ST. PAUL — The push in this year’s legislative session to funnel more state goodies to Greater Minnesota and away from the core cities appears likely to intensify debate over a program that’s been a source of urban-rural friction for years: local government aid. Republicans have long maintained that the state’s largest cities have big enough tax bases to raise sufficient revenue without needing significant additional aid from the state.
ST. PAUL — Republican Minnesota U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden has never been a public official, so his business career has become the field of attack. He has made millions of dollars in business and regularly is portrayed by Democratic opponents as “investment banker Mike McFadden,” an out-of-touch plutocrat. U.S. Sen.
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton said Tuesday that the requests the NFL makes of Super Bowl host cities are “way overboard” but that those issues are outweighed by the benefits of bringing the game to town. “I don’t think anybody needs free bowling alleys.
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s secretary of state said Wednesday that he’ll no longer issue lawmakers the “get-out-of-jail-free” cards that drew some controversy this past legislative session. The issue was raised by Concordia University students seeking to clarify that the “privilege from arrest” section of the state constitution does not allow lawmakers to avoid arrest for drunken driving or other crimes during sessions.
ST. PAUL — State lawmakers pushing to chip away at — and eventually repeal — the Minnesota law that prohibits liquor stores from opening on Sundays threw in the towel...
ST. PAUL — After meeting for five days in a row, House and Senate conferees working on a minimum-wage compromise appeared deadlocked Wednesday and decided to take a break. The...