Forty-seven state legislators have retired or decided to run for other offices since a court panel ordered a new redistricting map on Feb. 21. That means at least one-fourth of the 201 seats in the Legislature will change hands this fall, which would mark the largest turnover since 2002, the last redistricting year.
LIVE UPDATES: Dangerous storms move through Twin Cities
We'll have live updates as the storms move through the metro.
Tornado watch issued in Twin Cities, southern Minnesota
The watch will remain in place until midnight.
Wild fox in Minnesota tests positive for highly contagious avian flu
This is the first confirmed case of highly pathogenic avian influenza in a wild mammal in the state, the Department of Natural Resources said.
New COVID-19 testing site in St. Paul; 3 others to close as cases rise
Testing sites in Stillwater, Hutchinson, and St. Paul are closing as part of moves to adjust testing resources.
Charges: South St. Paul teen killed during apparent marijuana sale
The individual accused of killing Skelley is a 17-year-old from St. Paul.
Anthony Edwards among NBA stars in Adam Sandler's Netflix film, 'Hustle'
The Timberwolves point guard stars alongside other NBA players LeBron James, Trae Young, Juancho Hernangomez and more.
Armed man found barricaded inside Brooklyn Park home, negotiators on scene
An active police presence remains in the area as negotiators speak with the suspect.
17-year-old South St. Paul homicide victim is identified
The medical examiner determined that Skelley died of multiple gunshot wounds.
Tornado watch issued in Minnesota, South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska
Severe storms are expected to push into southwest Minnesota this afternoon.
Korean chicken chain Bonchon's 6th MN location set to open
The South Korean-based franchise has steadily increased its presence across the country.
Brutal battle raging for control of Minnesota Legislature
The war over political control of the Minnesota Legislature has gotten far less media attention than the higher-profile races for president, congressional seats and the two controversial ballot measures in the state. But Democrats are battling to retake control of the Statehouse, which they lost two years ago.
Liberal groups take aim at Legislature
Alliance for a Better Minnesota helped defeat Republican gubernatorial hopeful Tom Emmer after spending more than $5 million on advertising. Now ABM and similar groups, which have good connections and deep pockets but no official affiliation with any candidate, are setting their sights on the Legislature. Minnesota Public Radio takes a look at the players that are changing the political game.
Citizen-lobbyist calls for more transparency in Legislature
Rich Neumeister says the Legislature operates under more secrecy than the executive and judicial branches of our state government, and he says the controversial departures of two high-ranking state officials illustrates that fact.
Dayton: Health insurance exchange may require Legislature's help
Gov. Dayton on Monday said legislation may be necessary to set up the state's health insurance exchange program. He says his administration is still going over the finer points of the federal law and does not yet know whether a bill from the Legislature would be absolutely necessary. Regardless, he says he's hoping for Republicans' cooperation going forward.
For Minnesota lawmakers, tomorrow will be 'more stressful than Election Day'
On Tuesday a panel of judges will release Minnesota's new legislative maps, and the changes will have huge ramifications for office-holders. Some of them could find they will no longer live within the districts they represent, others could find themselves facing a new challenger from their own party. MinnPost talks to a few stressed legislators and offers a primer on what redistricting is all about ...
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