Latest Minnesota state government News

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Feb. 14, 2024 07:31 AM EST

Minneapolis Star Tribune. February 10, 2024. Editorial: Set modest goals for legislative session After four years of major policy changes — and big spending — here’s hoping for a return to normalcy in even-year work at the State Capitol. After...

IRS gives Minnesota a final 'no' on exempting state tax rebates from federal taxes

Feb. 01, 2024 12:08 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service says the nearly $1 billion in state tax rebates sent to more than 2 million Minnesotans last fall will be subject to federal income taxes, despite pleas from state officials. The federal tax bite out of the checks and direct deposits...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Jan. 24, 2024 07:11 AM EST

Minneapolis Star Tribune. January 23, 2024. Editorial: Expand state’s EV charging network “Range anxiety” is a legitimate concern that can only be relieved by adequate infrastructure. It’s just part of our culture, whether it’s driving to see...

Another Minnesota Supreme Court Justice announces retirement

Jan. 16, 2024 18:25 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Margaret Chutich, the first openly gay justice on the state's highest court, announced her retirement Tuesday. Her resignation gives Democratic Gov. Tim Walz two openings on the high court that he now needs to fill, and when he...

FBI calls bomb threats that led to brief lockdowns and evacuations of some state capitols a hoax

Jan. 03, 2024 21:07 PM EST

A bomb threat emailed to officials in several states early Wednesday briefly disrupted government affairs and prompted some state capitol evacuations, but no explosives were found and federal officials quickly dismissed the threats as a hoax. The threats follow a spate of false...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Jan. 03, 2024 07:15 AM EST

Minneapolis Star Tribune. December XX, 2023. Editorial: Positive news on jobs, population Credit employers and workers for Minnesota’s enduring employment growth. More jobs. More people. Minnesota’s employment and population trends are going in the...

Minnesota panel chooses new state flag featuring North Star to replace old flag seen as racist

Dec. 19, 2023 14:26 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota's new state flag should feature an eight-pointed North Star against a dark blue background shaped like the state, with a solid light blue field at the right, a special commission decided Tuesday as it picked a replacement for an older design that many...

Minnesota edges close to picking new state flag to replace design offensive to Native Americans

Dec. 15, 2023 18:45 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A state commission selected a basic design concept Friday for a new state flag for Minnesota to replace a current banner that is considered offensive to Native Americans, but will need more time to add the finishing touches. The final choice came down to two...