Sen. Dziedzic, Rep. Jordan, and Rep. Noor on the Minneapolis ballot question initiative

allot question on public safety. The court requested paperwork by 5 p.m. Wednesday. The amendment to the city’s charter would replace the Minneapolis Police Department with a new Department of Public Safety. Read More

Leader López Franzen celebrates the start of Hispanic Heritage Month

15 marks the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month – a celebration of both Hispanic and Latinx culture in America. This month celebrates the fundamental contributions that the Hispanic and Latinx communities have made to the growth, vitality, and culture of America. Read More

People of Color and Indigenous Caucus on the Election of Melisa López Franzen as DFL Caucus Leader

The Minnesota Senate and House of Representatives People of Color and Indigenous (POCI) Caucus members congratulate Senator Melissa López Franzen on her newly elected position as the Senate DFL leader. We are confident in her abilities to lead the Senate Minority caucus from a deep sense of service and advocacy to every community and region of… Read More

Senate DFL elect Melisa López Franzen as caucus leader

Senate DFLers elected a new Senate Minority Leader. Senator Melisa López Franzen (DFL-Edina) was elected to the leadership position after Senator Susan Kent announced she was stepping down earlier this month.  “It is truly an honor to be elected by my colleagues to serve as the next Senate DFL Caucus Leader. Our caucus represents the values… Read More

Senator Foung Hawj condemns vandalization of the Hmong Cultural Center Museum

In the early morning hours of September 8, the Hmong Cultural Center Museum in St. Paul was vandalized, causing damage to the front of the museum. Spray painted on the front of the building was a slogan associated with a white supremacist group.  Read More

Senator Kent announces retirement, stepping down as DFL Leader

Senate DFL Leader Susan Kent (DFL-Woodbury) announces today that after serving in the Minnesota Senate for 10 years, she will retire at the end of her term next year and not seek re-election. The decision was based on her need to focus more on her family, particularly her mother who needs her attention and support… Read More

Senator Carlson Congratulates Bo Thao-Urabe on Appointment to University of Minnesota Board of Regents

Governor Walz appointed Bo Thao-Urabe, executive director and co-founder of the Coalition of Asian American Leaders, as a University of Minnesota Regent Tuesday. Her appointment will allow her to fulfill the 6-year term of former Regent Kao Ly Ilean Her, who passed away unexpectedly in May.  Read More

Senator Rest Statement on Retirement of Legislative Auditor Nobles

h the state of Minnesota, most recently as Legislative Auditor, James Nobles has announced his retirement, effective October 5. Senator Ann Rest (DFL-New Hope) released the following statement. Read More

MN Representatives and Senators Urge Mask Requirement for State Fair Attendees

Today, Representatives Kelly Morrison and Liz Boldon and Senators Matt Klein, Chris Eaton and Erin Murphy sent a letter to the Minnesota State Agricultural Society and State Fair Board of Managers urging them to implement a mandatory mask policy for all State Fair attendees. Each of the cosigners has a significant background in healthcare. The… Read More

Senator López Franzen joins the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials as a Board Member

The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) announced their new board members and officers for its 2021–2022 term. State Senator Melisa López Franzen (DFL-Edina) was appointed as a first-term board member. Read More