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2-11-14 The Morning Take On The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

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02/11/2014

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Office Dispute Adds Minn. Capitol Redo Uncertainty

Minnesota lawmakers have been told that a final decision on a new Senate Office Building must be made within weeks or a related renovation of the state Capitol will cost more and take longer.

02/10/2014

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Minn.’s Dayton To Name New Running Mate Tuesday

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has picked his new running mate and will announce the decision on Tuesday. Dayton’s campaign said the new political team would appear at a union hall near the Capitol. The Democrat seeking a second term is replacing Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon on this year’s ticket after she said she would only serve one term.

02/03/2014

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Dayton Questions Civil War Murals In His Office

Gov. Mark Dayton is playing art critic as he questions whether a stately meeting room in his office suite at the Capitol still need five separate murals depicting Civil War battle scenes.

01/21/2014

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Panel Suggests New Rules For Minn. Capitol Guns

Gun owners who want to legally carry weapons into the Minnesota Capitol could soon have to provide more precise information to authorities. An Advisory Committee on Capitol Security voted 3-2 on Thursday to recommend a change to state law.

01/09/2014

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Minnesota Capitol To Be Restored To Former Glory

Drawn from a quarry in north Georgia and then meticulously carved in Toronto, the gleaming white marble for the Minnesota Capitol exterior travels quite the path before crews restoring the building put the stone into place.

12/22/2013

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Minn. Republicans Relocate HQ From Capitol Area

Minnesota Republicans are taking their party headquarters from the shadow of the state Capitol to a less-glamorous neighborhood in Minneapolis. The move was announced Monday and will be made by the end of January.

12/09/2013

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Minn. Governor Plots Office Move Amid Capitol Redo

Minnesota’s governor is losing his office — literally. Gov. Mark Dayton and his staff have about six months left in their two-floor suite before a massive renovation to the century-old Capitol displaces them.

12/03/2013

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Constitutionality Of MN’s Sex Offender Program Questioned

Minnesota senators who met Monday at the Capitol say they must act quickly to modify the state’s sex offender treatment program before a federal judge does it for them. The judge has said lawmakers must alter the state’s system of keeping sex offenders in indefinite custody after they finish prison terms, or risk a ruling that it’s unconstitutional. Former Minnesota Chief Justice Eric Magnuson heads a task force that’s working to revise Minnesota’s sex offender treatment rules. “The way you are operating, it does not work because nobody gets treated, and nobody gets out,” Magnuson said. “And it is, in effect, a life sentence.”

11/18/2013

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Late-Night Wis. Session Gets Downright Goofy

It’s said nothing good ever happens after midnight. Or maybe it’s 10 p.m. Or 2 a.m. No matter. When it comes to the Wisconsin Assembly, whenever it gets dark outside things tend to get goofy.

11/15/2013

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Minn. Capitol Security Panel Revisits Gun Issue

An advisory committee on Minnesota Capitol security is preparing recommendations that could include a new notification process for handgun permit holders who want to bring firearms into the building.

11/05/2013

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10-31-13 Senator Klobuchar On The Morning News With Dave Lee

The latest on Food Stamp cuts….going into affect tomorrow.

10/31/2013

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Dayton: Hip Problem Won’t Deter Re-Election Bid

Gov. Mark Dayton says an ongoing problem with pain in his left hip isn’t going to affect his intention to run for re-election next year.

10/22/2013

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10-16-13 The Morning Take With Dave Lee!

Amy Klobuchar’s star still rising?

10/16/2013

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Minn. Capitol Lawn About To Go As Renovation Nears

Minnesota’s front lawn is about to be ripped up. As soon as this week, crews working on the state Capitol renovation project will begin taking up big sections of the green space in front of the building.

08/25/2013

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