Don Davis, Forum News Service
ST. PAUL - Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton hopes 2017 will not be another 2011. "I am scarred by that experience," the Democratic governor said about the 2011 three-week state government shutdown after he and Republicans controlling the Legislature could not agree on a new two-year budget. He faces a similar situation in 2017, with Republicans gaining control of the state Senate in the Nov. 8 election and increasing their lock on the House.
MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Vikings, monster trucks and singers will share the new U.S. Bank Stadium with the best-known extreme sports competition. The X Games announced Wednesday that its 2017...
ST. PAUL - The Minnesota Supreme Court is set to welcome its first Native American member, who will give the court its second female majority. Gov. Mark Dayton on Tuesday announced his appointment of Anne K. McKeig, who has been a Hennepin County district court judge as well as presiding family court judge. A White Earth Nation descendant, McKeig was raised in Federal Dam, a small community southeast of Bemidji. White Earth is in northwestern Minnesota.
ST. PAUL — A federal appeals court Wednesday agreed with a lower court that ruled unconstitutional a Minnesota law restricting importation of electricity from coal-fired electric generating plants. North Dakota...
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Gov. Mark Dayton may not be up for election in November, but he is campaigning this week. The Democratic governor launched a three-day statewide tour Wednesday to sell Minnesotans on the need for a public works finance bill. He emphasized higher education facility needs at his first stop, Rochester Community and Technical College, and will do the same much of the rest of the week. "We put Minnesota back on sound fiscal standing," Dayton told about 200 people at the college, "so we have the ability to make these investments in our future."
ST. PAUL — Minnesota's political leaders say they have a problem trusting each other, but on Tuesday they pledged to continue trying to pass failed tax and public works legislation. "We all have trust issues with one another," Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton said. House Speaker Kurt Daudt, R-Crown, agreed, adding: "I think the governor hasn't really kept his word. ... The governor has done and said some things that he went back on in the last week."
ST. PAUL — Legislation that could give tax breaks to a majority of Minnesotans appeared to be on a slow-motion slide to its death Monday, perhaps taking with it any chance for transportation and other public works project funding. The tax bill would have provided $800 million in tax cuts over three years to people as varied as farmers, veterans, parents and students, but was held up by a one-word mistake that could cost the state $101 million.
ST. PAUL — It will be an unusual convention today for Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party delegates, who for the first time in a dozen years will not endorse a statewide candidate but...
ST. PAUL - Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton likely will not touch tax legislation sitting on his desk containing a $101 million error. The result is that short of a last-minute change of heart by a top Minnesota politician, tax cuts in the bill will not become law. The governor not taking action, known as a pocket veto, will happen Monday, two weeks after the Legislature adjourned its regular session.