When Hennepin Country recently added another $200 million to the SWLRT budget, it brought the total projected cost so far to just over $2 billion. That makes it the most expensive public works project in state history.
A committee of Minnesota state lawmakers and officials from the Governor Tim Walz administration heard firsthand how complicated the process can be to distribute millions of dollars in pandemic bonuses or "hazard" pay.
The USDA secretary visits Minnesota, discussion of the Republican party's path forward after a strategist, donor is arrested for alleged child sex trafficking and talks about how $250 million in frontline worker pay may be divvied up.
Despite calls for his resignation and an ethics complaint that will lead to a formal apology, there is little indication from House DFL leadership that Rep. John Thompson (DFL-St. Paul) will be removed from office any time soon.
Rep. John Thompson, DFL-St. Paul, stayed in the headlines all week with various legal and ethical issues surrounding him. Gov. Tim Walz, House Speaker Melissa Hortman and DFL Party Chair Ken Martin have all called for his resignation.
Two days after joining DFL House Speaker Melissa Hortman and DFL Party Chair Ken Martin in calling for the resignation of Rep. John Thompson, Gov. Tim Walz said he doesn't believe Thompson's assertion police records have been falsified.
A growing chorus of key DFL leaders, from Gov. Tim Walz to state DFL Party Chair Ken Martin, are calling for the resignation of Rep. John Thompson, DFL-St. Paul, who is facing questions over his residency and his competency for office.
On the eve of the first special legislative session of the year, leaders in the Minnesota Senate, House and Governor’s Office continue to meet behind closed doors as they try to pass a number of budget bills before July 1 ...