Minnesota's population is aging, particularly in rural areas, where many seniors don't have easy access to grocery stores.

MN Mobile Food Pantries in Need of More Funding

Minnesota’s population is aging, particularly in rural areas, where many seniors don’t have easy access to grocery stores. One solution is mobile food pantries. More funding is being sought for them in this year’s legislative session.

Gov. Dayton Pressures GOP On Bonding Bill

At a Friday press conference Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton repeats the need for a special session to correct the tax bill. If Republican lawmakers do not agree to his special session agenda in the next three days, the tax bill will be pocket vetoed.

Legislature Fails To Protect Poor From Financial Predators

Businesses are driving poor people further into poverty says a group of Minnesota religious leaders. Their new report on “poverty profiteering” says inaction by Minnesota lawmakers is to blame along with payday lenders, big banks, and wall street.

Sen Ron Latz and Rep. Tony Cornish

How To Fix Minnesota’s Over-Capacity Prison System?

More than 500 inmates are housed in county jails across Minnesota because the state’s prisons are too full. How to solve the problem — build more prison capacity or reduce the number of people coming into the prison system?

Legislature Passes “Historic Step Backwards” On Environment

A revolt among Minnesota Senate Democrats failed to stop the passage on an environmental bill early Saturday morning. Debate on the legislation which DFL Sen. Scott Dibble had called a “historic step backwards” for the environment forced what was supposed to be a one day special session into the early hours of Saturday morning.