Erin Golden | Star Tribune
Reporter | Politics and government reporter

Erin Golden reports on Minnesota government and politics. Before joining the Star Tribune, she reported for the Omaha World-Herald and The (Bend, Ore.) Bulletin.


Dayton disagrees with kneeling protests, but also Trump response

The DFL governor said athletes should find other ways to protest, but he defends their right to kneel during the national anthem.


Mediation falls apart in GOP's veto battle with Gov. Dayton

Court-ordered mediation between Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican legislative leaders broke down around noon Friday, when GOP leaders said Dayton ended the session.


Dayton, legislative leaders wrap up mediation sessions for the day

The state's top leaders held closed-door talks under orders from the Minnesota Supreme Court


Minnesota officials seek clarity from Washington over premium relief, MinnesotaCare funding

Dayton, Paulsen, others blast apparent plan by Trump Administration to link 'reinsurance' waiver to cut in MinnesotaCare support


Closed-door mediation for Dayton, Legislature to begin Thursday

Dayton, GOP leaders staying mum about mediation sessions, as taxpayer-funded legal bills keep growing.


Fight between Dayton, lawmakers shines light on hefty legislative expenses

Court filings provide a rare glimpse into expenses.


Legislature warns of winter shutdown if no deal with Dayton

GOP report says Senate will run out of funds by December, House by February. The update may add urgency to court-ordered mediation the governor and lawmakers begin this week.


Gov. Dayton, GOP leaders lay out legal cases in their veto fight

Both sides filed new arguments as the Minnesota Supreme Court considers constitutional clash.


Retired judge to mediate dispute between Dayton, Legislature

The governor and lawmakers jointly selected Rick Solum, a former trial lawyer and judge who has long focused on mediation.


Republican women consider runs for Minnesota office — but so far, few pulling trigger

A few consider major bid in party that historically chooses male candidates.