Minnesota state Rep. Pat Garofalo said he was just trying to be funny when he tweeted an item that has drawn national attention with charges that it was racist.
A bigger tax cut and depositing more money in the state budget reserves are Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton's priorities in how to deal with a $1.2 billion surplus.
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ST. PAUL — Politics and legislating always are intertwined, but they could be even more so in the Minnesota Legislature this year.
MNsure rolled out commercials with real people talking about how the state-run health insurance marketplace helped them.RELATED CONTENT
Many northwest Minnesotans depend on volunteer bus drivers to get them around, a Crookston woman told a legislative committee hearing Monday, saying that her organization needs continued state support to keep the service operating.
Legislator hammered Vice President Brad Moore, of PolyMet Mining Corp., with questions during 5-hour hearing.RELATED CONTENT
Hibbing Mayor Rick Cannata says he knows what it is like to financially struggle while raising a family. The mayor told State Capitol reporters Thursday that his experience raising three children when his wife earned minimum wage provided him with insight into why the state needs to raise the minimum wage.
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Amy Koch’s resignation as Minnesota Senate majority leader came like a lightning bolt out of the blue.RELATED CONTENT
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