A Smoking Border Battle

Frank Orton made sure Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton understands problems he faces in competing against North Dakota stores.

Panel Sends Weaker Gun Bill To House

The Minnesota House will debate guns.

Proposed $150 Million Health Cuts Surprise, Anger Lawmakers

Elderly and disabled Minnesotans likely would be most hurt by proposed cuts to the state’s health and human services budget that caught many lawmakers by surprise, some advocates say.

Legislative Notebook: House To Debate Lockout Unemployment Payments

House members could soon debate whether companies have to pay unemployment through an entire employee lockout, such as the one at American Crystal Sugar.

Legislative Notebook: Senate DFL Not On Board With Surcharge

Senate Democrats do not want to place an income tax surcharge on the richest of the rich, but they are looking into expanding a new tax the governor wants on the top 2 percent of Minnesota earners.