Legislators and advocates say it's "time to stand up for victims" with a new bill that would require Minnesota's state crime lab to test all unrestricted rape kits.
Former Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Alan Page and Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari pitch their education amendment to state tribal officials.
As the spring thaw approaches, Democratic Gov. Tim Walz is urging legislators to replenish the state's natural disaster fund to prepare for the worst.
Their plans included a commission to review drug prices, tax credits for those with high deductible health insurance plans
The comments came at the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce's annual legislative priority dinner Tuesday, Feb. 11.
The plans range from additional enforcement of public transit fare evasion to increasing penalties for gang members using guns to commit a crime.
And under Sen. Warren Limmer's bill, the members would also have to be approved by the Senate to serve on the panel.
A number of Minnesota lawmakers are looking to tackle climate change from the Capitol with a roster of multi-million dollar state investments.
This week might seem like a bit of a re-run for observers of the Minnesota Legislature. Several bills that commanded attention from lawmakers last year are on committee dockets again.
Lawmakers returned to the Minnesota Capitol this week to a long list of requests from various groups trying to gain their attention and favor.
Sen. Roger Chamberlain, R-Lino Lakes, isn’t sold on his own plan to make large social media companies like Facebook and Twitter pay to operate in Minnesota.
Health care affordability, taxes and access to meat processing facilities were top priorities as Minnesota farmers spoke with state lawmakers and Walz administration officials on Thursday.
As Minnesota lawmakers push forward in a months-long battle to compromise on insulin affordability legislation, lobbyists for pharmaceutical companies are now alleging a proposed bill could violate the U.S. Constitution.
The plan would provide early learning scholarships for 25,000 children, keep in place pre-K slots and boost child care assistance funds.
Will politicians respond to an average American? That's the question Jackson Purfeerst, of Crosslake, Minn., would like to answer in the next few months.