ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Court of Appeals Chief Judge Edward Cleary has announced that he will retire next spring.
The 66-year-old Cleary was appointed to the Court of Appeals by Gov. Mark Dayton in 2011, and has served as chief judge since 2013.
We’ve all heard the reports: When it comes to basic knowledge of civics, today’s high school and college students barely know a vote from a veto.
Well, maybe it’s not really that bad, but the lack of knowledge about our government and how it works is dire enough that Minnesota legislators are again attempting to pass a bill that would require high school juniors and seniors to take a for-credit civics class.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A House Republican says he hopes a decision by the Minnesota Court of Appeals prompts Gov...
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz said Friday that he and his new administration will be "actively engaged" on contentious natural resources issues, including Enbridge Energy's plan to replace its aging Line 3 oil pipeline across northern Minnesota...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Gov.-elect Tim Walz on Friday named Metro Transit Police Chief John Harrington, a former St...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Gov.-elect Tim Walz named a former speaker of the Minnesota House as his transportation commissioner Tuesday and kept the budget chief who serves the outgoing Gov...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton says his proudest accomplishments in his 40 years of politics came late in his career: restoring state government to financial health and funding all-day kindergarten...
It was pardon day in Minnesota. Four hours of high drama and heartbreak and small mercies for people who are trying hard to be better than they used to be.
In a hearing room at the State Capitol on Thursday, a father of five took a seat before a stone-faced panel made up of Minnesota Gov.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's governor says he suffered lung damage while recovering from back surgery, keeping him at the Mayo Clinic for more than a month...
Years after he moved back to the reservation, Herb Sam still showed up at the Pow Wow Grounds coffee shop in Minneapolis on Friday mornings to lend an ear to a troubled soul.
He had his spot, said Robert Rice, owner of the gathering spot on Franklin Avenue.
The nearly $1.5 billion bonding bill signed by Gov. Mark Dayton on May 30 included a significant funding for a Southeast Minnesota landmark.
The National Eagle Center in Wabasha, known as one of the world’s most comprehensive resources on bald and golden eagles, received $8 million as part of the bill’s commitment to funding public works projects in Minnesota.
Heres a tiny Minnesota political quiz: Quickly dont think long or hard name a candidate for governor of Minnesota in 2018.
If you said Tim Pawlenty, youve helped me make todays point.
Hard-fought contests for governor are in progress in both parties, with three DFLers and four Republicans in the serious-contender echelons.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the swearing in of two new Senate Democrats (all times local):
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith is vowing to "hit the ground running" as she joins the U...
Since being formed in 2013, the Destination Medical Center Corp. Board has only known one chairwoman.
Today, that chairwoman sent a letter to the board announcing she is stepping down.
"I am proud of the work that we accomplished together and am confident that under your leadership DMC can continue to move ahead," Lt.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Republican state Senate President Michelle Fischbach cannot legally keep her Senate seat when she becomes lieutenant governor, the Minnesota attorney general's office said Thursday...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into a Minneapolis police officer's fatal shooting of an Australian woman (all times local):...
Lt. Gov. Tina Smith’s political connections and savvy quickly united Minnesota’s ideologically and geographically diverse DFL Party behind her as Al Franken’s replacement in the U.S. Senate. Those same attributes will become a main emphasis of attack by Republicans next year.
DFL Gov. Mark Dayton and his incoming lieutenant governor, GOP Sen. Michelle Fischbach, met for the first time Friday to discuss their unlikely partnership, agreeing they could find common ground on some issues — but not on the still-open question of whether Fischbach must give up her seat in the state Senate.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton appointed Lt. Gov. Tina Smith on Wednesday to fill fellow Democrat Al Franken's Senate seat until a special election in November, setting up his longtime and trusted adviser for a potentially bruising 2018 special election...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton's top pick to fill Sen. Al Franken's Senate seat, Lt...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Latest on the fallout from Minnesota Sen. Al Franken's plans to resign following allegations of sexual harassment (all times local):...
Gov. Mark Dayton said Friday morning that he will name a new U.S. senator “in a couple days” but declined to talk about who it might be.
Democratic Sen. Al Franken’s upcoming resignation leaves Minnesota’s governor with a big job: picking a replacement.
Headed into final year, Gov. Mark Dayton ready to move on from long fight over House, Senate budgets
DFL Gov. Mark Dayton, heading into his final year in office, says he is ready to make a major concession to Republican leaders in the Legislature in order to win approval of several major initiatives on his wish list.
Dozens of Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe members and supporters rallied with state and local leaders at the Capitol on Monday over the monthslong policing dispute between Mille Lacs County and the tribe.
Four months into the problem-plagued rollout of Minnesotas new vehicle licensing system, Gov. Mark Dayton apologized Wednesday for its failures while the states top technology official conceded that the $97 million program should have undergone more testing before its release.
The Minnesota Supreme Court has upheld Gov. Mark Dayton’s veto of the budget of the state House and Senate.
The high court ruled Thursday that Dayton’s line-item veto “complied with the plain language ...
Since Gov. Mark Dayton came out in favor of a controversial proposal by PolyMet to mine copper, nickel and other precious metals in northeastern Minnesota, he and his allies have said that his support is guided by sound environmental and economic policy — not politics.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in suburban Minneapolis, like other U.S. mosques, occasionally receives threatening calls and emails. Its leaders say they're more frightened now after an explosive shattered windows and damaged a room as worshippers prepared for morning prayers...
Minnesotans have become accustomed to turbulence at the State Capitol, and this year is no exception. After vetoing the legislature's initial state budget bills during regular session, Gov. Mark Dayton called back lawmakers for a special session, in which the two sides agreed to a compromise budget.
ST. PAUL — The governor warned Republican legislative leaders on Friday evening that their decision to move ahead with their own budget bills could lead to a special session.
DFL Gov. Mark Dayton said on TPT's public affairs show "Almanac" that he was disappointed GOP leaders had abandoned efforts to reach a final deal with him in favor of pushing ahead with their own budget proposals.
Budget bills will continue to dominate at the Minnesota Capitol this week.
Lawmakers are putting long hours in a push to pass all budget bills by Friday. Legislators are running about a month ahead of schedule when it comes to passing budget bills.
Mother of man killed by St. Paul police asks to see video
ST. PAUL — The mother of a man killed by St. Paul police is asking to view video that she says may show her son's final moments.
Cordale Quinn Handy, of Waukegan, Ill., died of multiple gunshot wounds last week.
Dr. Igor Frank has performed surgery on plenty of high-profile patients during his Mayo Clinic career. What he is not used to is being hailed as a "savior" by the governor of Minnesota.
Gov. Mark Dayton recently praised the surgeon at a Minnesota Capitol press conference.
Liquor store opens Sunday ahead of new state law
MINNEAPOLIS — A Minneapolis liquor store has gotten a head start on opening for business on Sundays.
Surdyk's, a longtime liquor and cheese store in northeast Minneapolis, opened for business Sunday, despite Minnesota's new Sunday liquor sales law not taking effect until July.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's Democratic governor said Wednesday that the Affordable Care Act is "no longer affordable" for many, a stinging critique from a state leader who strongly embraced the law and proudly proclaimed health reform was working in Minnesota just a few years ago...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Wendell Anderson loved being Minnesota's governor so much that he couldn't wait to get to work in the morning...
The CEO of Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. says that if his mining company gets control of the newly bankrupt Essar Steel site in Nashwauk, Minn., it would build the first of what could be several direct-reduced iron plants an advancement for Minnesotas iron ore industry.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Supreme Court has upheld the murder conviction of a Pope County woman in the death of her 4-year-old stepson.
A jury convicted Amanda Peltier of first-degree murder in 2014 after hearing evidence that she repeatedly bit and beat Eric Dean, and threw him across a room, causing a fatal injury.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — More reports of child maltreatment would automatically prompt an investigation under a plan adopted Friday by the governor's task force studying Minnesota's child protection system.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A state report says Pope County child protection workers broke the law and missed numerous chances to intervene before a 4-year-old boy was killed by his stepmother in 2013.
The Star Tribune (http://strib.mn/1DiZRIm ) says a report from a child mortality panel Friday details failures not only by the western Minnesota county, but also by the state for endorsing practices that ultimately failed Eric Dean.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota will evaluate its child protection system following the death of a 4-year-old boy who was the subject of repeated maltreatment reports.
Gov. Mark Dayton has called Eric Dean's death a "colossal failure" by Pope County whose child protection agency should have notified law enforcement about the maltreatment reports.