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Former MN Senator Nancy Brataas Dies At 86

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – One of the first women to be elected to the Minnesota Senate has died, according to reports.

Former Republican state senator Nancy Brataas died Thursday night after a long battle with emphysema. 45 more words


Minnesota Senate Rivals Tied To Investment Firm

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Democrats fighting to protect Minnesota U.S. Sen. Al Franken’s seat want to replicate the last presidential campaign playbook by casting a well-funded GOP challenger as a corporate raider who put profit over people. 873 more words


Minn. Senate Passes Tax Bill With Additional Cuts

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Senate has given approval to another $101 million in tax breaks, but the array of relief differs from a House version. 124 more words


Minn. Senate Panel Approves $77M Senate Building

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) –A plan to construct a $77 million building to house Minnesota’s 67 state senators is moving forward after the Senate Rules Committee approved the proposal on Monday. 360 more words


Ballot Plan For Minimum Wage Battered Yet Advances

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Despite a collection of traditional adversaries aligning in opposition Friday, Democratic senators advanced a proposed ballot measure to let voters resolve a legislative deadlock over the minimum wage. 491 more words


United Against Building, GOP Hopefuls Split On Pot

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Five Republicans running for Minnesota governor stood united Thursday in their opposition to a planned Senate office building but showed slight separation from one another on the hot-button issue of medical marijuana. 657 more words


Voters Could Get Say On Auto-Hikes To Minimum Wage

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP/WCCO) – Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk proposed Thursday giving voters power to decide whether Minnesota’s minimum wage climbs automatically.

A constitutional amendment that he and another prominent senator, Ann Rest of New Hope, put in play would ask voters this fall if the wage should be linked to inflation. 532 more words