• Dayton taps ex-Minnesota court chief for stadium agency

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton tapped former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Kathleen Blatz to be interim chairwoman of the state’s embattled oversight agency of the Minnesota Vikings’ stadium on Thursday, installing a fresh face to lead a board that’s been wracked by ethical questions surrounding the use of luxury suites for friends and family.

    Updated: 1:53 pm

  • State lawmakers channel grief into fight against opioids

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — In statehouses across the country, lawmakers with loved ones who fell victim to drugs are leading the fight against the nation’s deadly opioid-abuse crisis, drawing on tragic personal experience to attack the problem.

  • Uncertainty over Vikings stadium leadership after dustup

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — There’s some uncertainty over who will run the Minnesota Vikings’ new stadium after a dustup over the oversight authority’s use of luxury suites culminated in the exit of two top officials.