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Dayton: 6 Minnesota Governor Debates Sufficient

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says gubernatorial debates should focus on other candidates until voters in next week’s primary choose a Republican to run against him. The Democratic incumbent spoke about the race Thursday during his annual appearance at the FarmFest trade show.

08/08/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: 8/6/14 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

Miss something from the HUMP DAY edition of the WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee? Click the link above to head to Dave’s PODCAST PAGE.

08/06/2014

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GOP Gov. Debate Turns On Ideal Vs. Practical

The candidates pursuing the Republican nomination for Minnesota governor are divided over whose vision for the state would be achievable while presiding over a government split between parties. The notion of what is ideal versus what is practical to promise voters was an undercurrent of Wednesday’s four-way debate on Minnesota Public Radio.

07/30/2014

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Minn. Senate Panel Approves Medical Marijuana Bill

With just three weeks left in this year’s session, the Senate Health and Human Services Committee passed a new version of the bill that includes a state study on how medical marijuana availability would impact Minnesota.

04/25/2014

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Minn. House Committee OKs Medical-Marijuana Bill

A Minnesota House committee has approved a plan that would legalize medical marijuana, but it still faces a long road in the Legislature.

03/04/2014

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Talking Points: What To Do With The $1.23B Surplus?

Minnesota lawmakers have the kind of problem on their hands that, at first glance, would appear to be a good thing. Friday the state announced a surprising $1.23 billion surplus. But the debate about what to do with the surplus is so intense its even pitting members of the same party against each other.

03/02/2014

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Drone Debate Lands Before Minn. Lawmakers

Fears of prying from the sky have some Minnesota lawmakers seeking clamps on law enforcement’s use of unmanned aerial drones to gather evidence.

02/02/2014

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Opposing Sides Converge At Iron Range Copper Mine Meeting

About 1,500 people turned out Thursday night to weigh in on what Minnesota’s first copper mine could mean for their water and air. The DNR has spent the last five years studying what PolyMet’s proposal could mean for the environment on the Iron Range. A crowd packed the convention center in Duluth. The building, which is usually home to concerts and hockey games, turned into the place Barb Crow came to join a polarizing debate.

01/16/2014

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Minn. Lawmaker Vocal In Gun Debate Won’t Run Again

A Minnesota legislator who has taken a visible role in public safety and gun issues says he won’t run for a 10th term in the 2014 election. State Rep. Michael Paymar announced Wednesday he will leave the Legislature after his current term expires.

11/20/2013

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6 Mpls. Mayor Candidates Debated Crime, Street Cars & More

With Election Day just one week away, the six leading candidates for Minneapolis Mayor took to the stage Tuesday night in a rather friendly debate that heavily revolved around crime, a street car system, and even the means of which they get voted in on Tuesday – ranked-choice voting.

10/29/2013

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10-29-13 The Morning Take On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Join Blois and John Williams tonight at 7:30 for the final Minneapolis Mayoral debate.

10/29/2013

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WCCO Radio Hosting Minneapolis Mayoral Debate Tonight

One week from Tuesday is Election Day as voters in Minneapolis will pick their next mayor. The city’s current leader, R.T. Rybak, is not seeking re-election. That’s partly why there are so many people running this year.

10/29/2013

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ACLU Asks Vikings Stadium Not To Use Redskins Name

A request that Minnesota stadium officials avoid using the Redskins name and logo when Washington plays the Vikings next month is spurring conversation but may not produce action.

10/24/2013

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Mpls. South High Senior Wins Nat’l Debate Competition

Minneapolis South High senior Lillie Ouellette-Howitz has been crowned a national debate champion after taking first in public speaking at the George W. Bush Institute’s annual national high school economic debate competition in Dallas, Texas.

10/23/2013

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Minn. Lawmakers Take Budget Debate Down To Wire

The final pieces of Minnesota’s next two-year budget were falling into place Sunday amid a time crunch for lawmakers to get it all approved. The House went all night before finally recessing a little after 7 a.m. Sunday. Up for debate but still awaiting a final vote is a controversial bill that authorizes a union organizing drive for home daycare providers and care attendants to the elderly and disabled.

05/19/2013

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