State Legislature

Rep. Jon Koznick

COVID issues 'not our winning message,' MN GOP lawmaker says in email

Rep. Jon Koznick appears to have emailed Democrats accidentally.

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Minnesota legislative leader introduces marijuana legalization bill

The bill would allow adults age 21 and older to possess and consume cannabis.

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MN GOP calls on Walz to end emergency powers, work with legislature

They say they won't pass a new bonding bill until this happens.

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.

Roseau County becomes Second Amendment 'sanctuary'

Minnesota state lawmakers have asked multiple counties to adopt the status.

Senators Tom Bakk and Susan Kent.

After 7 years, Tom Bakk out as Senate DFL leader

His successor is Sen. Susan Kent of Woodbury.

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State Rep. Diane Loeffler dead at 66 following cancer battle

She was elected to eight terms in the state legislature.

MN lawmakers look to ban private prisons becoming ICE detention centers

A private prison in Appleton is currently in negotiations with ICE.

Following recent mass shootings, Walz calls again for gun reform

Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka pushed back against proposed gun control measures.

What you need to know about Minnesota's new wage theft law

The new law requires employers to further document payment information.

What new Minnesota laws will go into effect July 1?

The Minnesota Legislature managed to pass laws relating to wage theft, marital rape and opioids.

Lawmakers vote to let undocumented immigrants get MN driver's licenses

The Democrat-controlled state House approved a new bill on Friday.

What's in the Minnesota House DFL budget proposal?

The state is looking at a $1 billion surplus in the years ahead.

E-cigs could soon be illegal in MN bars and restaurants

A bill to ban e-cigarettes is picking up support in the State Legislature.

Group launches nonprofit aimed at legalizing recreational pot in MN

They say Minnesota's ready to join other states that have allowed recreational marijuana.