Gov. Mark Dayton on Tuesday blamed the House GOP for a lack of agreement on universal preschool; GOP leaders say they compromised on school funds, early-learning programs
Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Daudt endorsed Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker for president Thursday, and will be state chairman of his campaign.
With less than a month separating the start of the next legislative session and Super Tuesday, two DFLers hope their proposal can advance in time to impact the 2020 presidential primary.
Legislative auditor said the $29 million in overpayments to two Indian bands for opioid treatment was "inexcusable" and called for deep reforms at DHS.
Other top suburban races included Anoka and Ramsey County Board seats.
For the only open seat, Nelsie Yang, 24, was poised to become St. Paul's youngest council member and first Hmong woman to serve on the council.
Duluthians also elected a slate of other officials, voting to fill five seats on the City Council and three on the school board.
The 11-candidate race focused on open enrollment was in contrast to 2015, when voters backed new funding for schools and four seats drew only four hopefuls.
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The state representative died this month of cancer.
Mark Dayton's waterway conservation idea is in limbo following the governor's veto on Saturday.
The money was in the Legacy bill that the Legislature didn't pass.
Despite expected low turnout this election, the Minnesota Secretary of State's Office said the procedures followed were the same as what's expected next year.
He said he was working for a campaign when forging his father's signature on absentee ballot submissions, according to police.
The candidates are split on what has become the most contentious issue of the election: whether to jettison the city's year-old program for trash collection.
Both parties plan measures to get nicotine products out of the hands of teenagers.
The legislative auditor expresses concern and is monitoring the situation.