Stadium Backers Say Deal To Be Announced Thursday

Minnesota Vikings stadium supporters say they will announce a deal Thursday that could lead to a new home for the state’s professional football team.

Legislative Notebook: University Attorneys Say Sviggum Has Conflict.

The University of Minnesota released two legal opinions Wednesday that say former House Speaker Steve Sviggum has a conflict of interest in being a regent while working for Minnesota Senate Republicans.

House OKs Expanded Protection Rights

Weapons dominated discussion Wednesday night as the Minnesota House approved bills expanding self-defense rights, allowing county attorneys to carry weapons while on duty and increasing penalties for injuring prosecutors.

New State Budget Surplus Already Spent

A bit more money is coming in and Minnesota government is saving some, but like a family that has used credit cards, that “surplus” already has been spent.

State Budget Forecast Shows Slight Improvement

Minnesota’s state government budget is a bit brighter than expected.