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.
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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 air conditioning on the Route 5 bus one recent, rainy morning seemed negligible at best. The windows steamed up, creating a kind of communal cocoon for sodden passengers on their way to work, school, home, doctors appointments or perhaps no place in particular.
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.
If you’re a glass-half-full optimist and looking for any reasons for hope of bipartisan compromise at the State Capitol, you can stop now.
Early next year, we’ll have a new governor, many new legislators and perhaps new House and Senate leadership.
More than 500 religious leaders have signed a petition against Enbridge’s proposed new oil pipeline across northern Minnesota, with several planning to deliver a letter Monday afternoon to Gov. Mark Dayton and state utility regulators.
Gov. Mark Dayton gave Minnesota a much-needed infrastructure boost and the 2018 legislative session a measure of redemption Wednesday when he signed into law a $1.46 billion bonding bill the only one of the years three major bills to pass his muster.
The super cold Super Bowl LII brought big bucks, hotel bookings and lots of attention to the Twin Cities, according to an economic impact report by event planners released Tuesday by Gov. Mark Dayton.
In a blow to Gov. Mark Dayton and families of elder abuse victims, the 2018 Legislature adjourned without adopting a series of broad-based reforms to Minnesotas flawed system for protecting vulnerable seniors from maltreatment.
Gov. Mark Dayton on Thursday morning vetoed a tax measure that includes income rate cuts, taking down one of the major bills of the legislative session and setting up a standoff with Republican lawmakers with only a few days to finish their work.
Minnesota businesses with hundreds of millions of dollars at stake, and the prospect of a nasty tax filing season next year, are watching anxiously as state lawmakers and Gov. Mark Dayton figure out what to do with the states tax system.
A mummified monkey that was found in the air ducts of a former department store in downtown Minneapolis last month is going on display.
The Star Tribune reports that the Science Museum of Minnesota plans to display the monkey in its St.
Republicans in the Minnesota House proposed a $825 million public works bonding bill Wednesday that focuses on clean water infrastructure, improving roads and fixing up state buildings.
The public works package from the House’s GOP majority is dramatically smaller than the $1.5 billion proposal DFL Gov.
State and federal income tax filing season has come to close, but a debate about Minnesota’s tax code is just starting at the Legislature, and it could impact your family’s budget next year and beyond.
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.
Heated debates over school safety and a Medicaid work requirement await Minnesota lawmakers as they return to St. Paul this week for the second half of the legislative session, where they also must zero in on basics like taxes and infrastructures.
Gov. Mark Dayton will make his final State of the State address in the Capitol House chambers Wednesday, capping off a tenure in which he shepherded the state out of chronic budget deficits and focused on issues like education, equity and water quality.
For Emily Durand, the National Eagle Center, perched on the Mississippi River in Wabasha, Minn., is a local and national treasure.
On Wednesday, Durand, 39, a principal project manager at Health Partners in Wabasha who also serves on the centers board, hopped onto a bus with her 8-year old daughter to take that message to the State Capitol in St.
Gov. Mark Dayton on Tuesday proposed a $1.5 billion public works bonding bill, a list of some 218 building and construction projects around Minnesota that he says would boost the states economy and create nearly 23,000 jobs.
A pro-mining group in Ely said Tuesday it has refiled a lawsuit against Gov. Mark Dayton over access to state lands for copper-nickel exploration.
The group, Up North Jobs, argued that Daytons 2016 decision to halt exploration on state-owned lands near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness violated state law and deprived the area of economic development and jobs.
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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):...
U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., plans to resign from Congress on Jan. 2, a spokesman said Wednesday.
Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith, who Gov. Mark Dayton appointed to replace Franken, will be sworn in the next day.
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.
Gov. Mark Dayton on Friday offered a strident defense of the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension’s probes of officer-involved shootings across the state after Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman was caught on video saying investigators “haven’t done their job” investigating the death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond.
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...
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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.
Gov. Mark Dayton has called for a work group led by officials from Minnesota AARP to improve state oversight of Minnesotas senior care facilities, his second response to a Star Tribune series chronicling breakdowns in the states handling of elder abuse allegations.
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.
With the sudden resignations of state Sen. Dan Schoen and Rep. Tony Cornish, two special elections are now coming up, with Gov. Mark Dayton indicating he will call them before the Legislature convenes Feb.
Gov. Mark Dayton on Tuesday directed state agencies to begin working toward new sustainability goals, including reducing waste, dropping carbon emissions and cutting water and energy consumption.
The governors executive order sets targets for Minnesotas state government to achieve by 2027.
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...