Supporters of the bill argue teacher layoffs should be based on performance rather than seniority. In his veto message, the governor said it should be up to local school boards and teachers to negotiate their own terms of employment and dismissal.
Woman found dead at Minneapolis home was stabbed multiple times
LaTiffany Altanette Lessley was found dead in a north Minneapolis home Tuesday.
Bloomington PD announce what's likely 'largest fentanyl bust in Midwest'
The case is under investigation by the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Minnesota's COVID-19 update for the week ending Sept. 27
This week's report represents data collected Sept. 21-27.
MN health officials warn of potential for measles outbreak amid rise in cases
A recent case among a child with no travel history is prompting heightened concern.
Four-year-old boy dies in accident on western Wisconsin farm
The boy was struck by a skid steer, according to police.
Psycho Suzi's Motor Lounge hits the market for $6M
The restaurant will remain open while the property is on the market.
Apartments, brewery proposed for site of former Minneapolis lumberyard
The developer is proposing two buildings connected via skyway.
'Exceptionally rare' meteorite impact crater found in the Twin Cities metro
Had it struck in today's world, much of the Twin Cities would've been wiped out.
Organizers seeking ideas for 'reimagining' of Grand Old Day
A task force is set to begin meeting next month to reimagine the event.
Police hunt carjacker who shot father as he protected daughter at Cub Foods
The incident happened Saturday.
Eveleth man gets 11 years for selling woman fentanyl that led to fatal OD
Torisa Sulvoris Wallace, 39, was sentenced to 134 months in prison in U.S. District Court in Virginia Thursday.
Man seriously injured after being struck by driver while skateboarding
The crash remains under investigation.
Gov. Mark Dayton won't sign bill allowing teacher layoffs based on performance
Both the GOP-controlled House and Senate passed legislation in February to let school administrators consider factors other than seniority during layoffs. Republicans argue the current law is "quality-blind" and favors veteran teachers. The statewide teachers union Education Minnesota and Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius also oppose the measure.
House OKs measure to make performance part of decisions about teacher layoffs
Currently Minnesota uses a last-in, first-out system when it comes to teacher layoffs. But the House majority leader says there's no need for the state to be "quality blind" in deciding who gets laid off.
A bill to end teacher seniority headed to Gov. Mark Dayton
Senators approved the measure and sent it to the governor Saturday. The legislation would eliminate the "last-in, first-out" rule. Current law says schools can only consider teacher tenure when making layoff decisions. Dayton is expected to veto the bill.
House OKs teacher layoff rules, despite looming veto
A bill that would end seniority-based teacher layoffs passed through the Republican-led Minnesota House, bringing it one step closer to the desk of Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton. He is not expected to sign it.
Dayton vetoes bill to expand fireworks
Late Saturday night, Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed a bill that would have allowed the sale and use of bigger and more powerful fireworks. The decision comes after opponents expressed concerns about fires or injuries. Supporters argued Minnesotans can go to neighboring states to buy fireworks.
Dayton vetoes bill requiring doctor's presence when abortion is drug induced
Currently some patients take abortion-inducing drugs in the presence of a nurse, while on a videoconference with a doctor. In his veto message, Governor Dayton endorsed such telemedicine as safe and inexpensive.
Dayton: GOP is attaching money for veterans, cops to bills that will be vetoed
The Democratic governor is blasting Republican lawmakers who he says are tacking spending he supports onto bills he's said he'll veto. In a letter to the GOP Dayton says legislators behind the maneuver should bear the blame if veterans and public safety departments lose out on funding.
You Can Get BMTN Special Offers!