After more than a century of wear and tear, the Minnesota State Capitol is due for an upgrade. WCCO says a renovation committee is making plans to fix the landmark building, but that repairs would force the legislature to vacate. Perhaps for years.
Numerous severe storms likely in Minnesota Friday night
Watch the video for the full details with meteorologist Sven Sundgaard.
Teen pleads guilty in shooting death of 15-year-old girl in Columbia Heights
Damico Jamal-Tokyo High will receive a sentence in juvenile court, along with an adult prison sentence.
Walz wants to use surplus money to send direct payments to Minnesotans
It's a renewed effort from a previous proposal from Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan's supplemental budget in January.
Jan. 6 committee says aide for WI senator tried to give fake elector info to Pence
The attempt was discovered through text messages in the ongoing public hearing held by the Jan. 6 select committee.
Minnesota state colleges boosting tuition again by 3.5%
The Minnesota State system's Board of Trustee's approved the increase Wednesday.
Walz, Jensen react to historic Supreme Court reversal of Roe v. Wade
After voting to overturn Roe, conservative Justice Clarence Thomas has hinted contraception and same-sex marriage protections should follow.
2-year-old killed in crash on County Road 81 in Maple Grove
The crash occurred Thursday evening on County Road 81.
BCA issues new details about St. Michael standoff, shooting
New details say a St. Cloud police officer struck the suspect with gunfire.
92-year-old driver killed in rural Scott County crash
The crash happened around 12:30 p.m. Thursday.
Big-time rain totals flood Highway 10 in central Minnesota
More rain and storms are expected Friday and Saturday morning.
Lawmakers back Capitol renovation, but other public works projects could be more contentious
No one argued against a plan to renovate the state Capitol building during a House committee meeting, but other renovation projects around the state will likely invite much more controversy. As Forum Communications points out, Republicans want to allot $280 million for public works, and that's a far cry from Gov. Dayton's own proposal to spend $776 million.
Consultant puts cost of repairs to state Capitol at $241 million
The consultant says patchwork fixes won't cut it anymore and the 107-year-old building needs an overhaul. Few capitols that age have never had a major renovation. The consultant says the cost will go up if repairs are postponed.
Pitch for new Saints stadium gets warm reception at Capitol hearing
St. Paul's mayor and other advocates for a minor league ballpark on the edge of downtown got through to a committee chairman at the Capitol. They had Rep. Larry Howes reminiscing about his own ballplaying days and contrasting this stadium effort with the one the Vikings are pushing.
Price tag for renovations to Minnesota Capitol put at $241 million
A state panel says the patching is no longer an option and the building needs a major renovation. Senate Majority Leader Dave Senjem, concerned about the cost, says he wants to look into doing the work in increments.
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