Politics in Minnesota

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GOP pressed for pricier Capitol furnishings

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 1:14pm
House Republicans quietly pushed to bump up the furnishings allocation by $2 million, or 45 percent.

Minnesota unemployment rate up in July

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 1:01pm
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development reported Thursday that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was at 4 percent. It’s the first highest since May 2014 and a tick above the 3.9 percent for June.

MSFA: Stadium contingency fund $10M to the good

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 12:53pm
Encompassing vendor pavilions, an amphitheater, service building, restaurants, museum, plazas and landscape areas, the West End Market replaces an area once known as Heritage Square

A report card on state’s fiscal health

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 12:31pm
Overall, Minnesota ranks 31st among the 50 states, a “moderate” ranking lying between “fair” and “low."

Walker leads GOP foes, trails Clinton in Wisconsin

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 12:25pm
The Marquette University Law School poll showed Clinton ahead of Walker 52 percent to 42 percent among 802 registered voters.

Another near-miss in auditor debate

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 2:51pm
House State Government Finance Committee members repeatedly questioned why State Auditor Rebecca Otto did not attended a meeting that was principally about her.

Crowded contest shaping up to replace Dill

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 2:39pm
Observers and participants are predicting a full DFL field in the effort to find Dill’s successor.

Dayton administration asked for $15.4M for Mille Lacs aid

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 2:23pm
The administration circulated draft bill language that included no-interest loans to resorts, sporting-goods stores, restaurants and other businesses experiencing a downturn in revenue since the early-August halt of walleye fishing

Inspection techniques may preserve timber bridges

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 2:16pm
University of Minnesota-Duluth is developing and field testing new techniques for detecting decay in bridges with timber pilings, arches, trusses or other structures.

Unions say settlement shows risks of ‘alter egos’

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 2:12pm
Unions are fighting the practice known as “double-breasting,” when contractors set up a separate non-union company to get around collectively bargained obligations.

Eastern alignment tweaked for Gateway BRT

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 2:06pm
The recommended route would have a station near Keats Avenue in Lake Elmo before turning right at Lake Elmo Avenue and crossing I-94 south into Woodbury.

Appeals Court Judge Natalie Hudson to replace Alan Page

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 3:24pm
Court of Appeals Judge Natalie Hudson was appointed Tuesday to the Supreme Court by Governor Dayton. The other finalists were Court of Appeals Judge Margaret Chutich and Minneapolis City Attorney Susan Segal.

GOP hopeful Scott Walker offers health plan alternative

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 12:21pm
During his Brooklyn Park visit, Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker called for replacing Obamacare with tax credits tied to age.

States raising taxes, fees, debt to pay for road repairs

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 2:47pm
While Congress remains stalled on a long-term plan for funding highways, state lawmakers and governors aren’t waiting around.

For Clinton and Biden, a long and tangled friendship

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 2:28pm
As Joe Biden considers challenging Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination, their long relationship is being tested anew.

Capitol Retort: MSOP, court cameras, Iraq … and cat videos

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 7:45am
Scott Dibble, Nekima Levy-Pounds, Amy Koch and Jeff Kolb expound on the pressing questions of the day.

Future shock: Imagine these dire predictions in 1995

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 4:04pm
Imagine a wild-eyed futurist getting up in front of a crowd of Minnesota business and education leaders in 1995, and boldly making these three outlandish predictions.

Mille Lacs panel says next move is Dayton’s

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 1:09pm
Lawmakers tasked with considering legislative actions expressed bipartisan disinterest in the notion of a special session.

House members tour bond-request sites

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 12:57pm
Bonding proposals range from outdoor recreation to disaster preparation.

St. Paul’s W. 7th St. leads pack for transit

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 12:50pm
A new market analysis shows West Seventh Street is already well-traveled, connected to employment and entertainment destinations, and primed with redevelopment sites.