Legislature

Senator Jeremy Miller

Sen. Jeremy Miller elected Republican caucus leader, replacing Gazelka

He'll officially be named Senate Majority Leader once the Senate is in session again.

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Blaha, Franzen reveal extent of injuries suffered in crash

The state auditor and state senator were driving home from FarmFest.

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Science Museum working to choose Minnesota's official state fossil

The museum is also seeking recommendations from the public for a potential state fossil.

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Land bridge project to reconnect St. Paul neighborhood gets $6.2M in state funding

The "lid" over I-94 would reconnect Rondo, a predominantly Black neighborhood torn apart to build the highway.

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Funding boost will see Amtrak add second daily route between St. Paul-Chicago

Gov. Tim Walz signed a transportation bill Saturday that included $10 million for an additional daily train.

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Legislature approves $220K bill for swimming lessons, lifeguard training

The funding would help at-risk and low-income children learn to swim, as well as address lifeguard shortages.

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Big Pharma's challenge to Minnesota's affordable insulin law is dismissed

The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America filed the lawsuit the day before the Alec Smith Affordable Insulin Act went into effect.

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Lead shot from decades ago likely culprit in poisoning of Blue Lake waterfowl

Small fragments of lead were found in the birds, which conservationists believe are from lead bullets from before they were banned.

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Wisconsin Assembly votes to overturn Gov. Tony Evers' face mask mandate

The GOP-led Legislature has opposed the Democratic governor's COVID measures.

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Legislature passes support package for COVID-hit businesses, workers

The deal will help businesses shut down during Gov. Tim Walz's four-week "pause."

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Walz says relief package is coming for Minnesota small businesses

Walz is prepared to call a special session and pass the package immediately.

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Elections 2020: Control of Minnesota's divided Legislature is up for grabs

Redistricting and responding to COVID-19 are among the issues the new legislature will have to deal with.

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Senate passes $1.9 billion bonding bill, will be sent to Gov. Walz for signing

The House and Senate came to an agreement during the fifth special session.

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Lakeville Sen. Matt Little says he's received death threat ahead of election

Little has spoke out against the extreme language in attack ads during the election campaign.

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Minnesota lawmakers call for Big Ten sports to continue

Two Minnesota lawmakers joined those from state across the Midwest in a letter to Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren.

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Walz to make decision on COVID-19 emergency extension this week

Republicans have been calling on him to end his powers, despite statewide emergencies still being in place across the country.

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Minnesota reveals plan to spend $256M in federal cash to reopen schools

Minnesota Management and Budget is asking lawmakers to allocate more than $250 million to help schools reopen.

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MN Department of Corrections planning to close 2 prisons

It's the result of a "substantial budget crisis."

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MN Legislature passes police accountability package in late-night vote

The bill passed the House and Senate in the early hours of Tuesday.

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Duluth senator reprimanded for falsely claiming DFL endorsement

DFL Chair Ken Martin wrote a letter, posted July 8, to Sen. Erik Simonson.