- Ventura says he won't run for president in 2016 Updated: May-30-16 10:05 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura says he won't run for president.
- New law designed to curb ADA lawsuits some call excessive Updated: May-30-16 3:39 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - A new Minnesota law is designed to give businesses some extra protection against what some say are excessive lawsuits over alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
- Woman struck and killed on interstate after exiting vehicle Updated: May-29-16 12:03 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - Authorities say a St. Cloud woman was killed after walking into traffic on an interstate highway in Minneapolis.
- Audit calls for formal deer management plan in Minnesota Updated: May-26-16 6:07 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources should develop a formal deer management plan that includes strategies to improve and maintain hunting and wildlife viewing opportunities, the state's legislative auditor said in a report Thursday.
- Bees, butterflies to get better habitat along Interstate 35 Updated: May-26-16 2:58 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Soon, passengers zipping along Interstate 35 will see a lusher refuge and more food for bees and butterflies in the hopes of helping the insects boost their declining populations, six states and the Federal Highway Administration announced Thursday.
- A new normal? Legislature's last-minute chaos falls short Updated: May-25-16 4:33 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Minnesota lawmakers are honing their recipe for closing out a legislative session: Start with hours upon hours of private meetings, easy on the details of millions of dollars in spending, then throw it all together for a quick vote in the final minutes. Add in some blaming, a pinch of yelling and you're done - just be sure to leave some bills sitting out on the table unfinished..
- Dayton unsure whether he'll declare special session Updated: May-23-16 5:27 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Gov. Mark Dayton said he hasn't decided whether he's going to give state lawmakers a second chance to finish their work and fund both public works projects and road and bridge repairs that were left undone after the Legislature devolved into chaos in the final minutes of the session early Monday morning.
- House Speaker Daudt calls for special session this week Updated: May-23-16 4:42 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Republican House Speaker Kurt Daudt is pressing for a special session this week to wrap up unfinished work.
- Dayton pans legislators for adjourning without bonding bill Updated: May-23-16 10:43 am
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Gov. Mark Dayton is calling it a tragedy that state lawmakers have adjourned without approving a package of public works and transportation projects.
- The Latest: Legislature's mad dash toward deadline is on Updated: May-22-16 10:13 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - The Latest on the last work day for the Minnesota Legislature (all times local):
- Proposed tax bill cuts costs on suites, not standard seats Updated: May-21-16 10:17 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Minnesota sports fans who watch games from the best seats in the house could get a cushy deal from the Legislature.
- Legislature signs off on big cuts to drug offender sentences Updated: May-20-16 9:10 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Minnesota lawmakers have voted to reduce drug sentences for many drug offenders.
- Auditor praises University of Minnesota changes in research Updated: May-20-16 6:40 am
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Minnesota's legislative auditor has positive words for changes in research on human subjects at the University of Minnesota.
- House public works proposal fails with little DFL support Updated: May-19-16 4:14 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - With time running out in the legislative session, Republican lawmakers in the Minnesota House failed Thursday to gain enough votes from Democrats to pass a measure that would borrow $800 million for public works projects.
- Minnesota state lawmaker pulls Prince bill amid concerns Updated: May-18-16 7:41 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - A Minnesota state lawmaker has decided to set aside a measure that would have clarified the rights of artists to control the commercial use of their names, likenesses and images, and extended those protections to heirs after a person's death.
- Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Stras makes Trump's list Updated: May-18-16 6:26 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump's list of potential nominees to fill the U.S. Supreme Court seat of the late Justice Antonin Scalia includes Minnesota Supreme Court Associate Justice David Stras, a former law clerk for conservative Justice Clarence Thomas.
- GOP offers license tab hike in latest transportation trading Updated: May-17-16 9:02 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Republicans in the Minnesota House offered Tuesday to hike license tab fees on new cars, the first time in the contentious debate over the transportation budget that they've agreed to raise new money to help fund $600 million in needed annual road and bridge repairs.
- House Republicans eye half of budget surplus for tax cuts Updated: May-17-16 5:35 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - House Republicans say they're still pushing to return much of Minnesota's $900 million budget surplus to taxpayers.
- Criminal justice bills move forward in Minnesota Capitol Updated: May-17-16 2:16 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Minnesota lawmakers have advanced two high profile criminal justice bills, but they both still have to clear at least one more hurdle.
- More drug prescription oversight on tap at Minnesota Capitol Updated: May-17-16 10:24 am
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Minnesota lawmakers are moving to tighten the state's oversight of prescriptions of painkillers and other harmful drugs in an effort to curb opioid abuse.
- Dayton: No transportation funding plan without compromise Updated: May-16-16 7:57 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - With just a week left before Minnesota's Legislature must adjourn, Gov. Mark Dayton says he's trying to present a "middle ground" on a transportation funding plan but that it's up to Republicans to meet him halfway if they want a bill this year.
- Leaders enter session homestretch at odds on transportation Updated: May-13-16 5:35 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - With nine weeks down and one to go, little has changed since lawmakers returned to St. Paul in early March set on assembling a major transportation funding package. And there's no quick solution in sight.
- Democrats' paid leave proposal passes on Senate vote Updated: May-11-16 5:48 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Minnesota's Senate passed a bill that would extend 12 weeks of paid leave to new parents and sick workers, a top priority for Democrats this year that faces slim odds of becoming law due to Republican resistance.
- County, business officials call for transportation deal Updated: May-11-16 11:20 am
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Minnesota county commissioners and business groups are cranking up pressure on the Legislature to pass a transportation funding plan this year.
- Minnesota House drops resistance to opting out of Real ID Updated: May-10-16 3:26 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Minnesota lawmakers may be close to resolving a sticking point over upgrading driver's licenses to satisfy the federal government.