DFL lawmaker calls security effort “a failed mission.” Read more →
Suffering from ongoing hip problems, Gov. Mark Dayton wasn’t able to make it to Highland Park Junior High tonight for the DFL caucus being held there. So Tina Smith, Dayton’s newly announced running mate, was there in his stead. Smith is Dayton’s chief of staff. She will step down from that post next week. “We Read more →
A legislative panel finalized a report today that calls for tighter rules for carrying handguns inside the Minnesota Capitol. The Advisory Committee on Capitol Area Security is recommending a change in law to require gun owners to notify state officials every five years if they intend to bring a weapon into the building. Current law Read more →
State Rep. John Benson, DFL-Minnetonka, announced today that he will not seek re-election in 2014.
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Advisory group gives initial backing today to dramatically increasing the number of security guards around the Minnesota Capitol complex Read more →
State Rep. Michael Paymar, DFL-St. Paul, said today that he will not seek a 10th term in the Minnesota House in 2014.
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A committee looking at security at the state Capitol held a discussion today about whether people should be allowed to carry guns at the public building. Right now people with handgun permits can carry guns at the Capitol, but only if they notify Capitol Security in advance. Rep. Michael Paymer, DFL-St. Paul, said the Advisory Committee Read more →