At least three DFL members of Congress from Minnesota have weighed in on the environmental study for the proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine in northern Minnesota. U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan, who represents the district where the mine would be located, and Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken all wrote letters to Department of Natural Resources officials. Read more →
Republican delegates on Saturday declined to endorse state Rep. Jenifer Loon, R-Eden Prairie, who was one of four House Republicans who voted in favor of same-sex marriage. The Minnesota Family Council claimed victory in a press release after the convention delegates in Eden Prairie decided not to endorse anyone for the 48B District race. “Minnesotans Read more →
Despite Gov. Mark Dayton’s instructions that this year’s legislative session will be what calls the “unsession,” lawmakers and state agency officials have come up with a long list of environmental issues that could be discussed at the Capitol this year. I’ve compiled a list of some of the issues discussed during a forum Monday organized Read more →
Leaders of the Olmsted County DFL are fielding phone calls from potential donors today now that the state’s political contribution refund program has been reinstated. A casualty of budget cuts in 2009, the state-funded program provides a $50 refund ($100 for a married couple filing taxes jointly) per calendar year for donations to political parties Read more →
An analysis of the marriage amendment vote shows that many DFL lawmakers represent districts that voted yes, and sometimes overwhelmingly so.
A provision putting fewer open meetings restrictions on the Lessard Sams Outdoor Heritage Council isn’t part of the agreed-upon Legacy bill lawmakers released yesterday.
Former Gov. Arne Carlson, a moderate Republican, is blasting Dayton’s proposal to accept a GOP offer to shift more school payments and borrow against the state’s future tobacco payments.
Judge appoints special master, orders core services to continue in shutdown
The demolition of the Bren Road bridge at Highway 169 in Minnetonka won’t happen as scheduled this weekend because of the possible government shutdown, City Manager John Gunyou said.
The chairman of Minnesota’s Independence Party says the party opposes a constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage in the state.