Minnesota House Republicans urge Gov. Walz to ease business restrictions

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KVRR) – With COVID-19 case counts and hospitalizations on the decline in Minnesota, Republicans are calling on Gov. Tim Walz to loosen restrictions. House Minority Leader Rep. Kurt Daudt says Minnesota is lagging behind neighboring and other states in reopening restaurants and events. Walz has said he plans on announcing new guidelines in the coming days. Rep….

Minnesota House Capital Investment Committee Stops in Moorhead on Tour

Representatives see local projects that have been submitted to get state funding

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The Minnesota House Capital Investment Committee is on a tour across the Twin Cities and Northwest Minnesota. The group stopped at MSUM to learn about the renovation of Weld Hall. They also toured the 11th Street railroad grade separation in Moorhead. Representatives go a tour each year before the bonding bill to see local projects that have…

Governor Dayton Keeps His Promise And Vetoes Tax Code Bill

Dayton wants the Legislature to address his request for emergency aid to schools

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Gov. Mark Dayton has kept his promise and vetoed a bill that would have aligned Minnesota’s state tax code with federal changes passed last year. The Democratic governor rejected the bill passed by the GOP-controlled Legislature with about 20 grade-school students standing behind him at a St. Paul school. Dayton said the bill tilted toward the…

Minnesota Republican Representative Accused Of Sexual Misconduct

Rod Hamilton Self-Reported The Allegations To Minnesota House Officials

    ST. PAUL, Minn. — Another Minnesota lawmaker is accused of inappropriate sexual conduct. Emily Schlecht filed a report of sexual misconduct against Republican Representative Rod Hamilton. She says Hamilton touched her inappropriately and kissed her without her consent at his apartment. The representative has since been suspended as chairman of the Agriculture Finance Committee. Hamilton has said he…

State Rep. Erin Maye Quade Ends Her Gun Legislation Sit-In

First-Term Lawmaker Sat on House Floor For 24-Hours

ST. PAUL, Minn. — A Democratic lawmaker has finished a 24-hour sit-in on the Minnesota House floor to protest inaction on gun control legislation. Colleagues showed up to show their support for State Rep. Erin Maye Quade during the sit-in. The first-term lawmaker from Apple Valley said her overnight protest underscores the growing frustration and urgency for lawmakers to act…

Minnesota House Passes Real ID Bill, Senate to Consider it Next

The bill will allow anyone with a Minnesota ID or driver's license to pass through airport security

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota lawmakers have reached a deal on bringing the state’s driver’s licenses and ID cards up to federal security standards. The House overwhelmingly passed the bill and now it heads to the Senate. The bill will allow anyone with a Minnesota ID or driver’s license to pass through airport security. Congress put a deadline for…