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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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Local Groups Hold Immigration Rally At The Capitol

Local groups, supporting new immigration reform plans, came to the state Capitol Wednesday supporting a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.

01/30/2013

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Woman’s Sign At Capitol Rally: ‘I Had An Abortion And I Regret It’

Colleen Tronson held a sign on the Capitol steps on Tuesday saying “I had an abortion and I regret it” as part of the anti-abortion rally.

01/22/2013

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Flat Tuition Pledge Central To University Aid Bid

Here’s a tradeoff University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler is pitching to state lawmakers: Boost aid to the school and tuition for in-state undergraduates won’t go up.

01/11/2013

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Reality Check: Minn. Legislature Boosts Pay Out Of Public Eye

New numbers from the Minnesota legislature show state lawmakers paid themselves more than a $1 million last year in per diem payments — out of the public eye.

01/07/2013

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Panel Urges More Guards At Minn. Capitol Complex

An advisory task force has forwarded proposed legislation to Minnesota lawmakers that would dramatically expand the Capitol complex security force.

01/07/2013

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Technology Offers Real-Time View Of Minn. Session

Anyone in Minnesota with the ambition, the time and the travel resources can get a front seat to the legislative process.

01/06/2013

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Latest Deficit Will Drive Minn. Capitol Session

New year, new faces, same old challenge in the Minnesota Legislature: a state budget that’s out of whack.

01/03/2013

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Latest Deficit Will Drive Minn. Capitol Action

New year, new faces, same old challenge in the Minnesota Legislature: a state budget that’s out of whack.

01/03/2013

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Minn. Saw Scrapes In Last Time With 1-Party Rule

One-party rule at Minnesota’s Capitol means that harmony, efficiency and common purpose will reign, right? Don’t bank on it.

12/23/2012

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New Fees Could Fall On Minn. Lobbyists, Candidates

A Minnesota campaign finance oversight board is weighing whether to impose new fees on lobbyists, candidates and political parties to address budget strains within the regulatory agency.

12/10/2012

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Bipartisanship Still Elusive At Minn. Capitol

hile there’s a lot on the agenda when Minnesota lawmakers return to St. Paul next month, the Capitol’s leaders gave no strong indication Monday that bipartisanship will be the new standard.

12/10/2012

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Signficant Security Upgrades Recommended For State Capitol

The State Capitol may be Minnesota’s most visible and open public building. But how safe is the Capitol and the buildings around it?

12/03/2012

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Capitol’s DFL Leaders Must Guard Against Overreach

The two Democrats who will lead the Legislature starting in January will have to manage Democratic ambitions as the party takes full control of the Capitol for the first time in over 20 years.

11/23/2012

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Ousted From Power, Minn. GOP Ponders Capitol Role

Booted from statehouse power, Minnesota Republicans must figure out whether their new role at the Capitol will be as the noisy opposition trying to impede the all-Democratic government, an accommodating minority content to scratch out small victories or something in between.

11/12/2012

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Take A Shadows & Spirits Tour At The Capitol

When most people go to a haunted house, they expect to be scared. But not inside the capitol building in St. Paul, as they have a tour going on right now for all ages.

10/20/2012

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11 Fire Departments Carry Memorial Sculpture To State Capitol

A new memorial to fallen firefighters is at the Capitol Tuesday after making a solemn journey.

09/25/2012

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Special Session Planned For August To Help Flood Victims

Top Minnesota lawmakers say they are putting aside politics to deal with severe flooding in northern Minnesota.

07/11/2012

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LRT Construction Creates Night Road Closures On Thursday, Friday

Beginning late Thursday, June 21, motorists in the eastern metro area should expect delays as closures take place inside the I-35E/I-94 Capitol Interchange in St. Paul.

06/16/2012

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At Session’s End, Was It Really A ‘Do Nothing’ Legislature?

For the first time in many weeks, the Minnesota Vikings stadium is not a story at the Capitol. But that doesn’t mean politicians weren’t busy kicking off the election campaign.

05/15/2012

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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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At Capitol, $47.5M Fund For Local Projects

Minnesota legislators have come up with a way to fund local development projects that relieves them of the hassle that comes from picking winners and losers.

05/08/2012

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On Eve Of Vote, Union Rallies In Support Of Vikes Stadium

Minnesota Vikings stadium enthusiasts are calling Monday’s vote “Game Day For Jobs.”

05/06/2012

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Stadium Vote Not 1st For Some Minn. Legislators

Stadium votes don’t run along party lines in the Minnesota Legislature and can be the most difficult — and visible — that lawmakers ever cast.

05/06/2012

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