The legislation would have required clinics that perform abortions to have a special license and undergo biannual inspections. Gov. Mark Dayton says any new standards should apply to all clinics.
Campsites closed at Voyageurs National Park due to 'historic' water levels
All backcountry trails and campsites are closed, as well as many frontcountry sites.
Lawmakers reach agreement on tax cuts ahead of session's end
Lawmakers announced they had reached a deal on a tax bill Saturday ahead of the looming session deadline.
Victims of daytime drive-by shooting in Robbinsdale identified
The two men died after a hail of bullets struck a vehicle.
Source of 'loud explosion' in Brooklyn Park a mystery
The noise was investigated by police, but no source could be determined.
COVID: All Americans over 50 advised to get a second booster
Cases, hospitalizations and deaths are on the rise again as new COVID variants emerge.
2 Minnesotans inducted into White Castle's Hall of Fame
White Castle — it's what a man in Minneapolis and another in Woodbury, crave.
Video shows officers ended pursuit before fatal crash in Anoka
The crash occurred when the driver fled police during an attempted traffic stop in Coon Rapids.
6-year-old Eli Hart identified as boy found dead in car trunk
The kindergartner's father was trying to get full custody of his son.
Boy found dead in trunk of car in Mound was kindergartner
"It is horrifying and difficult to process a tragedy of this magnitude, especially in our close-knit community," the superintendent wrote.
Man found yelling for help after being shot in Minneapolis
The shooting occurred on the 800 block of Elwood Avenue North at around 9:15 p.m.
Minneapolis North principal says she was fired, district says otherwise
“MPS requires schools to follow protocols in times like that and I did not,” Friestleben said.
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.
Abortion bills advance at Capitol
The House and Senate passed separate bills that would place new restrictions on abortion providers. One bill would require a doctor to be present when a patient takes the abortion medication, RU-486. The other would require abortion providers to have licenses and be subject to random inspections.
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 state bill tied to federal budget
Gov. Mark Dayton killed the measure that would require agencies that receive state funding to figure out what to do if the government can't deliver the money. Dayton says the measure merely intends to raise the public's doubt about the reliability of government.
Smaller tax cut bill also vetoed by Dayton
A scaled-back version of a Republican tax cut plan met the same fate as its predecessor when Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed the bill. Dayton said he could not sign a measure that would add to future deficits and reduce the state budget reserve. He also complained that the bill was aimed at cutting business taxes, without helping homeowners.
City projects are victims of Dayton's tax bill veto
Gov. Mark Dayton's veto this week of an end-of-session tax bill caused some big headaches for several Minnesota cities, including Oakdale, Woodbury and Bloomington. The bill included tax provisions linked to a dozen local development projects, which city officials are now scrambling to save.
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