Dec 6, 2013 — Politics in Minnesota and Wisconsin historically have been pretty similar, but that's no longer the case. Wisconsin is now advancing conservative policies and lending a Midwestern face to the Republican Party, while Minnesota's agenda has been among the most liberal.
Oct 29, 2013 — Minneapolis is home to the largest population of Somali Americans in the nation. Next week, they may see one of their own elected to the City Council for the first time.
Aug 5, 2013 — Bobby Tufts' second job will be at a pre-school. As a student. For the second year in a row he won the mayoral contest in tiny Dorset, Minn., which actually doesn't have its own government.
May 6, 2013 — Authorities arrest a 24-year-old man with a stockpile of explosives and firearms but decline to name what they believe was his intended target.
Feb 7, 2013 — In northeastern Minnesota, moose are dying at an alarming rate. State officials are having difficulty determining why. And though hunters are not part of the problem, the state announced Wednesday that there will be no moose hunting season this coming fall. Disease? Predators? Climate change?
Sep 16, 2012 — Processed wild rice dominates grocery store shelves, but around the Great Lakes, Native Americans still harvest it the same way their ancestors did centuries ago. This weekend, the Wild Rice Festival in Rosemont, Minn., celebrates the tradition.
Jul 20, 2011 — Now that Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, a Democrat, has signed budget legislation ending the government shutdown in that state, could the outcome there have an impact on the debt-ceiling fight in Washington? A Washington reporter with Minnesota ties thinks it may embolden congressional Republicans.
Jul 14, 2011 — Minnesota Public Radio and other news outlets are reporting that Gov. Mark Dayton, a Democrat, and state Republicans have reached a deal to end the two-week shutdown of the state's government.
Jul 1, 2011 — In a battle between a governmental chief executive and legislature over taxing and spending that is getting awfully familiar in the U.S., the Minnesota state government shut down after Republican lawmakers refused to consider tax hikes on the wealthy proposed by Democrat Gov. Mark Dayton.
Jul 1, 2011 — Lawmakers in Minnesota are stuck on the issue of taxes.