ST. PAUL – Paint will cost more and be recycled. Bees will be protected. Financially troubled farmers will be able to access state aid.
ST. PAUL – Minnesota legislators have taken baby steps in passing a $38 billion, two-year budget that must be finished by midnight Monday.
ST. PAUL – Here are highlights of the gay marriage issue in Minnesota: The law Minnesota law has restricted marriage to between men and women, but a bill the governor signed Tuesday evening allow “civil marriages” between any two people other than close family members.RELATED CONTENT
ST. PAUL – Minnesota’s gay community never has known such joy. That joy showed Tuesday night as American and rainbow flags flew in front of the state Capitol when Minnesota became the 12th state to embrace same-sex marriage.RELATED CONTENT
ST. PAUL – Love and marriage soon will go together for Minnesota gays like they do for straight couples.RELATED CONTENT
ST. PAUL - Gay Minnesotans and their supporters streamed into the Minnesota Capitol today expecting to witness history. They sang “America” and “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and celebrated, anticipating senators to approve gay marriage this afternoon.RELATED CONTENT
ST. PAUL - The gay marriage debate illustrates how being in or out of power affects how politicians look at the world.RELATED CONTENT
Senate likely to pass it as well; opponents say it’s ‘not the right time’
ST. PAUL - Minnesota is a Senate vote and a governor’s signature away from becoming the 12th state to allow gay marriage.
ST. PAUL – The Minnesota Senate voted 39-28 Wednesday to approve a minimum wage far lower than the House and governor favor.
ST. PAUL – Gay marriage supporters feel victory in the air. Their confidence is high as Minnesota state representatives plan to vote on overturning an existing same-sex marriage ban Thursday, with senators following in a few days.RELATED CONTENT
St. Paul - Call it Gun Week 2 in the Minnesota Legislature. The Senate Judiciary Committee plans meetings Thursday and Friday on bills written to curb gun violence. They likely will include proposals to ban so-called assault weapons and magazines with large numbers of bullets.RELATED CONTENT
St. Paul - Rick Nolan sounds thrilled to sit on the U.S. House Agriculture Committee, and he hopes a personal relationship with the House speaker could help the cause.RELATED CONTENT
St. Paul - Kurt Daudt knows he leads a group that has little say in what happens around the Minnesota Capitol.RELATED CONTENT
St. Paul - Gov. Mark Dayton told a crowd gathered to hear former President Bill Clinton that each one of them is needed to elect Democrats on Tuesday because races are so close.RELATED CONTENT
St. Paul - U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar and challenger Kurt Bills agree on little in their campaign, but there is one little area they can agree.RELATED CONTENT
ST. PAUL – Challengers to Minnesota Supreme Court justices say their job is tough.
St. Paul - The two major presidential candidates say they love small businesses and want to help.RELATED CONTENT
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