The ambitious goal moves the target adjournment date nearly a month earlier, from April 30 to April 5. Senate Majority Leader Dave Senjem calls the new date a "casual" goal. Both chambers still have several issues left to settle, including the passage of a bonding package. Lawmakers are required to adjourn by May 21.
Owner of St. Cloud bar gets 6 years for arson, ordered to repay $3M
A February 2020 fire at the Press Bar and Parlor was later determined to be an insurance job.
Bloomington, Richfield districts tighten security ahead of weekend football
Enhanced safety measures will be in place this weekend.
Walz sends MN first responders to help with hurricane recovery in Florida
Eight members of the Minnesota All Hazards Incident Management Team will travel to Florida.
Eyota, Minnesota, losing its last bricks-and-mortar bank location
Bremer Bank is exiting the small city in December.
It was the driest September in Twin Cities modern history
Less than a quarter inch of rain fell in September.
Treadmill helps Minneapolis shelter dogs burn off steam
Puttin' the "go" in doggo.
Mercado Central board asks Jensen to remove its image from campaign ad
Mercado Central does not endorse candidates.
Sauk Rapids man pleads guilty to making, selling ghost guns
The 21-year-old would sell unserialized guns, silencers, auto-sears, and high-capacity magazines.
Squirrel blamed for Friday power outage impacting over 5,000 homes
There's no telling when or where the squirrels will strike next.
Seattle man federally indicted in massive Bloomington fentanyl bust
The case is believed to represent the largest fentanyl bust in the Midwest.
Nicollet Diner to launch new, expanded home with a drag show
The new location will still feature the diner's classic offerings, as well as a new cabaret venue and cocktail lounge.
Woman found dead at Minneapolis home was stabbed multiple times
LaTiffany Altanette Lessley was found dead in a north Minneapolis home Tuesday.
Lawmakers spar over session achievements
The House and Senate adjourned the legislative session Thursday after passing a bill to help fund a new football stadium in downtown Minneapolis. In the final week of the legislative session lawmakers also sent Gov. Mark Dayton a bill to cut taxes and a public works bonding bill.
Senators pass $566 million bonding bill
The borrowing plan, approved by a 45-22 vote Monday night, would use $496 million for public works projects, higher education and state Capitol renovations. It also calls to spend an additional $50 million on unnamed Department of Employment and Economic Development projects. House lawmakers approved a similar measure early Monday afternoon. They can either accept the Senate version or the differences will be negotiated in a conference committee.
Dayton optimistic Vikings stadium bill will pass
The governor plans to spend his weekend persuading lawmakers to vote in favor of the stadium proposal next week. Gov. Mark Dayton told the Pioneer Press he predicts both chambers of the Legislature will approve the bill by a single vote. He said, "I've always thought it would pass by one vote."
Lawmakers hope to wrap up session before Easter
Legislators are moving fast with big fiscal packages and major policy bills in hopes of heading home early. The reasons are clear, Politics in Minnesota reports. Republicans have faced an onslaught of bad press because of the Michael Brodkorb affair, and many lawmakers will face challenging re-election campaigns because of redistricting.
Republicans want to cut regulations, public payroll, curb lawsuits in 2012 session
House Speaker Kurt Zellers says modernizing state government will be the GOP's overarching theme during the Legislative session that starts Tuesday. Some of the proposals have been pitched before and could be hard to get past Governor Dayton.
Minnesota Legislature likely headed to a special session – again
They failed to pass a bonding bill, other important measures.
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