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Lawmakers fault state regulators for trū Shrimp's move to South Dakota
January 16, 2019 - 3:29pm
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota lawmakers on Wednesday, Jan. 16, faulted state pollution control agents with setting up regulatory burdens that prevented...
WATCH: Shouting match erupts at Minnesota Capitol over recreational marijuana
January 16, 2019 - 1:30pm
ST. PAUL - A group fighting the legalization of recreational marijuana in Minnesota took their arguments to the State Capitol on Wednesday and...
Minnesota feels pinch of government shutdown, enters 'uncharted territory'
January 15, 2019 - 2:44pm
ST. PAUL — The ongoing federal government shutdown is costing Minnesota and how much longer the state can bear the expense is coming into question,...
Put the phone down: Minnesota lawmakers renew push for hands-free bill
January 14, 2019 - 6:21pm
ST. PAUL - Minnesota lawmakers want drivers to put the phones down. And under the legislation they brought forward this week, drivers could face...
Walz, legislative leaders tee up 'early wins,' likely debates
January 14, 2019 - 5:10pm
ST. PAUL - Distracted driving legislation can get done early, but policy pushes aimed at restricting access to firearms will have a tougher time...
Minnesota lawmakers push for early wins, signal splits are on the horizon
January 8, 2019 - 4:48pm
ST. PAUL -- A class of new lawmakers took their oaths of office Tuesday, Jan. 8, establishing a new order in the statehouse and setting the stage...
Here are 4 things to watch as Minnesota lawmakers return to St. Paul on Tuesday
January 7, 2019 - 6:23pm
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota lawmakers are set to travel to the Capitol Tuesday, Jan. 8, for the kickoff to the 2019 legislative session. They'll welcome...
Minnesota Democrats hope to use momentum to address gun safety
December 31, 2018 - 7:29pm
ST. PAUL -- Emboldened by solid gains on election night, Minnesota Democrats plan to push hard for stricter gun laws at the Capitol this year.Expanding...
Soon-to-be DFL House speaker Hortman hopes to bridge differences with Republicans
December 29, 2018 - 2:31pm
ST. PAUL -- Democratic state Rep. Melissa Hortman’s rise to the top rungs of political power in Minnesota has been a sometimes-bumpy but persistent...
Worker compensation, insurer drug coverage laws to change next week
December 26, 2018 - 4:31pm
ST. PAUL -- Police officers, firefighters and other active duty law enforcement and medical officials diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder...
Minnesota lawmakers seeking 'refuge' forge new Republican caucus
December 11, 2018 - 5:28pm
ST. PAUL — Four Minnesota lawmakers announced plans to part ways with the House Republican Caucus this week, citing a desire to seek refuge...
Minn. Senate majority leader eyes partnerships, negotiations in split state Legislature
November 24, 2018 - 4:05pm
ST. PAUL — In the wake of the 2018 midterms, the political landscape has shifted significantly — though, if you asked state Sen. Paul Gazelka,...
Dayton to return to St. Paul, denies hiding extended hospitalization at Mayo
November 20, 2018 - 1:19pm
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton plans to return to Minnesota’s capital city a month after complications of a back surgery caused damage to his...
Minnesota voters set up the only split Legislature
November 7, 2018 - 5:22pm
ST. PAUL --The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party on Tuesday flipped control of the state House of Representatives while Republicans held...
Minnesota's DMV system under scrutiny of 4 watchdog investigations
July 4, 2018 - 9:34pm
ST. PAUL—A Minnesota government watchdog agency is running four separate probes related to the state's troubled computer system for vehicle...