- 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..
- Land O'Lakes, Minnesota partner on water quality initiative Updated: May-25-16 2:02 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - The state of Minnesota and Land O'Lakes announced a partnership Wednesday to improve water quality in farm country, leveraging the farmer-owned cooperative's retail network to help expand a state program that encourages farmers to voluntarily implement conservation practices.
- 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.
- 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):
- 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.
- 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.
- Sidelined: LGBT laws, NCAA policy could keep teams at home Updated: May-04-16 6:05 pm
Teams could pull out of scheduled NCAA events this spring because of new state laws in North Carolina, Mississippi and Tennessee while the sport's governing body's demands for discrimination-free environments at the places where its events are held won't take effect until the fall.
- Giffords calls for courage in stop to promote gun control Updated: May-03-16 3:12 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords is stopping in Minnesota to continue pushing for stronger gun control measures.