Happy Birthday Minnesota

Minnesota Report On Thursday, May 11th, Minnesota turns 165 years of age, and the chandelier at the top of the Capitol Rotunda will be switched on. This is the only time this occurs and it will burn for 24 hours. This week is dubbed Statehood Week and various...

Students Stage a Die-In

Students from a number of Southwest Minneapolis Schools came to the State Capitol and staged a Die-In in front of the House Chamber while it was in session. They remained mostly silent and immobile on the floor where some had small paper signs with slogans like,...

The End Game Cometh

In preparation for the final hours of the 2007-08 legislative session, we thought some of the conversations we have had with members were worth noting. The Governor Tim Pawlenty (R-MN) linchpin of the tax bill is the 3.9% cap on property taxes. This is generally...

The Capitol Chandelier is Lit All Week

Normally, the crystal chandelier in the Capitol dome is only lit on the anniversary of our statehood—May11th. But, due to a commemoration of our sesquicentennial and the declaration of state week the light is lit for the entirety. If you would like to photograph the...

The Capitol Chandelier is Lit All Week

Normally, the crystal chandelier in the Capitol dome is only lit on the anniversary of our statehood—May11th. But, due to the commemoration of our sesquicentennial and the declaration of state week the light is lit for the entirety. If you would like to photograph the...