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Bear Researcher To Meet With Dayton Next Week

Bear researcher Lynn Rogers is getting his wish to meet with Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton as he makes a last-ditch appeal to keep his permits to radio-collar wild bears and place video cameras in their dens.

07/15/2013

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Embattled Bear Researcher Taking Fight To Top

Embattled bear researcher Lynn Rogers is hoping to take his fight to the top. He said Wednesday he’s trying to get a meeting with Gov. Mark Dayton to appeal a Department of Natural Resources decision not to renew his permits to radio-collar wild bears and place video cameras in their dens. The Ely-based researcher has a devoted following, but he’s run afoul of DNR officials who say he’s made wild bears too comfortable around humans and question the scientific value of his work.

07/03/2013

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Minn. Senate Votes To Raise Gas Tax By 5 Cents

In a sudden shift Friday, the Minnesota Senate revived the possibility of raising the gas tax for roadwork and a metropolitan area sales tax for mass transit projects by making over what had been a stand-pat transportation finance plan.

05/10/2013

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Minn. Business Groups Launch Anti-Tax Ad Campaign

A coalition of Minnesota business groups on Wednesday launched statewide campaign-style advertising that’s critical of tax increase proposals from Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative Democrats.

04/10/2013

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Dayton Must Sell Sales Tax Change To Fellow DFLers

State Rep. Ben Lien is a freshman Democrat from Moorhead, where clothing merchants enjoy an advantage over competitors in Fargo just across the river because Minnesota doesn’t have a sales tax on apparel.

01/23/2013

Downtown East

Forecast: Stadium-Bound Gambling Revenues Lagging

Gambling revenues intended to help pay the state’s share of a new Minnesota Vikings stadium are coming in slower than expected.

12/05/2012

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