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Bill Could Make Buying Concert Tickets More Transparent

Getting your hands on a hot concert ticket can be frustrating and some Minnesota lawmakers want to change that.

03/14/2013

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Talking Points: Gun Control Bills Debated This Week

This week is the deciding one for a bill to create universal background checks for gun sales in Minnesota.

03/10/2013

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Gun Control Advocates Upset By Support For Watered-Down Bill

An unexpected twist came Wednesday in the efforts at the Capitol to curb gun violence. A majority of the House is now backing a new plan to modestly revise the state’s gun laws.

03/06/2013

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Pranking 911? Minn. Bill Would Stiffen Penalties

Minnesota lawmakers want to put prank callers to 911 emergency lines on notice that future fake calls could come at a price.

03/03/2013

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Bill Would Shield Minn. Coaches From Parent Gripes

Minnesota high school coaches could soon have a bit more job protection.

03/02/2013

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After WCCO Report, Lawmaker Wants Playgrounds Safer, Cleaner

There’s a call for change after a WCCO report. Last week, WCCO shared the results of a germ test from some Twin Cities indoor playgrounds.

02/28/2013

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Silica Bill With Moratorium Passes 1st Stop

A state Senate committee approved a one-year moratorium on new silica sand mines on Tuesday as part of a senator’s broader effort to increase oversight of the booming industry.

02/26/2013

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Bill Would Let Minn. Hockey, Hoops Fans Buy Beer

After a season of liquor sales at TCF Bank Stadium, a state lawmaker wants to allow hockey and basketball fans at the University of Minnesota to buy beer and wine.

02/21/2013

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Personal Care Givers Hope To Vote On Unionizing

Thousands of Minnesota’s personal care attendants are asking state lawmakers to allow them to vote on a union.

02/20/2013

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Dayton Signs Bill Giving State Employees Raise

Gov. Mark Dayton has signed a bill giving tens of thousands of state employees a 2 percent raise.

02/19/2013

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Bill Hopes To Stop Unethical Breeders In Minnesota

Animal advocates went to the Capitol looking for some high profile support from Minnesota’s official first dog owner.

02/19/2013

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Bill Would Enshrine ‘Minnesota Blue’ Poem In Law

A poem that serves as a tribute to the state of Minnesota is in line for a tribute itself.

02/13/2013

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Interim Xcel Rate Hike Showing Up In Electricity Bills

It takes a lot of poles, plants and power lines to satisfy Minnesota’s demand for electricity. Xcel Energy has been meeting that challenge for decades.

02/11/2013

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Best Of Minnesota: Bakery

The hunt for Best of Minnesota: Bakery saw the biggest response from WCCO viewers in the history of the franchise.

02/02/2013

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Franken Seeks To Expand Mental Health Care

Sen. Al Franken is unveiling a bill to increase funding for mental health problems in prisons and jails.

01/09/2013

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