Mark Dayton

Elder abuse and opioid deaths: What did lawmakers do about it?

From funding treatment programs for opioid addiction to addressing complaints about elder abuse at nursing homes, the 2018 Minnesota Legislature …

Long-Term Care

Will schools get more money for security, and what about Dayton’s ’emergency’ education funding?

From revamping school ratings to a late push by Gov. Mark Dayton for “emergency” aid, the 2018 Minnesota Legislature grappled with a host of …

Education

Are Minnesota taxes going up or down — and when will we know?

From conforming with federal changes to requests by Gov. Mark Dayton reinstating recent changes on estate taxes, the 2018 Minnesota Legislature …

Health Care

Dayton vetoes bill with harsher penalties for protesters

Gov. Mark Dayton has vetoed a GOP-backed bill that would increase penalties for protesters who block freeways or transit lines.

Protest

The Latest: GOP tempts Dayton on tax bill with school money

The Latest on the Minnesota Legislature's rush to finish up its work (all times local):<p>4:20 p.m.<p>Minnesota lawmakers are retrying with a tax bill by …

Business

Lawmakers Scrambling For Last-Minute Compromise At State Capitol

<b>MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO)</b> — Sunday is the last day lawmakers at the State Capitol can vote on bills this legislative session and there is still no deal on a …

Republicans

Mark Dayton vetoes plan to increase penalties for protesters who mess up transportation

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton Saturday vetoed a Republican-backed plan to increase penalties for protesters who clog up traffic.<p>Dayton, a Democrat, has …

Justice

Talking Points: Dayton’s Last Stand

<b>MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO)</b> — The battle at the Capitol is a last stand for Governor Mark Dayton.After nearly eight year as governor, this is his last …

School Districts

Mark Dayton vetoes $9 million in DMV payments to help license centers hurt by messed-up computers

Gov. Mark Dayton on Saturday vetoed $9 million in funds intended for vehicle license center operators who say they’ve lost at least twice that amount …

Customer Service

Met Council membership overhaul clears MN Legislature

A controversial plan to shake up the membership of the Metropolitan Council is headed to Gov. Mark Dayton with a risky future.The Republican-led …

Mark Dayton

Minnesota lawmakers' to-do list is long but time is short

Minnesota lawmakers are in the homestretch, facing a lengthy to-do list and less than two days to finish their work.<p>Republican leaders who control …

News (U.S.)

MN officials: Progress made trimming elder abuse complaints backlog

Minnesota officials say “significant progress” is being made in investigating elder abuse.The Minnesota Health and Human Services departments say …

David Shulkin

Bill clarifying release of the “sexually dangerous” heads to Gov. Mark Dayton’s desk

Legislation to prevent the unsupervised release of dangerous sex offenders is headed to Gov. Mark Dayton’s desk.The Minnesota House and Senate …

U.S. Dept. of State

End of session School Safety Bill needed

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton asked for a very simple thing today. A clean School Safety Bill that would put more counselors, mental health …

Gun Control

Gov. Mark Dayton signs order to ease fertilizer shortage in Minnesota

Gov. Mark Dayton has signed an emergency order aimed at getting fertilizer to Minnesota farmers during the delayed planting season.Dayton signed an …

Mississippi River

Dayton rejects GOP-backed tax bill as session wanes

Gov. Mark Dayton on Thursday vetoed a GOP-favored bill that would have aligned Minnesota’s state tax code with federal changes passed last year, …

Mark Dayton

Dayton To Veto Tax Bill Thursday

<b>MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) —</b> Gov. Mark Dayton plans to make good on his threat, and veto a tax bill Thursday.Republicans in the Senate cleared it Wednesday, …

Mark Dayton

Gov. Dayton Signs Emergency Order Addressing Fertilizer Shortage

<b>MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO)</b> — While Gov. Mark Dayton said he plans to veto the tax bill, one thing Dayton did sign this week is an emergency order aimed at …

Farming

Dayton Vetoes Abortion Ultrasound Bill

Bill author Abigail Whelan said the measure would empower women. Gov. Mark Dayton said it interferes with the doctor-patient relationship.<p>SAINT PAUL, …

Planned Parenthood

Mark Dayton vetoes bill requiring a chance to see an ultrasound before an abortion

Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton has vetoed a bill approved by the Republican-led Legislature that would have required doctors to offer pregnant women an …

Mark Dayton

Minnesota Senate Unanimously Passes Step Therapy Bill

<b>MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) —</b> The Minnesota Senate has joined the state’s House of Representatives in passing step therapy legislation.Last week, WCCO’s Liz …

Multiple Sclerosis

GOP Legislature prepares to test Dayton's resolve on taxes

Gov. Mark Dayton has vowed he won't consider a tax bill until the Legislature authorizes emergency funding for public schools. Republican lawmakers …

Income Tax

Gov. Mark Dayton: More school aid or no GOP tax cuts

Gov. Mark Dayton won’t sign a tax bill that would shield hundreds of thousands of Minnesotans from paying more unless he gets one-time funding for …

Mark Dayton

Minnesota’s Next Governor Will Head To Albert Lea For 2019 Fishing Opener

<b>MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) —</b> Minnesota may not yet know who its next governor will be, but we know they’ll be heading south for next year’s Fishing …

Fishing

Stillwater school board chair leaving to be 10th district judge

Stillwater Area School Board Chairman Tom Lehmann must resign his position now that he has been appointed a district court judge in Minnesota’s 10th …

School Administration

In tale of the tape, Minnesota's Mark Dayton crushes Wisconsin's Scott Walker

Wisconsin voters chose to double-down, electing Gov. Scott Walker and embracing a louder form of conservatism. He enacted the tenets of Republican …

Minneapolis-Saint Paul

Museum to display mummified monkey found in air duct

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A mummified monkey that was found in the air ducts of a former department store in downtown Minneapolis last month is going on display.<p>The Star Tribune reports that the Science Museum of Minnesota plans to display the monkey in its St. Paul lobby, which requires no admission …

Minneapolis-Saint Paul

Bill changing abortion ultrasound rules clears Legislature

A bill requiring doctors to give pregnant women the option to see an ultrasound before having an abortion has cleared the Minnesota Legislature.<p>The …

Business

Mark Dayton: Help me with these cheap bastards short-arming our kids

Now, I am asking for your help to convince Legislators — for the sake of our schools, our students, and their futures — that those responsibilities …

Minneapolis-Saint Paul

Dayton Tours Elementary School While Pushing $138M Aid Proposal

<b>MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) –</b> Gov. Mark Dayton toured Parkview Elementary School in Rosemount Wednesday while pushing his proposal to help Minnesota schools …

School Districts