The Minnesota director of Americans For Prosperity says the group "simply does not believe in publicly funded stadiums." The group has targeted Republicans Julie Rosen and Bill Ingebrigtsen and DFLer Terri Bonoff for defeat. Campaigning against Republicans is a rarity for the group.
Vikings lead off general manager interviews with Monti Ossenfort
Several candidates will interview for the job this week.
Firefighters respond to smoke-filled cabin to find man asleep inside
A wood stove was determined to be the cause of the smoke.
MSP snowplow drivers reach contract agreement after threatening strike
Teamsters Local 320 reached an agreement with the Metropolitan Airports Commission Saturday.
What you should know about the Vikings' head coach candidates
Seven candidates were revealed on Saturday morning.
COVID testing site in Minneapolis to move temporarily as Boat Show moves in
The testing site will be moved to U.S. Bank Stadium.
Man dies after being 'punched in the head' during altercation in Duluth
A 46-year-old man is in custody and facing 1st-degree manslaughter charges.
Deion Sanders says Zimmer, Spielman hadn't spoken 'in months'
Sanders' comments revealed some of the Vikings' issues last season.
Brooklyn Park man pleads guilty in 2020 fatal drive-by shooting
Devon Manley will be sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 30 years.
Man gets 10 years for fatal pawn shop fire during Minneapolis riots
The incident, which took place during riots in May 2020, resulted in one man's death.
Liberal groups take aim at Legislature
Alliance for a Better Minnesota helped defeat Republican gubernatorial hopeful Tom Emmer after spending more than $5 million on advertising. Now ABM and similar groups, which have good connections and deep pockets but no official affiliation with any candidate, are setting their sights on the Legislature. Minnesota Public Radio takes a look at the players that are changing the political game.
Voter ID movement catching on among states, with help from conservative group
Six states enacted voter ID requirements last year and another 31 are considering them this year. A conservative group called the American Legislative Exchange Council - or ALEC - is encouraging states to adopt the idea and providing model legislation.
House committee to take up stadium bill, but lawmakers skeptical it'll pass
State lawmakers are not exactly sanguine about the prospects for a new Vikings stadium. One House DFLer doubts Republicans will agree to raise the state money called for in the stadium package. A Republican Senator says he sees no momentum for a stadium now "but it tends to change on a daily basis."
Newly-approved package of bills aimed at making civil courts run more smoothly
Business groups generally like the proposed changes and say they'll move lawsuits through the court system faster and more efficiently. But some DFLers complain the effect will be to make it harder for individuals to take on big companies in court.
Some state lawmakers hoping for a more peaceful mood at the Capitol
It's been a week since Gov. Dayton said Senate Republicans were "not fit to govern" after they rejected one of his Cabinet appointments. There still seem to be some ruffled feathers. One leading DFLer says "We would be better off if we hit the reset button."
Conservation groups vying for slices of $100 million
The council that evaluates which conservation projects should be allocated almost $100 million next year in Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment dollars is sifting through 32 proposals. Competition for the state money is fierce as groups aim to protect various grasslands, wetlands and the golden winged warbler.
Lawmakers gear up for stadium showdown Monday
12 hour debates in each chamber? It's a possibility on Monday, when the Minnesota House and Senate will both tackle the question of whether to spend nearly $400 million on a new Vikings stadium. Republicans have given up on their plan for a less expensive alternative.
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