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Dayton To Sign Bill Aimed At Heroin Overdoses

The Minnesota on Wednesday overwhelmingly passed a bill to try to slow down a surge in state heroin deaths on Wednesday. The bill, called “Steve’s Law,” makes it easier to call 911 without penalty if there’s a heroin overdose. And it distributes a heroin antidote for overdose emergencies.

05/07/2014

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Minn. Lawmakers Object To Data-Breach Bill

Objections to a bill that would expand the victim-notification process after a retail or wholesale business data breach were strident and frequent during a hearing Tuesday afternoon of the Minnesota House commerce committee.

02/25/2014

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Cops, Lawmakers Not Seeing Eye-To-Eye On Medical Marijuana

The fight over legalizing medical marijuana in Minnesota again faces fierce opposition from law enforcement agencies. Gov. Mark Dayton has said he won’t support a law unless police departments sign off on it first.

02/12/2014

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Bill Would Let Minn. Hockey, Hoops Fans Buy Beer

After a season of liquor sales at TCF Bank Stadium, a state lawmaker wants to allow hockey and basketball fans at the University of Minnesota to buy beer and wine.

02/21/2013

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Dayton Must Sell Sales Tax Change To Fellow DFLers

State Rep. Ben Lien is a freshman Democrat from Moorhead, where clothing merchants enjoy an advantage over competitors in Fargo just across the river because Minnesota doesn’t have a sales tax on apparel.

01/23/2013

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