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Nearly 700 State Workers Earn More Than $100K

There was a lot of debate at the Capitol this year about pay raises for Minnesota lawmakers. But a WCCO investigation found soaring salaries are actually going to state employees who work as staff members.

05/22/2013

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For The 1st Time A Century, Beer Might Flow At Minn. Capitol

There are few other places in the historic Minnesota State Capitol where beer drinking should be more welcome: The basement cafeteria, styled as a German Rathskeller. Now, for the first time in almost 100 years, alcohol may be available on certain occasions.

05/22/2013

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Minn. Legislature Allows Beer, Wine Sales In Capitol

Your favorite brew may soon be available for purchase at the state Capitol. The Legislature passed a bill Monday that includes a provision that directs the city of St. Paul to issue and on-sale wine and malt liquor license to the Capitol cafeteria. The bill now goes to Gov. Mark Dayton.

05/20/2013

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Downed Minn. Projects Bill May Be Back But Slimmer

Top Minnesota lawmakers are searching for a way to assemble a slimmed-down construction projects bill that would include renovation funding for the state Capitol.

05/19/2013

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Lawmakers Debate Until Early Sunday On Daycare, Education

With the session officially ending on Monday, state lawmakers have been debating for the last 16 hours trying to wrap up some of the most contested issues this year.

05/19/2013

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Minn. Tax Bill Includes Cap On Property Tax Hikes

Many Minnesota cities and counties will see a big bump in their state aid, and for that they’re being required to tamp down property taxes.

05/19/2013

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After Dayton Signed The Bill, The Party Started

On Tuesday, Minnesota became the twelfth state to legalize same-sex marriage.

05/14/2013

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05/14/2013

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Over 2,500 Gather At Capitol For Historic Gay Marriage Vote

The few seconds before the vote on the Freedom to Marry Bill was the only quiet moment heard all day at the Capitol. Soon after, the eruption of screams, hugs and tears were unleashed. Andie Schwartz was overwhelmed with joy after the vote. “I don’t even have words right now. I spent a long time wishing that I was the same as everyone else, and now I really am,” Schwartz said. I’m a real Minnesotan now.”

05/13/2013

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Outdoor Concert To Immediately Follow Dayton’s Signing Of Gay Marriage Bill

An outdoor music concert will be held Tuesday evening at St. Paul’s Ecolab Plaza to celebrate Governor Mark Dayton’s signing of the Freedom to Marry Bill. The “Love is Law” concert will start around 6 p.m., beginning with a procession from the Capitol lawn to downtown St. Paul – led by the Minnesota Freedom Band.

05/13/2013

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Dayton, Minn. DFL Leaders Reach Budget Deal

Gov. Mark Dayton and the Legislature’s top Democrats announced an agreement Sunday to raise taxes on Minnesota’s wealthier residents and cigarette sales and to spend the extra money on public schools and colleges, as well as on other areas.

05/12/2013

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Gay Marriage Bill Clears Minn. House Committee

A state House committee has approved a bill legalizing gay marriage in what could be a pivotal week for the issue at Minnesota’s Capitol.

05/06/2013

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Minn. Senate Moves To Fix Capitol With Tax Dollars

Minnesota senators are moving to pay for renovations of the state Capitol using tax dollars rather than through state borrowing for public construction projects.

04/24/2013

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Dayton Announces Re-Election Bid, Strikes Back At Attack Ads

Governor Dayton’s call to arms comes after a business group started running television ads that his claims contains “smears” and “lies.”

04/12/2013

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VP Biden Calls To Assess Minn. Gun Control Bills

Vice President Joe Biden is taking an interest in Minnesota’s gun law debate.

03/19/2013

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Bachmann Wants Wider I-94; Not Atop MnDOT List

Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann says she’s working to muster support in Minnesota and Washington for money to add a new Interstate 94 lane in each direction between the western suburbs and St. Cloud.

03/18/2013

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Major Insurance Overhaul Passes At Minn. Capitol

The NFL has agreed to pay $42 million as part of a settlement with a group of retired players who challenged the league over using their names and images without their permission.

03/18/2013

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Drug Court Officials To Rally At Minn. Capitol

Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Lorie Skjerven Gildea will join other judges and Gov. Mark Dayton at a rally to promote the state’s drug court system.

03/17/2013

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Bill Would Protect Underage Drinkers Who Call For Medical Help

Some University of Minnesota students are pushing for a bill at the Capitol that they say could save the lives of underage binge drinkers.

03/12/2013

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Capitol Switches Course To Alternate Gun Plan

Top Minnesota lawmakers are tacking toward new gun legislation that wouldn’t impose universal background checks for gun purchases.

03/04/2013

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Victims Of Child Abuse Fight To Change MN’s Statute Of Limitations

Victims of child sexual abuse were at the state capitol Thursday, fighting to change a Minnesota law that would allow survivors more time to take civil action.

02/28/2013

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Gun Control Advocates Lacking Organization

As large crowds lined the State Capitol hallways for gun violence hearings, gun control advocates admit they’ve been out-organized.

02/22/2013

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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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Senate Chairman: Gun Focus On Background Checks

The Minnesota Senate Judiciary Committee chairman says his focus in gun control legislation will be on expanded background checks, not banning assault weapons.

02/18/2013

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Gun Control Supporters Rally Outside Capitol

Supporters of stricter gun control laws rallied Monday afternoon at the Minnesota State Capitol, urging the Minnesota legislature to pass all the bills that are before them.

02/18/2013

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