Rep. Frank Hornstein served as ringleader for a press conference to commemorate the second anniversary of the fatal Lac-Megantic freight train crash to push for better rail safety in Minnesota.
Legislators and the governor are trying to keep pace with the expanding avian flu crisis affecting turkey farmers.
A variety of hot-button policy issues remain unsettled this session, and the gulf between positions taken by the governor and either or both legislative chambers leaves just about many of those proposals in jeopardy.
After their swing-district victories, House Republican will push farm issues like streamlining permits and regulations.
A senate panel questioned the agency for requiring a stringent environmental review for a proposed dairy facility that would be the largest in the state.
Minnesota used to be a wheat state. But the state agricultural scene has drifted dramatically in favor of soybean and corn crops, which these days yield a much more productive and profitable harvest for the state’s cropland.
Silica sand mining has become a booming business in southeastern Minnesota, and as a result it’s also become a burgeoning issue at the Legislature.
With another state budget deficit looming, Gov. Mark Dayton’s administration is planning to go public with ideas to change how government operates. House Republicans have made the most noise this summer and fall about government restructuring with their Reform 2.0 initiative.
Since Gov. Mark Dayton’s administration unveiled its analysis of the risks associated with the proposed Minnesota Vikings stadium site in Arden Hills on Wednesday, opinion has varied as to whether it dealt a fatal blow to the Ramsey County/Vikings plan.
When the news broke last month that the state and 3M are in settlement talks over damage to natural resources caused by contamination from perfluorochemicals produced by the Minnesota-based manufacturing giant, Fardin Oliaei was paying close attention.
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