The governor answers 10 questions (more or less) on the one-year anniversary (more or less) of being sworn in as the 41st governor of Minnesota.
Opponents of the five-year limit said that while they favor reform, the process for adopting it has been rushed.
Beltrami County recently made news for voting not to accept refugees. No refugees had chosen to settle there in the last 10 years.
While EVs are becoming more popular, home charging is still rare in multifamily housing, and correcting that imbalance has increasingly become a priority for state officials, environmental groups and Xcel Energy.
Republicans believe the economy will get better, compared with just 5 percent of Democrats.
Minnesota is likely to lose one of its eight seats in U.S. House after reapportionment, though there’s a slim chance the state could avoid that fate.
From PolyMet to presidential politics, a look at the top environmental issues in Minnesota heading into 2020.
As 2019 closes, a look at every significant date in 2020 for politics in Minnesota (and beyond).
The deal struck to end the 2019 Legislature used $491 million out of Minnesota’s rainy day fund to keep the state’s books in the black, creating a precedent that budget writers will have to deal with going forward.
Twin Metals submitted a plan to regulators Wednesday for a copper-nickel mine on the doorstep of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, formally kicking off what is likely to be a multi-year environmental review process.
The project has garnered national media attention and even become a wedge issue in the presidential campaign. And that was before Twin Metals Minnesota submitted its official operating plan for review.
No state has a vote-by-mail start as early as Minnesota, said state DFL party chair Ken Martin, shortly after submitting the official list of candidates who will appear on the Democratic primary ballot — all 15 of them.
On Thursday, the Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission will hold a public hearing on a plan that will prevent judges from setting probation longer than five years except for those convicted of homicide and sex offenses.
DFL Senate Minority Tom Bakk said the purpose of the group is to push one of the governor’s top priorities — and to leave a legacy for his eight grandchildren.
Minnesota Department of Human Services Commissioner Jodi Harpstead’s message to members of the Senate Health and Human Services committees: Things at the agency aren’t as good as they should be — but they also aren’t as bad as they’ve been portrayed.
Reactions to the announcement that Minnesota has a $1.33 billion budget surplus offered a preview of the 2020 legislative session.
Without an expedited timeline for redistricting or a change in state law, Minneapolis voters will elect council members from the city’s current ward map for two-year terms in 2021. Then, in 2023, the city will have to hold another election for council seats.
If new council wards could be drawn and approved before the deadline for filing for city offices in 2021, there would be no need for council elections for two-year-terms — a scenario that’s possible if not entirely feasible.
The move has triggered alarm among environmental and transit activists.
At an event at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Kelly Dittmar, a scholar at the Center for American Women and Politics, said that while women are serving in greater numbers than ever, they still make up less than a third of Congress or members of state legislatures.