Both the GOP-controlled House and Senate passed legislation in February to let school administrators consider factors other than seniority during layoffs. Republicans argue the current law is "quality-blind" and favors veteran teachers. The statewide teachers union Education Minnesota and Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius also oppose the measure.
Ex-South St. Paul coach dies by suicide 2 days before sentencing
Matthew McCollister was to be sentenced for fraud in federal court on Wednesday.
Minnesota 'glampground' named one of 10 best in U.S.
In Nevis, Minnesota, campers can stay in a refurbished 1905 train car.
Two men charged over terrifying armed robbery at Newport apartment
They shot the woman who lives in the apartment in the abdomen, and put a gun to a man's head.
Minneapolis 2-year-old identified in suspicious death case
The cause of death has not yet been revealed due to an ongoing investigation.
Victim of wrong-way driver crash ID'd as Hutchinson 19-year-old
Three women, ages 19, 20 and 20, were in the vehicle struck by a wrong-way driver early Sunday morning.
FOX 9's Mary McGuire, KSTP's Brett Hoffland expecting baby
The couple announced they're expecting this winter.
Eli Hart killing: Police investigating multiple crime scenes
An announcement Tuesday confirmed potential crime scenes in Mound and Minnetrista.
Twin Cities mental health workers gather for 1-day strike
More than 400 mental health workers are participating in the unionized strike on Tuesday.
HAZMAT team at Bloomington hotel following chemical spill in pool
The fire department said two hotel employees are being evaluated by paramedics.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Twin Cities gets $6M of Mackenzie Scott donation
The donation is the largest the organization has ever seen from a single individual.
Minneapolis accused of backtracking on 24/7 bus lanes for Hennepin Ave.
The Minneapolis City Council is set to vote on Thursday.
Duluth brings back masking in city buildings amid COVID surge
Duluth, in one of the state's current COVID hotspots, has brought back a mask requirement in city buildings.
A bill to end teacher seniority headed to Gov. Mark Dayton
Senators approved the measure and sent it to the governor Saturday. The legislation would eliminate the "last-in, first-out" rule. Current law says schools can only consider teacher tenure when making layoff decisions. Dayton is expected to veto the bill.
House OKs measure to make performance part of decisions about teacher layoffs
Currently Minnesota uses a last-in, first-out system when it comes to teacher layoffs. But the House majority leader says there's no need for the state to be "quality blind" in deciding who gets laid off.
Dayton vetoes move away from 'last in, first out' teacher layoffs
Supporters of the bill argue teacher layoffs should be based on performance rather than seniority. In his veto message, the governor said it should be up to local school boards and teachers to negotiate their own terms of employment and dismissal.
Expanded gambling bill heads to Gov. Mark Dayton
House lawmakers gave the legislation final-approve Monday. If the measure is signed into law, it would allow more card tables at Canterbury Park and higher betting limits. It would also give tribal casinos access to simulcast horse racing. Dayton says he needs time to study the bill before making a decision.
Dayton signs $496M bonding bill
Gov. Mark Dayton signed a $496 million bonding bill Friday that will result in thousands of construction jobs in Minnesota and includes a long list of public works projects, the DFL governor said. Projects include college campus buildings, flood mitigation, roads and bridges and a $44 million start on the renovation of the State Capitol building.
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