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
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
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
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
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