MINNEAPOLIS - Farmers face unpredictability, whether the topic is the weather or economics.
ST. PAUL – Legislators’ verbal jabs against Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie over his launch of online voter registration turned into a court action Monday as two conservative groups and four Republican legislators filed suit.RELATED CONTENT
ST. PAUL – Personal income is expected to rise faster than public budgets in coming years, meaning a smaller percentage of Minnesotans’ income will go to government.
Congress appears set to approve a pair of provisions that could stop, or at least slow, the Asian carp invasion of Minnesota waterways.RELATED CONTENT
BLAINE, Minn. – Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson and state Sen. Julianne Ortman easily won straw polls for Minnesota governor and U.S. Senate during Saturday’s Republican State Central Committee meeting in Blaine.RELATED CONTENT
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – Many Minnesota lawmakers from both political parties want to erase some newly enacted business taxes from state books, but there is no guarantee that will happen next year.
WOODBURY, Minn. - Minnesotans have heard a lot about the state’s new insurance marketplace known as MNsure since it opened Oct. 1, but they still have plenty of questions.RELATED CONTENT
ST. PAUL - Minnesota stadium officials will get a better idea of what will fit into a new Vikings stadium next week even as stadium and team officials try to lure major sports events even before ground is broken.RELATED CONTENT
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – Minnesota manufacturers say they are doing well but face twin roadblocks of finding qualified workers and dealing with government-caused uncertainties.
ST. PAUL – Elderly Minnesotans across the state say Humana Insurance Co. is delaying payments and just not paying their claims.
ST. PAUL – Wind was a major topic on President Barack Obama’s campaign swing through Iowa, and not by chance the White House released a report showing wind power use is growing.RELATED CONTENT
REDWOOD FALLS, Minn. – Farmers listening to the two major-party candidates for U.S. Senate may not have understood just where they stood on some issues after a Farmfest forum, but they could not have missed two points: • Republican challenger Kurt Bills is a teacher, a fact he managed to work into nearly every answer during the 90-minute forum. • Democratic U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar works with Senate Republicans on a range of issues, something she squeezed into many answers.RELATED CONTENT
ST. PAUL – Tim Pawlenty could get his wish to join a national ticket in the next few days.RELATED CONTENT
ST. PAUL – The Minnesota House minority leader declared that the U.S. Supreme Court settled “once and for all” the federal health care law dispute.RELATED CONTENT
St. Paul - More and more discussion centers on Tim Pawlenty becoming Mitt Romney’s running mate, but at the same time, Ron Paul supporters are considering derailing traditional Republicans like the former Minnesota governor.RELATED CONTENT
ST. PAUL – Minnesota lawmakers from both parties signal they plan to use last year’s rough budget debate as foundation for this year’s legislative election campaigns.RELATED CONTENT
ST. PAUL - The Senate’s top Democrat does not believe literature some Republicans handed out at the Feb. 7 precinct caucuses cost just $47. And Senate Minority Leader Tom Bakk, DFL-Cook, demands that the Senate Rules Committee take up the matter.RELATED CONTENT
ST. PAUL - The new year could be one of government reform. Minnesota legislative Republicans and Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton agree reforming is a top priority, but they may differ on just what that means and how to get there.RELATED CONTENT
ST. PAUL - Democrats make it clear they blame Republicans for rising property taxes, and will do that even louder in next year’s campaigns.RELATED CONTENT
ST. PAUL - Many around the Capitol don’t quite understand why temperatures are dipping into the 30s: It can’t be fall already. With the July government shutdown and now the increasingly frantic stadium debate, this has been a strange and busy non-election year.RELATED CONTENT