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April 24, 2019
Reader Opinion: Minnesota roads crumbling?
The Brainerd Dispatch, Monday April 22, 2019, "Other Opinion" says evidence shows more Minnesota roads crumbling, and yet Republican Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, among others, are on record saying Minnesota doesn't need more tax money to fix roads, paying for it from general funds,...
April 24, 2019 - 9:34am
April 13, 2019
Fraud fallout: Local politicos comment on statewide child care fraud scandal
State-funded child care services across Minnesota are getting a long, hard look amid fallout from a fraud scandal that first broke early last...
April 13, 2019 - 5:00am
April 11, 2019
Gun control debate flares up in St. Paul during 2019 legislative session
For better or worse, the issue of gun regulation has reared its ugly head again. Since mid-February, the wedge issue reasserted itself in Minnesota...
April 11, 2019 - 5:00am
April 10, 2019
Reader Opinion: Election security
Paul Gazelka is playing games with Minnesota's election security. Minnesota is the only state not to authorize 100% of federal election security grant money. I'd like to know who Gazelka thinks he represents. Does he really think undermining election security in these times is a good...
April 10, 2019 - 2:30am
April 9, 2019
Buses, trains take center stage at Region 5 transit committee meeting
Mass transit was back on the docket during a recent meeting of state officials, local big wigs and community voices at the Northland Arboretum....
April 9, 2019 - 9:00am
April 5, 2019
MN Capitol Notebook: Gas tax hike reaches roadblock, gun control bills cause standoff
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Tim Walz called on lawmakers to write their story together, a story of compromise in divided government. House Democrats said...
April 5, 2019 - 10:31am
'Take plenty of Excedrin': A call to work together and more conflict at MN Capitol
ST. PAUL -- Let's write our own story. That was Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz's ask of lawmakers this week as he delivered his first State of the State...
April 5, 2019 - 10:23am
April 4, 2019
Politics of gun control ‘debate’ get prickly at Minnesota Capitol
ST. PAUL — The salient question of how to balance public safety with the Second Amendment devolved Thursday, April 4, into games of political...
April 4, 2019 - 7:16pm
Mille Lacs: Local politicos praise reduced fishing restrictions as good first step
After three years of stringent catch and release regulations, anglers hounding walleye on Mille Lacs Lake have caught a breather—per the...
April 4, 2019 - 7:00am
April 3, 2019
Kumbaya? At a crossroads, Walz urges lawmakers to write 'story' together
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Tim Walz is set to share the stories of eight Minnesotans to illustrate the impact policy decisions at the Capitol have on real...
April 3, 2019 - 2:39pm
April 2, 2019
Walz to urge lawmakers to listen to their 'better angels' in State of the State address
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota lawmakers get to set the stage for the legislative session in the state's only divided government, and Gov. Tim Walz said...
April 2, 2019 - 4:34pm
March 29, 2019
MN Capitol notebook: Gun control bills reemerge, spending targets leave $2 billion gap
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Republicans and Democrats offered their opening spending targets, exposing a $2 billion gap. Gov. Tim Walz said he was...
March 29, 2019 - 4:07pm
March 28, 2019
Minnesota Senate Republicans lay out budget plan with no tax hikes
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Senate Republicans want to boost funding to schools, transportation and mental health resources and they said they don't...
March 28, 2019 - 4:51pm
March 27, 2019
Red-flag, universal background check gun bills could get Senate hearing, key leader says
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka said he'd be willing to hold hearings for a pair of gun control bills this year if...
March 27, 2019 - 4:44pm
March 22, 2019
Minnesota Capitol Notebook: Divisions come into view as gas tax, health care talks heat up
ST. PAUL — Lawmakers and Gov. Tim Walz this week drew clearer lines about their top spending priorities. And while there was talk of working...
March 22, 2019 - 3:29pm