Government & Politics

State lawmakers look to take long-awaited action on untested rape kits

The bill comes after untested and mishandled rape kits have gained attention statewide.

Ex-MN lawmaker accused of sexual harassment could seek his old seat

Former Rep. Tony Cornish is reportedly considering a run for his old House seat.

The St. Louis Park Pledge controversy of 2019 is over

Council members said pushback from nonresidents led them to reinstate the Pledge of Allegiance at meetings.

Hennepin County raises tobacco age to 21 for four cities

The ruling also limits the sale of flavored tobacco and establishes a minimum price for cigars.

Ilhan Omar makes the cover of The New Yorker

She and other groundbreaking political candidates are in the latest issue.

Kurt Daudt elected House Republican leader

He's already has a proposed gas tax in his sights.

These are the MN races to watch on Tuesday night

Many of the elections will impact national politics.

Al Franken is resigning – what happens next?

His term was supposed to end in 2021.

After accusations, lawmakers calling for sexual harassment task force at State Capitol

They're asking Gov. Dayton and other leaders to act in a bipartisan way.

St. Paul fire chief steps down following reprimand

Documents say Tim Butler retaliated against an employee.

Transgender service members can stay in the military – for now

The Pentagon is going to study how best to implement Trump's transgender ban.

Here's the new economic plan from Minnesota's senators, other Dems

They don't have the votes to pass it, but they've got a plan

Sen. John McCain has brain cancer

He went to Mayo to have a blood clot removed, and doctors found cancer.