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Push To Block Water Quality Standards That Protect Wild Rice

A Minnesota House committee is considering a bill that would prevent the state from enforcing water quality standards designed to protect wild rice for at least two years.


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Dayton Says He Will Sign House Medical Pot Bill

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has sent a letter to House and Senate sponsors of their respective medical-marijuana bills. Dayton said he would sign the bill into law if legislators adopted the House version as is. Dayton sent the letter to Minneapolis Democratic Sen. Scott Dibble and Hibbing Democratic Rep. Carly Melin soon after the House passed a medical-marijuana proposal on Friday.


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Minn. House Passes Bill To Close Gender Pay Gap

Minnesota lawmakers are considering a bill that aims to close the pay gap between men and women. Data from the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota show that the median full-time annual earnings of a woman in the state is about $10,000 less than a man’s.


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Gov. Dayton Says Still Time For Medical Pot Deal

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says there’s still time in the legislative session to negotiate an agreement on medical marijuana.


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MN House Back To Full Strength As New Rep. Joins

The newest member of the Minnesota House has officially taken office.


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DFL’s Melin Wins Iron Range House Seat

The Iron Range will be represented in the Minnesota House by the first new Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party legislator in a decade.


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Democrat Leading In Vote To Fill Minn. House Seat

Democrat Carly Melin is leading in a special election to represent a Minnesota House district on the Iron Range.


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Iron Range Voters To Fill Vacant Minn. House Seat

Voters in a Minnesota House district on the Iron Range pick a new state representative on Tuesday.


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Democrat Criticizes GOP Ad Using Hunter, Gun

A Democrat running in a special election for a northern Minnesota House seat is criticizing an ad that shows a hunter sighting along a gun with the line “take your best shot.”


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Hibbing Attorney Wins Dem. Primary

A Hibbing attorney has won a Democratic primary for a Minnesota House seat last held by former state Rep. Tony Sertich.


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Iron Range Dems Pick From 5 For Open House Seat

Democrats on the Iron Range go to the polls Tuesday in a special primary election for an open Minnesota House seat.