Lawmakers Prepare For Short, Focused Special Session

Minnesota legislators head back to St. Paul Monday to approve spending disaster-relief funds in what is supposed a neat, clean afternoon affair where lawmakers hear the proposal, vote for it and go home.

Most State Disaster Money Bound For Flooded Area

Minnesota legislators will consider spending nearly $80 million on flood and tornado relief when they gather Monday in a special session.

Matthew Johnson To Lead Appeals Court

A three-year veteran of the Minnesota Appeals Court will be its new leader. Gov. Tim Pawlenty on Thursday appointed South Dakota native Matthew Johnson as chief judge. He will replace Edward Toussaint, who has been chief appeals judge 15 of the 27 years the court has existed. The appointment is for a three-year term. Pawlenty…
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Candidate Notebook: Horner Plans For Late Voter Changes

A look at candidate Tom Horner.

Pawlenty Schedules Flood, Tornado Special Session For Monday

Minnesota legislators will meet Monday to appropriate money to help flood and tornado victims. Gov. Tim Pawlenty announced early today that he will call the special legislative session, which he wants to last no more than one day, to begin at 1 p.m. Monday. His announcement follows a late Wednesday Washington action in which President…
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