Governor Mark Dayton conveys his willingness to walk through fire 'to achieve something I believe in.' His first term is marked by a contentious legislative session and a shutdown of state government.
Water main break floods 40-45 homes in St. Louis Park
The city says the rupture happened on Minnetonka Boulevard.
Charges: 6-year-old Eli Hart shot up to 9 times by his mother
The 28-year-old is facing 2nd-degree murder charges.
Former WCCO Radio host Dave Lee moves into podcasts
His new podcast, called 'My First Concert,' launched last week.
Tow boat collides with Mississippi River lock and dam in Alma, WI
The crash remains under investigation by the United States Coast Guard.
Police: Man in minivan approached kids, claimed he was former principal
Investigators say children were approached by a man in a white minivan who falsely claimed he'd been a local school principal.
Police: 2 people shot, 1 fatally over the weekend in La Crosse
Officers arrived to the scene and found one person suffering multiple gunshot wounds.
Wisconsin couple fight, kill bear that broke into their home
The incident happened last week in north-central Wisconsin.
USS Minneapolis-St. Paul officially launched in Duluth ceremony
It's the first U.S. Navy ship to be commissioned in Minnesota.
North High principal Mauri Friestleben returning to finish year
The principal said Friday she had been fired from her role over her support of a student protest.
One dead, two injured in wrong-way crash on Hwy. 169
The crash occurred on Highway 169 early Sunday morning.
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.
Some business leaders frustrated with Dayton
Many of Minnesota's business leaders are frustrated with Gov. Mark Dayton for scuttling some of their biggest goals in the legislative session. Dayton closed the book on the session by vetoing a largely Republican-written bill that would have provided property tax relief for small businesses, as well as increasing tax credits for research and development and to those who invest in start-up stage companies.
Dayton, lawmakers to discuss flood relief
Gov. Mark Dayton will meet with Republican and Democratic leaders on Friday to negotiate an agreement on flood relief, the Associated Press reports. Dayton says he won't call the special session until leaders agree to a limited one-day agenda. A legislative panel on disaster relief held a Capitol hearing Thursday, according to the AP. Republican Senate Majority Leader Dave Senjem and GOP Rep. Mary Liz Holberg say a special session is on track for Aug. 24.
Dayton 'pessimistic', looks to next year for stadium bill
Governor Mark Dayton says he's disappointed a House committee rejected the latest best hope for a Vikings stadium deal at the Legislature. He says if things don't work out, he's already looking to the 2013 session.
Dayton considers aid for Sartell paper plant
Gov. Mark Dayton plans to call a special legislative session in late July or August to respond to flood damage in northeast Minnesota. The St. Cloud Times reports Dayton has indicated he's also interested in providing state aid for the Verso Paper mill following an explosion and fire on Memorial Day. One worker was killed, four others were injured and most of the 250 workers have been laid off from the Sartell plant.
Dayton makes same requests, but this time he says 'please'
Democratic Governor Mark Dayton used his State of the State speech to reinforce most of the same priorities he's laid out over the past few weeks. But this time he used a softer approach. Instead of calling Republicans unfit to govern, he tried saying "please."
Government reform may be on tap for legislative session
Republican lawmakers and DFL Gov. Mark Dayton say government reform is a priority for the legislative session that convenes January 24. Just what they have in mind remains to be seen, though.
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