With her boss back in St. Paul recuperating from hip surgery, Tina Smith is front and center in Gov. Mark Dayton’s re-election effort, retracing the campaign route through coffee shops, cafes and businesses similar to one the governor traveled over the past 35 years building his political name.
Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk spearheaded an initiative to divert taconite mining taxes to the schools.
Three-year discussion will decide how many deer are enough for hunters, too much for the woods.
Some states require labels disclosing use of genetically modified ingredients, but Minnesota’s big foodmakers oppose such initiatives.
New surcharge on vehicle registrations will allow Hennepin, Ramsey to tackle backlog of road projects.