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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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Mpls. Company Is The ‘Valentine Capitol Of The World’

Kids are now giving out less traditional stuff for Valentine’s Day — the new stuff is light on hearts and heavy on stickers, magnets and games. And even better, a Minnesota company is at the heart of the trend.

02/14/2013

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