Legislative Notebook: Permitting Bill Speeds Way To Dayton’s Desk

A bill to continue a process started last year to speed up business permits awaits Gov. Mark Dayton’s signature.

Anglers Fear Warm Weather Kills Minnesota Fish

Minnesotans expect temperatures in the 70s, maybe reaching the 80s in places, when April debuts Sunday, but the continued warm weather worries anglers.

Senate Bonding Bill Sets Up Three-way Talks

One of the 2012 Minnesota Legislature’s prime tasks is to approve public facility repair and construction funds, but the three proposals vary widely as lawmakers look to wrap up their work for the year.

Legislative Notebook: House OKs Tougher Synthetic Drugs Penalties

Minnesota representatives heard about problems from Duluth to Moorhead before overwhelmingly voting to crack down on synthetic drugs.

Senate Falls Between Dayton, House Bonding Proposals

A Senate committee vote this morning sets up complex three-way negotiations about funding public works projects.