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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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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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