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.
The Minnesota governor’s residence at 1006 Summit Avenue in St. Paul began as the home of the Horace Irvine family.
Between now and Election Day, we’re keeping track of all the candidates for the Minnesota Legislature’s 201 seats.
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.
The settlement offers a rare chance to shrink the state’s carbon footprint without spending taxpayer dollars. But the plans also underscore the challenge of reducing the millions of tons of carbon emissions that emanate from Minnesota’s cars, boats and other vehicles.
The parties are calling the shots when it comes to Minnesota’s 2020 presidential primary. So why is the state paying for it?
Lawmakers expanded two pilot projects aimed at drawing high school and college students into fields starving for workers, from manufacturing and agriculture to health care and IT.
Minnesota Sen. Michelle Benson currently favors a plan that would have the state work with drug makers to import their own products from other countries — or offer the drugs at the same prices here as the companies charge in foreign markets.
DEED had more than double the amount of contract infractions DHS did. And the violations at both agencies mostly involved technical mistakes: No state money was actually spent before contracts were finalized or purchases were approved, say state officials.
The latest impaired waters list completes a 10-year research effort to collect data on Minnesota’s 80 watersheds.
The so-called Kahn Rule, named after former state Rep. Phyllis Kahn, requires Minneapolis to hold elections soon after the census-driven redistricting of City Council wards, and it changes a fundamental feature of city politics: that all city offices are on the ballot at the same time.
Republican state Sen. Roger Chamberlain plans to introduce a bill in 2020 modeled on legislation passed in California, a measure that would let student athletes profit from their name and image, including endorsement deals.
That’s the question at the heart of a case now before the Minnesota Supreme Court.