The legal matters stem from an affair between former leader Amy Koch and fired Senate communications chief Michael Brodkorb. The Star Tribune reports the Senate is paying a Minneapolis attorney for legal advice to prepare its defense against claims in Brodkorb's lawsuit. Current Republican Senate Majority Leader Dave Senjem was pressured to disclose the information even though it's not required.
Plastic, paper bags will soon cost Minneapolis shoppers a nickel
The city passed what's being called its 'Bring Your Own Bag' ordinance.