- Dayton says he can't restore felon voting rights on his own Updated: Apr-27-16 5:14 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Gov. Mark Dayton says he'd like to restore voting rights for people convicted of felonies, but he can't.
- Funding for 'Snowbate' program again on the chopping block Updated: Apr-19-16 4:27 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - In the film "Dear White People," actress Tessa Thompson stands next to the regal brick facade of a building on her fictional Ivy League campus, on the verge of protesting with her classmates. But the scene wasn't filmed at Harvard or Yale - she was standing in the shadow of Folwell Hall at the University of Minnesota.
- Minnesota county drops resolution against mining near BWCA Updated: Apr-15-16 10:22 am
MINNEAPOLIS - A county board in northeastern Minnesota has dropped a proposed resolution against copper-nickel mining near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area after Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk warned that they'd risk losing state money.
- GOP revives cuts to commissioner pay, campaign subsidies Updated: Apr-14-16 5:14 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - House Republicans are reviving cost-reduction measures in a second budget go-around, detailing their plans Thursday to cut state agency commissioner salaries, freeze public employee hiring and suspend Minnesota's public campaign subsidy program.
- House GOP: Schools, rural Minnesota need broadband most Updated: Apr-13-16 4:54 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - House Republicans say funding Wi-Fi hotspots for students and leveraging federal grants for broadband Internet development are the best ways to reach underserved communities in Minnesota, but Democrats argue the plan doesn't go far enough.
- Republicans take initial steps in budget surplus battle Updated: Apr-07-16 6:03 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Minnesota lawmakers took their first steps toward handling a $900 million budget surplus, as House Republicans laid out a rough roadmap Thursday that would split the extra cash between tax cuts and a transportation funding package.
- Black leaders see business fund, summer jobs to close gaps Updated: Apr-06-16 8:06 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Leaders and advocates from Minnesota's black community laid out their requests Wednesday for millions of dollars to start an investment program for minority-owned businesses and fund a summer job program for black teens, answering Gov. Mark Dayton's call for input to assemble a plan to tackle economic gaps.
- PepsiCo CEO asks North Carolina governor to repeal law Updated: Apr-02-16 5:13 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - The CEO of PepsiCo, Inc., has joined the growing list of company heads and municipal officials voicing opposing to North Carolina's new law that prevents specific anti-discrimination rules for LGBT people for public accommodations and restroom use.