Gingrich, Bachmann To Share Stage

Potential Republican presidential candidates Newt Gingrich and Michele Bachmann share the bill during a May 17 Minnesota Family Council dinner.

GOP Splits Over Gambling

A Republican dispute illustrates the legislative gambling debate and how it divides the party.

Capitol Notebook: Committee OKs Tax Breaks For Three Rural Industries

A legislative committee’s decision to give Perham and Jackson industries tax breaks set off debate Thursday about a rural economic development program.

Bill Expands ‘deadly Force’ Rights

A bill expanding Minnesotans’ rights to defend their homes split the law enforcement community before it received Thursday approval in a state House committee.

Senate OKs Voter ID Over Objections That Some May Not Vote

State Sens. David Tomassoni and Keith Langseth worry that elderly Minnesotans like their mothers may not be allowed to vote if the state requires photo identification before casting ballots.