State Sen. Scott Dibble, DFL-Minneapolis, and 16 other legislators sent a letter to Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf Friday, sharing their concerns about the recent decision to suspend special teams coach Mike Priefer. They contend that the team’s punishment of Priefer, who admitted to making a homophobic statement to former punter Chris Kluwe, was “totally Read more →
Members of a conference committee working on a medical marijuana bill announced Thursday afternoon they have reached an agreement on a bill that Gov. Mark Dayton will sign.
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Competing House and Senate bills to legalize medical marijuana in Minnesota are headed to a conference committee that will try to craft a compromise. Read more →
Legislation to legalize medical marijuana has cleared another Minnesota Senate committee, but the bill no longer allows smoking.
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A Minnesota Senate committee approved a bill today that would legalize marijuana for medical purposes. Read more →
The effort to legalize medical marijuana in Minnesota gained new life today when a state Senate panel held a hearing on the previously dormant bill. The attention came just two days after Gov. Mark Dayton accused lawmakers of “hiding behind their desks” on the controversial issue. Sen. Scott Dibble, DFL-Minneapolis, said Dayton’s comment was the Read more →
Two DFL lawmakers from Minneapolis are proposing a significant upgrade of safety preparations across the state for possible spills of crude oil. Rep. Frank Hornstein and Sen. Scott Dibble held a news conference today to outline legislation that would impose a new .01 cent per gallon fee on railroads and pipeline companies that transport crude oil. Read more →
Democrats in charge of the House and Senate transportation committees say they’ll soon unveil a proposal for funding improvements to roads, bridges and transit throughout Minnesota. Read more →
Dibble said the electorate has already shifted on the question of same-sex marriage.