Ryan Faircloth / St. Paul Pioneer Press
ST. PAUL — As talk of marijuana legalization continues at the state Capitol, one Minnesota Democrat wants to let voters have a say on the issue. Rep. Raymond Dehn, DFL-Minneapolis, introduced a bill Tuesday, Jan. 22, that would put recreational marijuana legalization on the ballot in 2020. The measure must pass through the House and Senate before it could appear on the ballot as a constitutional amendment. “The primary purpose is to end prohibition,” Dehn said.
ST. PAUL — The University of Minnesota is seeking an $87 million bump in state funding over the next two years, and even that won’t keep students from having to pay more for tuition. University President Eric Kaler made a case for the increase in funding at the Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 9, touting the university’s economic impact and bringing in students and faculty to speak to the work they do in the state.
ST. PAUL — An unexpected shuffling of Minnesota's political landscape has put two rural congressional districts held by Democrats up for grabs, drawing the attention — and money — of national interest groups.
ST. PAUL—Nearly a quarter of Minnesota's registered voters cast ballots in Tuesday's state primary elections, with DFL voters nearly doubling the turnout of Republicans. Around 780,000 of the state's registered 3.2 million voters had cast ballots as of 10:40 p.m., with 83 percent of precincts reporting. More than 500,000 primary voters filled out DFL ballots.