ST. PAUL – Rural Minnesotans’ ears will be burning when state legislators return to the Capitol on Feb. 25 for their 2014 session.
ST. PAUL – Improved crude oil safety measures should be funded by charging 1 cent per 100 gallons on all crude transported in Minnesota, the state Legislature's transportation finance chairmen said Wednesday.
ROCHESTER, Minn. - Former Vice President Walter Mondale underwent heart surgery Wednesday, four days after his wife's funeral.RELATED CONTENT
WASHINGTON – A pipeline company promises it will ship more propane to the Midwest and Northeast.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. House and Senate plan separate hearings on railroad safety after a series of derailments produced a flood of safety concerns. A Senate committee plans a Thursday hearing, while one in the House will be Feb. 26.RELATED CONTENT
ST. PAUL – Debate about online gambling already is hot, but it just got spicy.
ST. PAUL – Straw polls seldom accurately predict who will win an election months away, but Minnesota Republican activists who cast votes during Tuesday night’s precinct caucuses did not vote in vain.
ST. PAUL - Minnesota Republicans gave U.S. Senate candidate Julianne Ortman and governor candidate Marty Seifert bragging rights at Tuesday night's precinct caucuses.RELATED CONTENT
ST. PAUL – Minnesota Republicans appeared to have given Julianne Ortman the edge for U.S. Senate in an early snapshot of this year’s campaigns, but Tuesday night they were not so clear on who they favor for governor.RELATED CONTENT
ST. PAUL - Minnesota Republicans appeared to favor Marty Seifert in the governor's race and Julianne Ortman in the U.S. Senate contest as thousands attended Tuesday night precinct caucuses around the state.
ST. PAUL – Challengers to Minnesota Supreme Court justices say their job is tough.
St. Paul - The two major presidential candidates say they love small businesses and want to help.RELATED CONTENT
ST. PAUL – Wind was a major topic on President Barack Obama’s campaign swing through Iowa, and not by chance the White House released a report showing wind power use is growing.RELATED CONTENT
REDWOOD FALLS, Minn. – Farmers listening to the two major-party candidates for U.S. Senate may not have understood just where they stood on some issues after a Farmfest forum, but they could not have missed two points: • Republican challenger Kurt Bills is a teacher, a fact he managed to work into nearly every answer during the 90-minute forum. • Democratic U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar works with Senate Republicans on a range of issues, something she squeezed into many answers.RELATED CONTENT
ST. PAUL – Tim Pawlenty could get his wish to join a national ticket in the next few days.RELATED CONTENT
ST. PAUL – The Minnesota House minority leader declared that the U.S. Supreme Court settled “once and for all” the federal health care law dispute.RELATED CONTENT
St. Paul - More and more discussion centers on Tim Pawlenty becoming Mitt Romney’s running mate, but at the same time, Ron Paul supporters are considering derailing traditional Republicans like the former Minnesota governor.RELATED CONTENT
ST. PAUL – Minnesota lawmakers from both parties signal they plan to use last year’s rough budget debate as foundation for this year’s legislative election campaigns.RELATED CONTENT
ST. PAUL - The Senate’s top Democrat does not believe literature some Republicans handed out at the Feb. 7 precinct caucuses cost just $47. And Senate Minority Leader Tom Bakk, DFL-Cook, demands that the Senate Rules Committee take up the matter.RELATED CONTENT
ST. PAUL - The new year could be one of government reform. Minnesota legislative Republicans and Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton agree reforming is a top priority, but they may differ on just what that means and how to get there.RELATED CONTENT