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Good Question: Why Are Men Still Expected To Pay On Dates?

A new study presented at the American Sociological Association’s annual meeting found men far more likely to pick up the tab on the first few dates.

08/13/2013

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Sen. Franken: Immigration Reform Bill Good For MN

A U.S. senator said a reform bill isn’t just good for our broken immigration system. At the State Capitol Monday afternoon, Sen. Al Franken said the bill is also good for Minnesota farms and businesses.

07/01/2013

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Legislators Come Up Short: Student Loan Rates Double

Interest rates for student loans have doubled. The House and Senate failed to come up with a compromised bill during this past session, so the subsidized Stafford Loan rates jumped today from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent.

07/01/2013

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Minn. House Finally Passes Day Care Union Bill

The Minnesota House has passed a bill that allows a union drive among home day care providers and personal care attendants after about 10 hours of debate strung out over more than two days.

05/20/2013

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Downed Minn. Projects Bill May Be Back But Slimmer

Top Minnesota lawmakers are searching for a way to assemble a slimmed-down construction projects bill that would include renovation funding for the state Capitol.

05/19/2013

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Minn. Tax Bill Includes Cap On Property Tax Hikes

Many Minnesota cities and counties will see a big bump in their state aid, and for that they’re being required to tamp down property taxes.

05/19/2013

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PAC Stands By Lawmakers Who Passed Gay Marriage

On Wednesday, lawmakers who took a risk by supporting the bill are getting some political help. A political action committee has formed just for them, as lawmakers who voted yes might need help to get re-elected — some admitted the vote might have hurt them back home.

05/15/2013

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Minn. Senate Readies For Gay Marriage Vote

Minnesota’s Senate is scheduled to debate and vote Monday on a bill to add the state to the growing list of those that allow gay marriage. It’s the last step before Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton, who has promised to sign legislation.

05/12/2013

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Dayton Not Keen On Democrat’s Tax Hike Bill

Minnesota Senate Democrats passed a sweeping tax hike bill on Monday that includes a sales tax on clothing.

04/30/2013

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Tech Firm Near Win In Quiet Push For Minn. Breaks

In early February, a development agency in Gov. Mark Dayton’s administration made a deal with a giant pharmaceutical company: The state would explore grants and tax breaks that could yield almost 200 high-wage jobs all while keeping Baxter Healthcare Group’s name out of the public conversation.

04/28/2013

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Minn. House OKs Bill With $150M More For College

Minnesota’s state House has backed a higher education financing package that architects say will freeze undergraduate tuition at public colleges for two years.

04/25/2013

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Minn. Senate Passes Bill Altering Job Applications

In a nod to second chances, the Minnesota Senate has approved a bill that would bar employers from asking about a person’s criminal history on job applications.

04/20/2013

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Talking Points: Expanding Background Checks For Gun Sales

The U.S. Senate will be taking up a gun control bill that calls for expanding background checks to online and gun show sales.

04/14/2013

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Esme’s Blog: A Sandy Hook Mother’s Plea

Today Francine Wheeler, who lost her 6-year-old Ben in the Sandy Hook massacre, gave the President’s Saturday radio address pleading for action on gun control measures.

04/13/2013

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Lawmaker Seeks To Preserve MN-ND Hockey Rivalry

A Minnesota lawmaker wants to make sure the Minnesota-North Dakota men’s college hockey rivalry continues after the Gophers leave the WCHA.

03/21/2013

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