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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

Minnesota lawmakers, highlighted by Gov. Mark Dayton and Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak, teamed up with Vikings star defensive end Jared Allen on Saturday at the Mall of America to rally superfans in an effort to get the stadium bill signed.

Dayton To Sign Vikings Stadium Bill On Monday

Tomorrow will be another big day at the Capitol for Vikings fans — as Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton signs the stadium bill into law.

05/13/2012

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Talking Points: Dicey Political Landscape Over Vikes Stadium

Among the more controversial statements on the stadium all week was one made by House Speaker Kurt Zellers on KFAN radio where he said he hoped the stadium bill passed but he planned to vote against it.

05/06/2012

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Seniority Still Rules In Minn. Teacher Layoffs

Gov. Mark Dayton has vetoed a bill that would have let schools lay off teachers based on their performance rather than simply on seniority.

05/03/2012

Downtown East

Vikes Stadium ‘On The Clock’ At The Capitol

Earlier this week, the Vikings were “on the clock” in the draft. And now the Vikings Stadium is “on the clock” at the Capitol.

04/29/2012

Downtown East

Minn. GOP Lawmakers Want Game-Linked Stadium Taxes

Some Republican lawmakers at Minnesota’s Capitol have found tax increases they could support. They’re proposing new taxes on the Minnesota Vikings and their fans to pay for the $1 billion stadium proposal moving at the Capitol.

04/26/2012

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Dayton To Sign Bill Easing Beer Sales At TCF Bank

Cheers! A bill to allow beer sales at the University of Minnesota’s football stadium is headed for Gov. Mark Dayton’s desk.

04/23/2012

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Minn. Senate Rejects Bill To Move Primary To June

Minnesota’s primary election is likely to stay in August for the foreseeable future.

04/23/2012

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Dayton Signs Bill Upping Penalty For Adult Abuse

Gov. Mark Dayton has signed a bill that will make it a felony to intentionally abuse or neglect vulnerable adults.

04/18/2012

Downtown East

Vikings Stadium Bill Presses On In Minn. House

The Minnesota Vikings stadium plan is still in play.

04/05/2012

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Minn. House GOP Passes Bill Repaying School Aid

The Minnesota House has passed a bill to tap into state budget reserves in order to start repaying about $2.4 billion owed to Minnesota school districts.

04/02/2012

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