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2 Minn. GOP Leaders Back Bachmann In W.H. bid

Two Minnesota legislative leaders are publicly backing Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann in her bid for president.


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GOP Lawmakers To Probe Paroles Of Minn. Murderers

Minnesota Republican leaders say they will hold hearings into the state corrections commissioner’s decisions to parole four convicted killers since January.


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Time Running Thin For Vikings Stadium To Get Done

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton plans to meet as early as Monday with top lawmakers and Vikings team officials to try to jumpstart the Vikings stadium talks.


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Is Governor Dayton Doing What Is Right For Minnesota With His Latest Offer?

The Governor has stated he will accept the June 30th Republican Proposal on 3 conditions. Is that leadership, is he caving in? You vote on the poll.


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Minn. Budget Talks Go To Wire; Shutdown Hours Away

After five days of secretive budget negotiations with Republican lawmakers, Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton said Tuesday that their next meeting will determine whether a state government shutdown can be avoided with just hours to spare.


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Dayton, GOP To Continue Budget Talks Sunday

Minnesota’s top leaders wrapped up a second day of budget talks Saturday by saying they plan to keep talking Sunday.


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Dayton Vetoes Republican Budget

Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed the entire budget from the Republican-controlled Legislature on Tuesday, guaranteeing that he will have to call a special session.


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Dayton Expects Minn. Budget Talks To Pick Up Speed

Gov. Mark Dayton says he expects budget talks with top Republican lawmakers to pick up in the coming days.


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Minn. GOP Legislative Leaders To Tour State

Republican leaders of the Minnesota Legislature will use the last day of state lawmakers’ Easter/Passover break to fly around Minnesota and tout their political agenda at stops in several cities.


Reality Check: MN Public Workers And Their WI Counterparts

Republican leaders in Minnesota say they’re not focused on legislation to remove collective bargaining rights.


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Both Sides Dig In Over Dayton’s Budget Proposal

Top legislative Republicans are slamming Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton’s budget plan as they fly around the state.


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GOP-Led Senate Panels Hold Hearing In Hibbing

Two Senate panels are bound for the Iron Range on Friday to talk about jobs and Minnesota’s business climate.


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Bill Undoing Minn. Nuclear Ban Gets Senate Hearing

The Minnesota Senate’s top leader is pushing to undo a state ban on new nuclear power plants.


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Minn. Senate, House To Shave Expense Allowances

Minnesota state senators will soon have to get by on a little less meal money.


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Day One Of Session Means New Leaders, New Members

It’s day one of the 2011 Minnesota Legislative Session and there are a lot of new faces at the State Capitol this year.


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New GOP Legislative Leaders Tour Minnesota

Republicans who will lead the Minnesota Legislature next year have embarked on a statewide tour after naming the heads of a revamped committee structure.


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Minn. GOP To Run Legislature With Fewer Panels

The new Republican majorities at the Minnesota Capitol are reducing the number of committees in what they call an attempt to make the legislative process more accessible to the public.


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Koch To Lead Minn. Senate, First Woman Ever In Job

State Sen. Amy Koch has won the top post in the Minnesota Senate, becoming the first woman to lead the chamber.