DFLers accuse 15 Republican senators of an inappropriate use of taxpayer money. But the senators say the fliers they printed were only updating constituents on what lawmakers were doing. The Democrats will ask the Ramsey County attorney to file a complaint.
Here’s what the Vikings owners say about new GM Kwesi Adofo-Mensah
The Vikings announced his hiring on Wednesday night.
After 3-month delay, newest Twin Cities Raising Cane's opens
The restaurant was originally scheduled to open in October.
Armed man robs Twin Cities thrift store, flees in carjacked pickup
He pulled out a handgun shortly after chatting with the cashier about his scarf.
Gallery: Pagoda-inspired home on Lake Pepin for sale for $2M
The home has 425 feet of private shoreline on the Mississippi River.
Walz proposes legalizing marijuana in massive supplemental budget
It's among the provisions in his "Budget to Move Minnesota Forward."
Photos reveal damage from gunshots to Minneapolis snowplow
A hydraulic line and three tires were damaged in the shooting.
Minneapolis schools confirm return to in-person teaching Monday
The school district shifted to online learning almost two weeks ago as rising COVID cases led to staff and bus driver shortages.
Mineral leases for proposed Twin Metals mine near Boundary Waters canceled
A review by the DOI found "significant legal deficiencies" with the leases' 2019 renewal.
Reward to find person who left kittens to die in freezing WI cold
The cats were thrown from a vehicle, according to a witness.
Charges: Man led police on multi-city pursuit in stolen Metro Mobility bus
The bus had been left unattended with the keys inside when it was stolen.
Charges: Man fatally shot mother of his child during argument
Officers found her on the ground outside the couple's home.
Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Wednesday, January 26
More than 15,000 new cases in today's update.
Senate GOP admits publicly-funded brochure had campaign material
Senators first called the piece an update to constituents on legislative business. But spokesman Steve Sviggum says it did have the web address of a political fundraising site. Sviggum says the GOP will reimburse the state for the cost of the brochures but DFLers want the senators involved punished.
On campaign trail DFLers talking about gridlock, Republicans bipartisanship
In some of Minnesota's hottest legislative races, DFLers invoke the government shutdown as they tell voters more gridlock will result if Republicans retain control of the Legislature. Republicans, on the other hand, are focusing on accomplishments including a bit of bipartisanship with Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton on education reforms.
With Gauthier's name listed on absentee ballot, DFLer launches write-in campaign
Endorsed Duluth DFLer Erik Simonson is proceeding with his write-in campaign for a Minnesota House seat in District 7B after the State Supreme Court didn't act to remove disgraced Rep. Kerry Gauthier's name from the ballot. Gauthier withdrew from the race last month after admitting to a sexual encounter with a 17-year-old boy at a Duluth rest stop.
Senate Republicans want speedy hearing on ethics complaint against Michel
Senate Republican spokesman Steve Sviggum thinks DFLers are moving slowly to prolong their ethics complaint against Republican Geoff Michel. He says Michel was ready to have a hearing on the day the complaint was filed. Democrats say Michel failed to act appropriately after learning the Senate majority leader was having an affair with a staff member.
State Republicans mystified over losses to DFL, shift of power
After two short years of a Republican majority, the Minnesota Legislature is back in control of the Democrats, and GOP leaders said Wednesday they are mystified by what happened during Tuesday's general election.
Duluth DFLer starts write-in campaign against state rep in sex scandal
Duluth City Council member Jay Fosle is looking to take state DFL Rep. Kerry Gauthier's place in the the state house. Fosle entered his name as a write-in DFL candidate after Republican leaders called for Gauthier's resignation after the rep's alleged sexual tryst with a 17-year-old boy at a rest stop. Gauthier is seeking his second term as a state representative in House District 7B in November's General Election.
DFL lawmakers urge repayment of money state borrowed from schools
State Sen. Kate Sieben and Rep. Ryan Winkler say changes in the corporate tax could raise enough money for Minnesota to repay the $2.2 billion it borrowed from its schools in five or six years. They say the accounting shift has squeezed schools that are having to pay borrowing costs.
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