Skip to main content

House agrees to delay pay raises, ending weeks-long political standoff

  • Author:
  • Updated:

After two weeks of public and political bickering, Minnesota lawmakers and Gov. Mark Dayton have reached an agreement on the proposed pay raises for commissioners.

According to KNSI Radio, the House has approved a deal that delays the salary increases until July 1st. After that time, the station notes, he's free to enact them again, but if that happens on July 2nd or after, he'll have to get the legislature's approval.

The bill will head to the senate for approval.

Other than the delay, the preliminary details of the bill, proposed putting the power to raise commissioner salaries back in the hands of the legislature, according to the Pioneer Press. Additionally, the proposal called for certain areas of the budget to be cut to pay for the pay hikes.

Next Up


Charges: Teen speeding before crash that killed mother, injured her son

The teenager was driving at speeds between 72-89 mph at the time of the crash.

Northland Vapor in Moorhead, Minn.

Northland Vapor calls St. Paul regulators 'overzealous' in lawsuit over THC sales

The small Minnesota business said the lawsuit was "misleading" and "shameful."


Excelsior chocolate shop ransacked by thieves to reopen

Truffle Hill will reopen to the public on Friday.

Company agrees to changes after child workers found in MN meat plants

An investigation found children ages 13-17 working hazardous jobs at the plants.


Drinks can company to lay off almost 100 workers, close St. Paul plant

State authorities were informed of the impending closure.


Suspect in Minneapolis bar killing charged with weapons crime

The suspect has not been charged with murder in the case as of Wednesday.

snow, blowing snow

A monster storm is coming next week: What will happen?

What we know with high confidence at this point is that there will be a monster storm in the central U.S. by the early and middle part of next week.

police lights

Boy safe after kidnapping by non-custodial parent in Mankato

The search prompted the temporary shutdown of I-35 Tuesday night.


11 face charges after being found 'exploring' Fridley sewer system

A 911 caller reported seeing a group removing a manhole cover Monday night.