Governor Dayton is expected to call legislators back to St. Paul this summer to allocate money for flood-stricken counties. But now it appears a special session might not be that simple. Some Republican lawmakers say they're putting together legislation that would prevent the Secretary of State from making planned changes to the language of Constitutional amendments on the ballot.
Here are the 77 nominees for the MN Teacher of the Year award
The nominees will be trimmed to a group of semifinalists and then a group of finalists.
City of Duluth asks some to turn down thermostats immediately
This comes after a contractor hit a gas main.
2 women found dead in Crystal home, police investigating
Authorities investigating the incident as a murder-suicide.
Fire departments decry drivers running over hoses, endangering crews
It happened in two separate Northland cities this week.
All Energy Solar reaches growth milestones with higher goals yet for 2022
Minnesota solar company continues to thrive through building a strong workforce
Authorities ID family found frozen to death at MN-Canada border
They're still trying to unravel how they got there and who might have helped them.
Mayo Clinic specialist: 'The omicron surge is not over'
Experts expect a rapid decline over the next month followed a period of calm.
Charges: Man in stolen Jeep leads police on 110 mph chase
He crashed into a light post near the Capitol and then fled on foot, the complaint says.
Puppy in back of stolen Audi found, reunited with owner
The 4 1/2-month-old bullmastiff had been missing more than a week.
WI's best 'hole-in-the-wall' diner is Guy Fieri-approved
Come for the "garbage pile," stay for ... even more breakfast food.
Minnesota's pre-pro women's soccer team unveils name, logo
The new name and look was unveiled after community owners voted on a winner.
More questions could be headed to Minnesota's 2012 ballot
The marriage amendment may not be the only proposed Constitutional amendment put to the state's voters this year. Republican lawmakers are considering ballot questions on other issues. Those include needing an ID to vote, needing a supermajority to pass a tax increase, and making union membership voluntary.
Dayton and lawmakers agree to late August special session
Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders have agreed that a special session will be confined to providing disaster aid to flood-damaged areas of Minnesota. They also agreed on a late August timeframe. But the session won't happen until after the federal government reveals how much aid it will provide.
Ritchie also reworks ballot title of voter photo ID amendment
Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie is changing the title of the constitutional amendment to “Changes to in-person & absentee voting & voter registration; provisional ballots." Sponsors of the measure, seeking to require voters to show a photo ID before casting a ballot, want the question titled "Photo Identification Required for Voting." Ritchie is being sued for changing the title on the marriage amendment question.
GOP lawmakers push amendments to state constitution in 2012
The Republican controlled House and Senate are looking to make nearly a dozen changes this year, but without Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton's approval. Lawmakers can make this happen by passing legislation that puts an amendment on the November ballot. KARE 11 reports the same sex marriage legislation is the only amendment on this year's ballot right now, but others being considered include Voter ID laws, Right to Work issues, abortion restrictions and tax limitations.
Governor complains about legislature's push for constitutional amendments
Governor Mark Dayton says legislators should engage in 'give and take' instead of going around him with constitutional amendments. He says he's most concerned about measures that take away people's rights. The legislature approved a measure to let voters decide on same-sex marriage. Both houses have also approved voter I.D. amendment bills. Some lawmakers are pushing for a amendment to ban mandatory union membership.
Oops: some show up at primary to vote on marriage amendment
Minnesotans who came to the polls on primary day to vote for or against the proposed Constitutional amendments were disappointed. The amendments were not on the ballot. The marriage and voter ID questions don't come up for a vote until the general election in November. An election official says the mistake is not surprising, with all the attention paid to the amendments.
Clergy busy during final weekend of campaign for, against marriage amendment
Religious leaders are at the forefront of the final weekend of campaigning for and against the marriage amendment on Tuesday's ballot. More than 500 Christian leaders with the group Minnesota Pastors For Marriage released a statement in support of the amendment that would Constitutionally define marriage as an opposite sex union. Opponents planned a worship service followed by the blessing of a "Minnesota Votes No Tour" that will travel the state until Election Day.
President Obama opposes Minnesota's same-sex marriage amendment
Obama's Minnesota campaign team on Monday said the president opposes a constitutional amendment that would limit marriage to opposite-sex couples. "While the President does not weigh in on every single ballot measure in every state, the record is clear that the President has long opposed divisive and discriminatory efforts to deny rights and benefits to same sex couples," a spokeswoman said.
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