The lawsuit by groups trying to block a proposed constitutional amendment requiring voters to show photo ID is running into opposition from the state's Republican leaders. Senate Majority Leader David Senjem said he and his GOP colleagues "intend to protect the right of citizens to vote on this important issue of election integrity."
Deadly night in St. Paul sees 3 people killed, 1 arrest so far
The three incidents bring St. Paul's homicide total up to 18 this year.
2 killed in broad daylight drive-by shooting in Robbinsdale
The identities of the victims have not been released.
Road deaths involving unbelted people rose again in 2021
This is the second year in a row that the number has gone up.
Hennepin Co. Sheriff Dave Hutchinson on paid leave for health reasons
The sheriff, who was recently convicted of drunk-driving, is set to stand down later this year.
Flooding expected to worsen in MN's Arrowhead region
Hundreds of private homes are at-risk in northern St. Louis County.
St. Paul police: Kids in stolen car rammed squad, hid in porta-potty
The incident sent the Minnesota Capitol into a brief lockdown.
Watch: Storm updates after heavy hail slams Twin Cities
Sven Sundgaard is providing an update after Thursday's flash hail storm.
MN GOP apologizes over antisemitic sequence in candidate's campaign video
Party leader says candidate didn't know the imagery perpetuated an antisemitic trope.
Tornado, severe thunderstorm watches issued in Minnesota
In addition to possible tornadoes, there is a threat for damaging winds and very large hail.
High prices, stiff competition putting off homebuyers in Twin Cities
Prices continue to rise in the metro, but there are signs of buyer fatigue.
Series of explosions at manufacturing plant injures 6 in Wisconsin
The blast rocked the Wisconsin town just before 7:45 a.m.
Kiffmeyer vows to continue fight for photo ID
State Rep. Mary Kiffmeyer, the chief advocate of the photo ID constitutional amendment that was defeated by voters, says the issue is far from dead. The Big Lake Republican and former Minnesota secretary of state intends to press for it in the Legislature. She was elected to the state Senate on Tuesday. Kiffmeyer says the measure was defeated because of "misinformation" spread by critics.
Backers of voter ID hope to intervene in lawsuit
Opponents of proposed Constitutional amendment requiring that voters show a photo ID have filed a lawsuit asking the Minnesota Supreme Court to take the question off the November ballot. Now a group supporting voter ID wants to intervene in the suit. Members of Minnesota Majority are not confident state officials will vigorously defend the amendment question at next month's hearing.
State Supreme Court to hear marriage, photo ID title arguments on same day
The Minnesota Supreme Court is going to have a busy day July 31. The court Friday scheduled a case that seeks to undo Secretary of State Mark Ritchie's chosen title for the photo ID constitutional amendment the Legislature put on the November ballot. The other, previously scheduled, is for arguments over a nearly identical protest over Ritchie's title for the amendment to ban same sex marriage.
Senjem promises 'fresh start' for senate
After more than 11 hours of debate at a hotel in Roseville, Minnesota Republicans chose Sen. David Senjem, of Rochester, to represent them as majority leader in the state senate. Senjem will replace Amy Koch, who resigned earlier this month after admitting to an inappropriate relationship with a senate staffer.
State Republicans pick Rep. Kurt Daudt as House minority leader
After a caucus meeting that lasted more than five hours, Minnesota House Republicans Saturday selected Rep. Kurt Daudt from Crown, in Isanti County, to be their new minority leader. The pick comes a day after Senate Republicans picked Sen. David Hann of Eden Prairie to be Senate minority leader.
Republican consultant Pat Shortridge joins race for party chair, Osskopp out
Former State Representative Mike Osskopp has dropped out of the race for Republican party chair and endorsed the newest entrant, Pat Shortridge. The Minnesota GOP will meet in St. Cloud on December 31st to select a new party leader.
Republicans introduce bill to implement voter ID through amendment
A group of Republican senators have introduced a bill that would have voters decide a controversial election reform measure this fall. Introducing a voter ID requirement as an amendment to the state constitution means the measure would bypass a threatened veto from Democratic Gov. Dayton.
GOP leaders divided on whether Koch should give up Senate seat
One assistant majority leader says if the allegations of an inappropriate relationship are true, it will be difficult for Amy Koch to stay in the Senate. Another says he hopes she does stay. Koch resigned her post as Senate Majority Leader last week amid allegations of a relationship with a Senate staffer.
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