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Senate Approves Bill Retracting Commissioner Raises For Now

A bill temporarily slicing the paychecks of more than two dozen top state administrators is on the cusp of reaching their boss, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, who made clear Thursday that he’ll sign it.


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Final Vote Coming For Bill Altering Commissioner Raises

A bill that temporarily halts salary increases for Gov. Mark Dayton’s cabinet is being staged for final legislative votes as soon as Thursday.


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Top IT Official To Leave Gov. Dayton’s Cabinet

The state’s chief information officer is leaving Gov. Mark Dayton’s administration. Commissioner Carolyn Parnell will step down Jan. 5 to pursue other work. She announced her departure Tuesday in an email to employees. Dayton appointed Parnell in 2011.



Sports Verdict: Who’s The NBA’s Biggest Villain? LeBron James Vs. David Stern

As the feats, and really the legend of LeBron James grows ever larger, he has begun to transcend the game itself, much to the dismay of many fans. Consequently, is he, or Commissioner David Stern, the greatest villain currently in the NBA?


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Esme’s Blog: Lessons Of The NFL Bounty Scandal

This week one of my son’s friends quit middle school football. Too boring is the word. Too much talk about safety, lectures on the proper way to hit. How to take a hit. How to safely tackle.


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Ex-Freeborn Co. Commissioner Sentenced For Fraud

A former Freeborn County commissioner who ran a real estate closing company has been sentenced for stealing nearly $1 million from escrow accounts.


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DNR Commissioner Greets Employees With Cookie

Department of Natural Resource Commissioner Tom Landwehr welcomed several hundred employees back to work after the longest government shutdown in decades.



No Felony Charges Against Minn. Commissioner

No felony charges will be filed against a Washington County commissioner arrested last month on suspicion of domestic assault.


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Dayton, Lawmakers To Meet With NFL Commissioner

Gov. Mark Dayton and state lawmakers sponsoring a Vikings stadium bill have plans to meet with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to talk about the project.


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Minn. Senate Confirms Agriculture Commissioner

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Senate has confirmed David Frederickson to serve as state agriculture commissioner in the administration of Gov. Mark Dayton. The GOP-controlled Senate on Monday approved by voice vote the Democratic […]


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Minn. Senate OKs Shellito As Veterans Affairs Head

Larry Shellito has been confirmed by Minnesota’s Senate as state Veterans Affairs commissioner.


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Commissioner: Minn. Science Scores Disappointing

Minnesota’s education commissioner is calling the results of a federal test known as the Nation’s Report Card a wake-up call for the state.


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For 1st Time, Woman To Lead Minn. Public Safety

Minnesota’s new top cop comes from a suburban police department — and for the first time the job will be held by a woman.


Sertich To Be New IRRRB Commissioner

Gov. Mark Dayton has confirmed to the Mesabi Daily News in Virginia, Minn., that Rep. Tony Sertich will be the new Iron Range Resources & Rehabilitation Board commissioner.


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Ex-Minn. County Commissioner Faces Federal Charge

A former Freeborn County commissioner who operated a real estate closing company is now charged in federal court with stealing about $1 million from escrow accounts.


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New DNR Commissioner Suggests License Fee Scale

At Capra’s Bait and Sporting Goods, customers know that the cost of a license or stamp is the price of admission to Minnesota’s great outdoors.


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Dayton To Meet With NFL Commissioner In Minn.

Gov.-elect Mark Dayton says he will meet with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell before the Minnesota Vikings play outdoors at TCF Bank Stadium on Monday.


Minn. Gov. Tim Pawlenty addresses supporters at the Conservative Political Action Conference annual meeting Feb. 19, 2010 in Washington, D.C.

Pawlenty Jobs Chief To Head Minn. Restaurant Group

Gov. Tim Pawlenty’s jobs commissioner will move into a government relations role next year as head of a trade group for restaurants, hotels and resorts.