Republicans say a 120-year-old Minnesota Supreme Court decision makes it okay for Fischbach to serve as both a senator and lieutenant governor. A DFL lawsuit on behalf of a constituent is challenging that.
“It really is the opportunity for every day citizens to get involved in the parties and have a say in who our candidates will be,” Republican Party Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan said of Tuesday’s caucuses.
Nikki Villavicencio’s bid for a seat on the five-member Maplewood City Council makes her part of a very exclusive club in the U.S.: people living with disabilities who seek elected office.
All the dates, deadlines and events that voters need to keep in mind in the election year ahead, from now until November.
Gov. Mark Dayton ordered the review of state agency policies in the wake of several high-profile sexual harassment allegations last year.
The findings part of a public data request and agency-wide review of sexual harassment policies across Minnesota state government
Minnesota’s only certified forensic anthropologist has teamed up with the state archaeologist and a self-trained historian to examine as many as 100 different sets of remains in the state’s possession.
Port, one of the women who came forward with allegations of sexual harassment against then-state Sen. Dan Schoen, recently suspended her campaign for the Legislature, and she is struggling to keep her business alive.
Dayton’s bonding proposal focuses almost exclusively on maintaining the state’s assets — things like college classrooms and park trails — long after he’s gone.
Why the state’s next AG could dramatically change the shape and priorities of the office.
The upcoming year should be filled with plenty milestones, including a midterm election that is expected to draw millions of dollars and attention from around the nation.
The year in Minnesota politics was filled with so many historic moments that it’s hard to remember them all.
As an eight-term state senator whose only ambition was to serve in her district, Fischbach is now set to become the first person in state history to be lieutenant governor and state senator at the same time.
Just weeks after DFL Gov. Mark Dayton and the Republican-controlled Legislature resolved a months-long legal battle, the appointment of Lt. Gov. Tina Smith to replace Al Franken could spark another one.
The appointment continues the meteoric rise of Smith, who — until relatively recently — had been a consummate, behind-the-scenes operator.
Dayton announced the appointment Tuesday morning, after more than a week of speculation over whom he would pick to replace Franken.
Clark, a longtime champion of LGBTQ issues, and Allen, the first Native American woman elected to the state Legislature, both announced they would be retiring after the 2018 session.
First, DFL Gov. Mark Dayton has a major decision to make, one that could set off a historic chain of events.
The forecast was released at an already complicated time. The relationship between Gov. Mark Dayton and GOP leaders remains rocky, and lawmakers are facing a short session at the start of a major election year.
State budget officials and economists released the November economic forecast Tuesday morning, showing “significant risk” in the budget for the final year of the 2018 and 2019 biennium.