MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has announced that he has married one of his gubernatorial campaign staffers.
Posting on Facebook Sunday, the 73-year-old Dayton said he...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz named Jim Schowalter as his new commissioner of management and budget Wednesday to replace Myron Frans, who left his administration for a senior post at the...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz has appointed Ramsey County Assistant Chief Judge Jennifer Frisch to the Minnesota Court of Appeals.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When former Gov. Mark Dayton's official portrait is unveiled later this week, it will feature the two-term Democrat in front of the Capitol building.
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...
AUSTIN, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz will lead the festivities as the southern Minnesota community of Austin hosts the ninth annual Minnesota Governor's Pheasant Hunting Opener.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is joining the University of Minnesota as an executive leadership fellow.
Dayton has taken the unpaid position at the Center for...
ST. JAMES, Minn. (AP) — Harold Wolle has grown corn and soybeans on his farm near St. James in southwest Minnesota since 1976. Lately, Wolle has been growing brome grass, too. But it's not for...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz plans to release additional details about what he does each day, but won't publicize full details about his daily calendar.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Supreme Court Associate Justice David Lillehaug said Wednesday that he has Parkinson's disease and won't seek re-election next year.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The last time the federal government removed endangered species protections for wolves in Minnesota, the state held recreational hunts aimed in part at culling the population....
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The largest Hmong American nonprofit in the country is trying to bring job training, youth classrooms, childcare and even assisted living to St. Paul.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Excitement over wide-open Republican and Democratic presidential primaries brought 320,000 Minnesotans, or about 8% of eligible voters, out to pick presidential candidates on a...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A nonprofit collaborative working to lessen Minnesota's racial disparities through job training and education may be in line for $2 million from the Legislature despite past...
NORTHFIELD, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz travels to Northfield on Saturday for the first-ever Minnesota Governor's Turkey Hunt.
Walz will be joined by U.S. Rep. Angie Craig, Natural Resources...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz has named a chief inclusion officer for state government, tapping Chris Taylor from the Minnesota Historical Society for the job.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz said Monday that his administration has renewed its challenge to a regulatory panel's approval of Enbridge Energy's plan to replace its aging Line 3 crude oil...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Senate Republican leaders said Tuesday that a proposal to turn tax credits into scholarships for low- and middle-income students to attend private schools is a...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Legislature has approved expanding a zero-interest disaster loan program for farmers, just in time for producers with buildings damaged by heavy snow this...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A group opposing a proposed copper-nickel mine on the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness announced Tuesday that its new executive director will be a former...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Months after police fatally shot Jamar Clark and protests roiled Minneapolis, former Gov. Mark Dayton released a $100 million plan to shrink Minnesota's stark divide in...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz said Tuesday that his administration will keep pursuing an appeal of an independent regulatory commission's approval of Enbridge Energy's plan to replace its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota, siding with environmental and tribal groups in his biggest decision since becoming governor last month.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A House Republican says he hopes a decision by the Minnesota Court of Appeals prompts Gov. Tim Walz to decide quickly that his administration should drop a challenge to the approval of Enbridge Energy's proposal to replace its Line 3 crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota.
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — President Donald Trump has approved a disaster declaration for damaging waves and flooding in St. Louis County last fall.
Then-Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton wrote to Trump late last year, requesting the declaration for storm damage in October.
Dayton's successor, Gov. Tim Walz, announced the major disaster declaration Tuesday.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz won't close schools statewide despite the extremely cold temperatures forecast for Tuesday through Thursday.
The governor's office said Monday that he'll defer instead to local school districts to decide about closures.
But he says parents and students should pay close attention to the local news and messages from their school districts on closure information.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A group of scientists on Thursday urged Gov. Tim Walz to join them in opposing Enbridge Energy's plan to replace the stretch of its Line 3 crude oil pipeline that cuts across northern Minnesota.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum is working to develop relationships with the new governors who recently took office in neighboring South Dakota and Minnesota.
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.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has signed his first executive order, establishing a council on diversity, inclusion and equity.
Walz told reporters Wednesday he'll chair the council, patterned on a similar council formed by former Gov. Mark Dayton, but expand its scope to include geographic diversity and other considerations. Others members will include people from the governor's staff and cabinet commissioners.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota's Department of Natural Resources is getting its first female commissioner.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Tim Walz is preparing to take the oath to become Minnesota's 41st governor since statehood.
The Democratic former congressman from Mankato says he's ready to hit the ground running after Monday's ceremonies at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul. He's already named all but one of his state agency heads.
Minnesota's other constitutional officers will also be sworn in. A public reception is set for 3 p.m. in the State Capitol Rotunda.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The 2019 Minnesota Legislature convenes at noon Tuesday with a new governor, a new balance of power and a projected $1.5 billion budget surplus that might make deals easier to reach than in 2018.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Gov.-elect Tim Walz on Friday named Metro Transit Police Chief John Harrington, a former St. Paul police chief and state senator, as the new public safety chief in his incoming administration.
HASTINGS, Minn. (AP) — Gov.-elect Tim Walz named state Sen. Tony Lourey on Thursday to take over Minnesota largest state agency, the Department of Human Services, which is responsible for nearly one-third of the state's spending.
Lourey was among seven commissioners Walz named Thursday as the Democratic former congressman continues filling his administration before taking office Monday. Walz still has eight spots left in his cabinet and said he planned additional announcements Friday.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — An internationally acclaimed Minnesota artist has been chosen to paint the official portrait of Gov. Mark Dayton.
Minnesota Public Radio reports that Dayton will sit for Paul Oxborough, of Excelsior. Dayton chose Oxborough after consulting with his sons, who are familiar with his work.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Democrats keeping the Minnesota governorship and retaking the state House. A Somali-American legislator making history again. And a hometown hero saying goodbye to fans.
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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton's administration on Friday appealed a state regulatory panel's approval of Enbridge Energy's plan to replace its aging Line 3 oil pipeline across northern Minnesota.
The Minnesota Department of Commerce said the Public Utilities Commission got its decisions wrong because Enbridge did not introduce, and the panel did not properly evaluate, the kind of long-range oil demand forecast required by state law.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Republican lawmakers have criticized Gov. Mark Dayton's administration for approving pay raises for 22 local government officials.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The federal Bureau of Land Management says it plans to formally renew the mineral rights leases for the proposed Twin Metals copper-nickel mine near Ely.
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. Mark Dayton as he announced his first five cabinet appointments.
Walz appointed former House speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher to lead the Minnesota Department of Transportation and said Minnesota Management and Budget Commissioner Myron Frans will keep his job in the new administration.
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.
"Being governor is where I've have accomplished the greatest good for Minnesota," Dayton said in an interview with The Associated Press.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Gov-elect Tim Walz is preparing to announce his first round of state agency heads who will serve in his administration.
Walz and Lt. Gov.-elect Peggy Flanagan have called a news conference for Tuesday to announce the first out of 23 new commissioners. Walz's transition team received over 500 applications for the leadership positions.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Country superstar Garth Brooks says Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is why he's adding a second concert when he visits Minneapolis.
Brooks told reporters during a call Monday that his upcoming stadium tour is "all about one special night." But the 50,000 tickets for his May 4 show sold out within an hour Friday, so officials at the state-owned U.S. Bank Stadium asked the governor to ask Brooks to add a second show, which Dayton did via Twitter.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota will have a projected $1.5 billion surplus for the next two-year budget period, state officials announced Thursday, setting the stage for a spirited debate over taxes and spending in the legislative session that starts in January.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Latest on Minnesota's budget forecast (all times local):
Outgoing Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says the state's projected $1.5 billion budget surplus contrasts with the "shambles" he faced when he took office nearly eight years ago.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A motorist accused of crashing his SUV through the front gate of the Minnesota governor's residence told paramedics he was tired of dealing with "all the electricity under his skin."
Clinton Leonard Fouquette was charged Monday with making terroristic threats and causing criminal damage to property.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota's most influential environmental organizations are often politically aligned with the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party. But many of those groups aren't feeling particularly victorious after the DFL's big victories earlier this month.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton returned home Wednesday after an unexpectedly long hospitalization following back surgeries.
Dayton limped noticeably as he walked into the governor's residence in St. Paul. In brief remarks to reporters, he said he was glad to be home, and was looking forward to seeing holiday lights, his dogs and his two grandsons.
The 71-year-old governor paused to catch his breath a couple of times, but when asked how he felt, said "I feel good."
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Historic buildings at the Fort Snelling Upper Post will become affordable housing with preference given to military veterans and their families under a deal signed Wednesday by Minnesota officials and a Plymouth-based company.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — In a story Nov. 20 about Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton preparing to leave the Mayo Clinic, The Associated Press reported erroneously that he said he had turned over control to Lt. Gov. Michelle Fischbach for the time he was under anesthesia. Dayton said he did not do that.
A corrected version of the story is below:
The Latest: Minnesota Gov. Dayton says lungs improving