Government & Politics

The Chauvin jury is more racially diverse than the city of...

The jury that will decide whether Derek Chauvin is guilty of murder or manslaughter in the death of George Floyd is more racially diverse...

Q&A: Rep. Barb Haley, potential GOP candidate for governor

Rep. Barb Haley, R-Red Wing, is a rising star in the House GOP in just her third-term. She’s the minority whip, and Republicans say...

Judge rules Derek Chauvin trial will remain in Minneapolis, ruling against...

Derek Chauvin’s murder trial will go on, and won’t move elsewhere in the state, a judge decided Friday after a week of courtroom consternation...

Minnesota budget picture comes into focus as federal stimulus dollars pour...

Minnesota lawmakers have two months to negotiate a new state budget or risk going into legislative overtime.  When the year started, the Legislature was facing...

Legislator’s job as teacher union lawyer raises conflict of interest concerns

Rep. Cedrick Frazier, DFL-New Hope, is pushing for laws to change Minnesota's teacher license system this session, which also happens to be a legislative...

‘Vaccine passports’ that show you’re inoculated are on the way

WASHINGTON — More than 70 million Americans have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine — and along with that shot, a...

Q&A with Rep. Cedrick Frazier, labor lawyer who replaced longest serving...

Rep. Cedrick Frazier, DFL-New Hope, grew up in a low-income neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago, where gun violence and drug trafficking were...

Native leaders in Minnesota celebrate Haaland’s historic confirmation to head Interior

U.S. Rep. Debra Haaland made history on Monday when she became the first Native American to ever be confirmed by the U.S. Senate to...

Chauvin attorney seeks delay, prospective juror dismissed after city settles with...

The defense lawyer for former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin made a flurry of motions Monday morning in response to an unprecedented $27 million...

‘They’re going to take the baby’: Foster care barriers keep families...

Lakecia and Rhonald Gant lost their 27-year-old daughter when she was murdered in 2019, leaving them to care for their 2-year-old granddaughter.  Days later, Lakecia...