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Bill to legalize marijuana clears Minnesota Senate 

A bill to legalize recreational marijuana has now cleared both chambers of the Minnesota Legislature. The Minnesota Senate passed the bill in a 34-33 party-line...

Amendment to ‘trans refuge’ bill fails amid GOP absences

Does a “trans refuge” bill that passed in the Minnesota Senate on Friday contain language that could unintentionally drag Minnesota families into child protection...

Dems object to academic video of trans surgery, file ethics complaint

A Democratic state senator filed an ethics complaint this week against one of her Republican colleagues who shared a link to video of gender-transition...

Senate passes three controversial bills, including ‘trans refuge’ legislation

A few hundred people filled the halls outside of the Minnesota Senate chambers Friday morning both in support of and opposition to three polarizing...

Senate debates bill that would reduce prison sentences for violent offenders

The DFL-controlled Minnesota Senate is expected to pass an omnibus public safety bill Friday that Republicans say would dramatically reduce prison sentences for certain...

DFL’s delivery fee runs into wall after key senator reveals opposition

A proposed 75-cent delivery fee on most retail goods sent to homes and businesses that DFLers in the House and Senate have included in their $8 billion...

Walz, DFL legislators express confidence on gun control bills, despite slim...

Will a publicity push this week from Gov. Tim Walz, Attorney General Keith Ellison and former congresswoman turned gun control activist Gabby Giffords be enough to ensure...

DFL faces criticism for attempting to hinder third-party competition

It’s been about a quarter century since professional wrestler turned politician Jesse Ventura “shocked the world” and was elected governor of Minnesota. But the ever-present critic...

Planned Parenthood reports 40% increase in second-trimester abortions 

​​Dr. Sarah Traxler, the chief medical officer at Planned Parenthood North Central States, said second-trimester abortions have increased substantially in the region during a...

Senator calls for abolishing Met Council 

Minnesota Sen. Mark Koran called for abolishing the Metropolitan Council, whose members are entirely unelected, in response to a damning new report issued Wednesday...