The Republican-controlled House has passed a bill from Rep. Sean Duffy to drop legal protections for gray wolves across the lower 48 states. The bill would still need Senate approval before going to the president for consideration.
In his first media appearance since losing the Wisconsin governor's race, Scott Walker says he does not see the loss as a rejection but rather a result of higher voter turnout. Walker pointed out that he received more votes than any other time he's run.
Gov. Mark Dayton says he suffered lung damage after his latest surgery, keeping him at Mayo Clinic for a month. His office did not formally update his status until Minnesota Public Radio reported this week that Dayton was still hospitalized.
Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos has met with Gov. Scott Walker to discuss Republican plans to limit powers of the governor's office before Democrat Tony Evers takes office. Vos says he hopes Walker will be supportive of the ideas.
Gov. Scott Walker says he hasn't spoken with the media since his election defeat out of "decency." The governor has not held any public events and his office has not responded to media requests, which the governor now says is an effort to let Gov.-elect Toy Evers have his time to talk about his transition.
Assembly Democrats have picked Gordon Hintz to lead them again this session. The caucus re-elected Hintz as leader during a meeting Tuesday. He was the only nominee.
As he prepares to take office as Minnesota governor, Tim Walz has met with former Gov. Jesse Ventura. Ventura urged Walz to move forward with legalizing marijuana for recreational use.
Jeff Johnson says he is retiring from politics after losing his bid for Minnesota governor a second time. The Republican will continue to serve on the Hennepin County Board for another two years.