ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota’s lawmakers and community leaders are brainstorming how to aid their state’s hurting black community in a possible special session, though some acknowledge the issues may prove too weighty to take on in a one-day legislative blitz. 591 more words
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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A showdown among two Minnesota House members took shape Friday, as a suburban state senator declared she wouldn’t seek re-election next year. 198 more words
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former State Rep. Sandra Peterson, who helped guide the merger of Minnesota’s two largest teachers’ unions, has died. She was 79.
A statement from Education Minnesota says Peterson died at a Minneapolis hospital Saturday after a four-year battle with ovarian cancer. 105 more words
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A county commissioner has won a special election primary for a House seat to represent Minnesota’s largest district.
Koochiching County Commissioner Rob Ecklund outpolled three other Democratic-Farmer-Labor candidates in Tuesday’s election for District 3A, which covers Koochiching, Cook, Lake and northern St. 59 more words
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A former Republican lawmaker is eyeing a return to the Legislature after just a year away.
Rep. Jim Abeler spent eight terms in the House before stepping away in 2014 for a failed bid for the U.S. 88 more words