ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's projected surplus has grown to over $1.5 billion, state budget officials said Thursday.
ST. PAUL, Minn. – The New House Republican Caucus on Wednesday responded to the universal gun registration bill and the red flag bill that are scheduled to be heard on the House Floor Thursday. These bills take guns away from law-abiding citizens and attack individual rights and personal freedoms.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The insulin and voter privacy bills were the first bills slated for floor action since the session began two weeks ago. The measures were expected to pass easily Wednesday night given the Democrats’ comfortable majority in the House. The two gun control bills were due …
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Tony Kellin remembers an assistant hockey coach at the University of Minnesota approaching him in the locker room during the 1984-85 season and saying he knew a woman who would perform oral sex on Kellin, but only if Kellin would be blindfolded with his hands tied.
<&firstgraph>WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump pushed back Wednesday against criticism that his administration isn’t doing enough to meet the coronavirus threat, as lawmakers called for giving disease fighters much more money than the $2.5 billion the White House has requested.
<&firstgraph>NEW DELHI (AP) — At least 24 people were killed and 189 injured in three days of clashes in New Delhi that coincided with U.S. President Donald Trump’s first state visit to India, with the death toll expected to rise as hospitals continue to take in the wounded, author…
Gov. Tim Walz said Minnesota is prepared to deal with COVID-19 if the virus ends up spreading into the state. He said he’s been getting daily briefings from health officials on the state’s readiness to combat the spread of the virus.
State officials see signs that safety is a problem in Minnesota prisons, but they say that inconsistent and incomplete data make it hard to gauge the problem’s scope.
<&firstgraph>A group that advocates for two-year college students in Minnesota is encouraging them to fill out Census forms this spring after a recent national survey found young people are the least likely to participate.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — It took several weeks and about two dozen emails before Amy Klobuchar agreed to sit down with the president of the progressive racial justice organization Color of Change for his videotaped podcast on the 2020 presidential race, just as almost every other candidate has don…
Hundreds of thousands of tons of construction and demolition waste — much of it from home tear-downs and remodeling jobs — end up in Minnesota landfills every year. But some homeowners are learning it’s environmentally, and financially, rewarding when materials from such projects are reused …
Mired in a run of one playoff appearance in 13 seasons, the Edmonton Oilers could really use some hockey deep into April and perhaps May and June.
DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks shook off one of their most frustrating losses of the season with one of their most impressive offensive performances.
Baby boomers – that’s anyone born in the U.S. between 1946 and 1964 – are 20% of the population, more than 70 million Americans. Decades ago, many in that generation experimented with drugs that were both recreational and illegal. Although boomers may not be using those same drugs today, man…
This week will help define the rest of the Minnesota Legislature’s 2020 session as state budget officials release a new economic forecast that will determine how much of a budget surplus lawmakers have to work with.
Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon is gearing up for another battle for a second batch of federal elections security funding.
For many, networking is often perceived as an expected — if uncomfortable — part of the job-seeking process. University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management researchers found they could improve reemployment quality — especially among those who identified as more introverted — through th…
A new MPR News/Star Tribune Minnesota Poll shows President Trump’s approval rating at 44 percent in the state, while 52 percent disapprove of the job he’s doing.
Man, fishing has been tough lately. My deep water patterns of early winter have basically dried up and as we head into mid-winter, things have definitely changed. Gone are the deep water fish that have been feeding on insects and larvae coming from the deep water basins. The biggest issue is…
CEO pay at Minnesota’s Fortune 500 companies was 278 times more on average than the pay of median workers at their companies in 2018, an analysis of data from company proxy statements shows.
Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar enjoys a slight edge as her home state’s presidential primary nears, according to a new MPR News/Star Tribune Minnesota Poll that shows plenty of likely voters still haven’t decided.
If farmers don’t have enough challenges lately with trade issues and low commodity prices, recent wet growing seasons have made nitrogen management of corn more difficult.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison asserted this week in a legal filing that the Mille Lacs Indian Reservation still exists, a statement that seeks to reverse more than a century of state policy and could have deep implications for people who live around one of M…
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota’s precinct caucuses are likely to be less raucous this year — and less crowded than in the past. That’s because the state has shifted its presidential preference process away from caucuses and into a primary election that’s part of Super Tuesday next month.
The Driver and Vehicles Services location in downtown St. Paul. Tens of thousands of Minnesotans will get refunds from the Driver and Vehicle Services division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.Nancy Yang | MPR News 2017
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Leaders of the Minnesota Senate's GOP majority proposed Thursday to give the state's projected $1.3 billion budget surplus back to taxpayers with a package of income and other permanent tax cuts, a proposal aimed more at the November elections than the current legislat…
ST. PAUL, Minn. — It was a busy week at the Capitol. Here are some of the highlights — from fireworks to whiskey plates:
Two weeks before graduating from her intensive in-patient treatment program, April Chouinard felt more hopeless than ever.
Teachers across the United States are predominantly white, even as students of color make up a majority of those enrolled in public schools. Minnesota is no exception to this disparity: one in 20 teachers here are people of color, compared to one in three students.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Groups calling for changes in Minnesota’s criminal justice system to make it easier for people to turn their lives around said Wednesday that they’re optimistic that some of the proposals they’re promoting may become law this year.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The top Republican in the Minnesota Senate said Monday that he’s optimistic about his party’s chances for maintaining and even expanding its narrow control over the Senate despite the impending retirements of a couple prominent lawmakers.
Bills to target those unwanted phone calls have been filed in the House and Senate by Republican and Democratic lawmakers, tackling a growing nuisance that in some cases leads to consumer fraud.
LAKE WINNIBIGOSHISH, Minn. — It’s been a brutal ice fishing season across much of northern Minnesota. The snow came too early and too heavy. Ice is still thin on lakes from Bemidji to Duluth, buried under layers of slush and snow.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The GOP minority in the Minnesota House announced a slate of bills Monday aimed at reducing rising violent crime in Minneapolis and St. Paul, and on the Metro Transit system, drawing a sharp retort from Democratic Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey.
This week might seem like a bit of a re-run for observers of the Minnesota Legislature. Several bills that commanded attention from lawmakers last year are on committee dockets again.
Of the 10 most in-demand jobs in Minnesota right now, only half pay the $15 an hour needed to meet the basic costs of living in the state.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar says she no longer believes English should be the national language of the U.S., disavowing a vote she took more than a decade ago as she tries to build support in a state where Hispanics make up a critical constituency.
NEW YORK (AP) — It has become standard practice for U.S. corporations to assure employees of support regardless of their race, gender or sexual orientation. There’s now an intensifying push to ensure that companies are similarly supportive and inclusive when it comes to employees’ religious …
A short growing season. Sudden, killing frosts. Minnesota is tough territory for gardeners, but an Emily, Minn.-based company is enabling folks to grow their own organic veggies — in bulk — through our long, cold, dark winters.
As Linda Garrett-Johnson was combing her hair a couple years ago, it began falling into the sink. This alarmed her, but not because she believed she was sick.