn't abuse its power, urging legislators to provide more money to strengthen security at U.S. diplomatic outposts and promising to seek "a balance" between national security and a need to protect freedom of the press.
A new plan for paying off Minnesota Vikings stadium debate is about to surface at the state Capitol as the legislative session nears its conclusion.
Taxes remain a key issue as the Minnesota House, Senate and governor’s office negotiate a final budget deal in the last days of the 2013 legislative session.RELATED CONTENT
A wrinkle in the federal Affordable Care Act that could affect tens of thousands of people who consider themselves Native Americans nationwide isn't expected to hit many in Minnesota.
The Minnesota House has passed a bill that raises the maximum donations that candidates for office can accept from donors.
Minnesota senators took nearly 17 hours to approve a bill allowing childcare providers and personal care attendants to unionize. The bill passed 35-32 a little after 8 a.m. today after senators debated it continuously since Tuesday afternoon.
The Justice Department is opening a criminal investigation of the Internal Revenue Service just as another probe concludes that lax management enabled agents to improperly target tea party groups for extra scrutiny when they applied for tax exempt status.
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President Barack Obama seemed to lose control of his second-term agenda even before he was sworn in, when a school massacre led him to lift gun control to the fore.
Minnesota gays and their supporters could not contain their enthusiasm during a 45-minute ceremony featuring Gov. Mark Dayton signing the historic legislation. An estimated 6,000 people crowded in front of the Capitol in temperatures topping 90 degrees to cheer Dayton.RELATED CONTENT
A significantly scaled-back plan to revise Minnesota's gun laws advanced toward a final Senate vote after receiving the blessing Tuesday of a vocal gun-rights group.