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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

Obama Makes Statement On Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

U.S. House Passes Senate Fiscal Cliff Bill

Past its own New Year’s deadline, a weary Congress sent President Barack Obama legislation to avoid a national “fiscal cliff” of middle class tax increases and spending cuts late Tuesday night in the culmination of a struggle that strained America’s divided government to the limit.

01/01/2013

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Family With Both Parents Battling Cancer Thankful For Support

An Eden Prairie family is asking for the gift of health this holiday, after both parents started treatment for cancer on the same day.

12/21/2012

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Congressman Paulsen Hopes To Stop Medical Tech Tax

Minnesota Republican Representative Erik Paulsen is pleased that the U.S. House of Representatives passed his bill, but says there is more work to be done.

06/10/2012

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Top Minn. Senate Dem Seeks Hearing On Legal Bill

The top Democrat in the Minnesota Senate is insisting on a public hearing before he’ll sign off on a $46,000 legal bill stemming from the firing of a high-ranking staff member.

05/31/2012

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Dayton Signs $975M Vikings Stadium Bill

Gov. Mark Dayton has signed a bill to build a nearly $1 billion stadium for the Minnesota Vikings.

05/14/2012

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