Open-government Expert: Permitting Debate May Leave Out Public

The legislative debate about shortening the environmental permitting process that businesses say slows their expansion may not be as inclusive as possible, an open-government advocate says.

Yet Another Campaign In Franson’s Future

Dick Franson plans his 26th run for public office in 2012.

No Democrats Join In First GOP Budget Bill

Minnesota House Republicans found no Democrats willing to join their first 2011 attempt at trimming the state budget.

Minnesota Lawmakers Debate North Dakota Power

Minnesota lawmakers are debating whether to continue restricting the use of North Dakota-produced electricity.

More Snow Could Equal Serious Flooding Across State

Flood experts are delivering a simple warning to people across Minnesota: “Look out.”