Christopher Magan, St. Paul Pioneer Press
MINNEAPOLIS — Super Bowl revelers will have more time to drink when the big game is played next year in Minneapolis if lawmakers approve a bill discussed in a Senate committee Tuesday. Legislation sponsored by Sen. Karin Housley, R-St. Mary’s Point, would allow bars and restaurants to serve patrons until 4 a.m. between Feb. 2 and 5, 2018. Establishment owners would have to receive a special permit from Ramsey or Hennepin counties to stay open those longer hours. Minneapolis will host Super Bowl LII in the Vikings’ new U.S. Bank Stadium Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018.
ST. PAUL — School-choice advocates and opponents of taxpayer money going to private schools squared off at the state Capitol on Tuesday, foreshadowing a possible national fight over whether students should get public help to pay private school tuition. Much of the talk Tuesday in St. Paul was about proposals in the Minnesota House and Senate that would give tax credits, worth up to $35 million a year, for donations to organizations that provide scholarships to help disadvantaged students attend private schools.
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton has spent much of his six years in office building a legacy largely focused on increasing the funding and reach of the public school system, especially for the state’s youngest learners. To cement that legacy, the Democratic governor has to work his last two years in office with a House and Senate led by Republicans who often have different ideas on what is best for Minnesota’s public schools. Many of those ideas about education spending and policy have sparked past battles between Dayton and GOP lawmakers.
MINNEAPOLIS — More than 1,000 students who attended the criminal justice programs at Globe University and the Minnesota School of Business could get some of their money back.
After two years of stalemates, stalled negotiations and acrimony at the state Capitol, a majority of Minnesota voters on Nov. 8 decided the solution was more Republicans in the Legislature. Now they expect a Republican legislative majority and a Democratic governor to find solutions for the state's most pressing issues. And what was promised on the campaign trail will likely play a factor in what happens when the 2017 session of the Legislature convenes on Jan.
Let's start with a news quiz: Which of the following stories is true? A. Donald Trump once told a magazine reporter if he ever ran for president he would run as a Republican because: "They're the dumbest group of voters in the country." B. Hillary Clinton laughed at a rape victim after defending her attacker. C. Alternative rocker Kurt Cobain predicted Gen Xers would one day elect a business tycoon who "can't be bought." D. None of the above.
ST. PAUL -- The state of Minnesota will redouble its efforts to employ more people with disabilities as part of an ongoing initiative to have state workers better reflect the people they serve. The number of Minnesotans with disabilities working in government already has grown from 4 percent to 6.2 percent since 2014, when Gov. Mark Dayton signed an executive order. The order set a goal of having people with disabilities make up 7 percent of the state’s 34,000 workers by 2018.
ST. PAUL — Educators joined teachers union leaders and a Democratic Congressman at the state Capitol on Monday to denounce the vitriolic tone of the presidential campaign, which they say has led to an increase in bullying.
On a recent elementary school visit, Metro Transit Police Lt. Anthony Hines made sure to bring an officer's cap and a mirror. Hines, president of the Minnesota chapter of the...
Six years ago, a lawsuit settlement put aside more than $1.5 million for training to help police avoid racially charged incidents like the recent shooting death of Philando Castile. But...