Minnesota Senate Minority Leader David Hann stretched the truth a bit Monday as Republicans prepared to fly around the state to rev up their campaign to win back the House from the Democrats (DFL).
Minnesota’s DFL party avoided taking on the issue that has been very divisive — “responsible” mining in the state’s Iron Range region. A proposed change to the party’s platform had many delegates concerned. However, the change was postponed indefinitely in the name of party unity.
Saturday, the party endorsed Steve Simon over Debra Hilstrom for Secretary of State. It was the only contended race in a slate otherwise made up of incumbents — including Governor Mark Dayton, U.S. Senator Al Franken, State Auditor Rebecca Otto and Attorney General Lori Swanson.
Minnesota's Longest serving Congressman Rep. Jim Oberstar passed away in his sleep Saturday morning. He was 79.
Governor Mark Dayton signed the new minimum wage bill into law Monday in a jubilant celebration at the State Capitol that brought waves of emotion to the many groups that worked to see the law passed. The bill affects 375,000 minimum-wage workers in Minnesota, who will see their wages raised to $8 an hour starting in August and to $9.50 in 2016. (More...)