After Gov. Mark Dayton announced he would not accept a paycheck during the shutdown, we asked all the Minnesota legislators whether they would follow suit. While the vast majority didn't reply, we got some responses and put together a preliminary list. Now we've got our hands on the official li ... More >>
Big things going down under the dome.The GOP majority in the Minnesota legislature has already put out some pretty remarkable bills this session -- the ones doing away with pay equity for women, the one limiting welfare recipients to $20 in cash withdrawals, the one requiring welfare recipien ... More >>
The Strib's Kersten takes issue with church vs. state—but only when it involves Islam
Tim Pawlenty racked up more vetoes this year than any governor in Minnesota's history. Is this the man we want to be vice president?
Rural schools say chronic underfunding is leading them to desperate measures
After squawking about sex ed for years, DFLers turned prude once they took power
A report lets Fairview off the hook in the Miles case.
Amid Republican gains nationwide, state Dems narrow the lege gap
The federal No Child Left Behind law is threatening to wreck public education in Minnesota and elsewhere. That's what it was designed to do.
Keep a close eye on my left hand...
As long as the bugs don't read the paper.