Latest Minnesota state government News

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Aug. 15, 2022 18:02 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 24 overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling was expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Reincarceration order dropped for 18 Minnesotans

Aug. 15, 2022 12:39 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Department of Corrections has dropped its order that 18 prisoners who were released from prison to protect their health during the coronavirus pandemic report back to prison. The state had ordered the 18 to return to prison by Monday. But, a...

Iron Range Sen. David Tomassoni dies of ALS complications

Aug. 12, 2022 13:38 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — State Sen. David Tomassoni, a veteran lawmaker from northern Minnesota's Iron Range who championed efforts to find a cure for ALS, has died of complications from the neurological disease, the Minnesota Senate announced Friday. He was 69. Tomassoni died Thursday...

Primary buoys GOP hopes in Minnesota attorney general race

Aug. 10, 2022 18:49 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A primary victory by a political novice has raised Republican hopes for winning the Minnesota attorney general's office for the first time in over 50 years. Financial attorney Jim Schultz's win over Doug Wardlow on Tuesday set him up to challenge Democratic...

Jill Abahsain wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Minnesota's 7th Congressional District.

Aug. 10, 2022 15:58 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jill Abahsain wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Minnesota's 7th Congressional District.

Jeff Ettinger wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Minnesota's 1st Congressional District.

Aug. 10, 2022 15:54 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jeff Ettinger wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Minnesota's 1st Congressional District.

May Lor Xiong wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Minnesota's 4th Congressional District.

Aug. 10, 2022 15:54 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — May Lor Xiong wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Minnesota's 4th Congressional District.

Pete Stauber wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Minnesota's 8th Congressional District.

Aug. 10, 2022 15:52 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pete Stauber wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Minnesota's 8th Congressional District.

Betty McCollum wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Minnesota's 4th Congressional District.

Aug. 10, 2022 15:51 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Betty McCollum wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Minnesota's 4th Congressional District.

Brad Finstad wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Minnesota's 1st Congressional District.

Aug. 10, 2022 15:51 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Brad Finstad wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Minnesota's 1st Congressional District.