At The Capitol

by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol Reporter One Republican fewer is running for Congress in the 6th Congressional District. Sen. John Pederson, of St. Cloud, has dropped out of the scramble to replace Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann. In a statement, Pederson said he could not balance the priorities in his life and continue as a candidate. […]

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by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol Reporter One proposed bonding project under fire is the Senate office building. A provision for the project was contained in last year’s tax bill, exactly where it should not have been, argued former St. Cloud lawmaker Jim Knoblach, who has filed suit, claiming the language is unconstitutional. Senate DFL leaders […]

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To protect Minnesota schoolchildren from forecasted dangerously cold weather, Governor Mark Dayton announced today that all of the state’s K-12 public schools will be closed Monday, Jan. 6. The National Weather Service predicts that most of the state will experience the coldest temperatures in a decade next Monday, with lows reaching -30 degrees and wind […]

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