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4 Presidential Candidates Speak At Mpls. DNC Conference

Minneapolis was center stage Friday for the Democrats in the 2016 presidential race. The Democratic National Committee is holding its summer meeting downtown, where Hillary Clinton was mobbed by supporters.

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Democratic Party Lags In Money Before Presidential Year

The Democratic National Committee barely has more cash than it does IOUs, and it is being outraised month after month by its Republican competitor. Its $24 million debt from the 2012 presidential election, only recently paid down, has squeezed investments in the next White House race.

08/27/2015

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Clinton, Sanders Set For Minneapolis DNC Conference

Some democratic presidential hopefuls will be in Minnesota Friday. The Democratic National Committee will bring Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Martin O’Malley, Lincoln Chafee and Jim Webb to Minneapolis for the weekend conference.

08/25/2015

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Sanders Trying To Make The Most Of Booming 2016 Crowds

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is packing ’em in: 10,000 people in Madison, Wisconsin. More than 2,500 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Another 7,500 this week in Portland, Maine.

07/08/2015

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GOP Calls Dayton ‘Out Of Touch’ Following Cabinet Pay Hike

Gov. Mark Dayton was preparing to announce pay raises for his state agency commissioners as Republicans were warning exorbitant increases would become a campaign issue next year.

07/01/2015

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Clinton’s Visit Prompts Response From Republican Party Of Minnesota

The front-runner for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination is visiting Minneapolis Monday. Hillary Rodham Clinton is holding a fundraiser at the home of Ellen Goldberg Luger, wife of Andy Luger, the U.S. Attorney for Minnesota.

06/22/2015

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Lawmakers Hold Dramatic Special Session

Minnesota lawmakers are holding a dramatic special legislative session Friday — three weeks after their regular session ended. Lawmakers are back in St. Paul to pass billions of dollars in budget bills to fund state government.

06/12/2015

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Hillary Rodham Clinton in Minneapolis June 22

The front-runner for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination will be in Minneapolis later this month. Hillary Rodham Clinton will hold a fundraiser on June 22nd at the home of Ellen Goldberg Luger. She’s married to Andy Luger, U.S. Attorney for Minnesota.

06/05/2015

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Dayton, House GOP Reach Tentative Deal On Education

Gov. Mark Dayton and majority House Republicans came to a tentative deal Monday on education funding, the largest unresolved piece of the state budget fight that’s pushed Minnesota toward a potential government shutdown.

06/01/2015

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Former Maryland Gov. O’Malley Jumps Into 2016 Democratic Race

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley entered the Democratic presidential race on Saturday in a longshot challenge toMaryland for the 2016 nomination, casting himself as a new generation leader who would rebuild the economy and reform Wall Street. “I’m running for you,” he told a crowd of about 1,000 people in a populist message at Federal Hill Park in Baltimore.

05/30/2015

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Democrats Hope To Wedge Road Funding Into Special Session

Some top Minnesota Democrats are ditching a call for a wholesale gasoline tax in an effort to force action on transportation funding this year. Ambitious plans to increase funds for the state’s ailing network of roads and bridges were stymied this legislative session by disagreement over how to pay for it.

05/29/2015

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Special Session Date On Hold As Dayton, Daudt Meet Again

A one-day special session will be held next month so lawmakers can wrap up unfinished business. What they’ll actually be voting on has yet to be determined.

05/27/2015

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Minnesota DFL Cans Fundraiser Due To Looming Special Session

A Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party fundraiser featuring Gov. Mark Dayton and top legislative Democrats is off.

05/20/2015

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Senate Passes Tax Plan It’ll Take To Negotiations With House

Minnesota’s Senate has adopted a tax plan that could put a dent in property taxes for homeowners, farmers and businesses — except for railroad companies.

05/04/2015

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Legislative Auditor To Examine State Teaching Board

Minnesota’s teaching board is getting a look from the state’s legislative auditor. The board handles appeals from would-be educators denied Minnesota teaching licenses. It’s come under scrutiny at the Capitol this year from Republicans and Democrats alike. Some lawmakers and advocates say the board’s policies keep qualified teachers out of classrooms.

05/01/2015

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Senate Democrats Sign Lease For Downtown St. Paul Office

Minnesota state senators have found some new digs in downtown St. Paul. Senate Democrats and staffers will move into a temporary office space in the UBS Tower in late May as construction consumes the Capitol. They’ll stay there until a new senate office building opens early next year.

04/28/2015

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Education Spending Bill Passes House, Heads To Senate

A highly contentious debate over education issues kept state lawmakers working through the weekend.

04/25/2015

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House GOP Finalizes Bid In Education Funding Debate

At a rally outside the capitol Saturday, activists say with a $2 billion surplus, now is the time to invest in education. Republicans want to use the surplus to lower taxes.

04/25/2015

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GOP’s Attempt To End MNsure Fails In Senate

An attempt to dismantle the Minnesota health insurance exchange failed to get enough votes at the State Capitol Friday. The Democratic-led Minnesota Senate defeated the attempt by Republicans to get rid of MNsure via a budget bill.

04/25/2015

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Senate Rejects Fee, Inspection Rule For Abortion Clinics

Minnesota senators have turned back a measure that would have led to twice yearly inspections and $10,200 licensing fees for clinics that provide 10 or more abortions per month. Friday’s 32-29 vote establishes a chamber position as senators head into budget negotiations with the Republican-led House.

04/24/2015

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House GOP Shuts Down DFL Education Spending Proposal

House Democrats have the highest bid in Minnesota’s education funding debate.

04/23/2015

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Budget Bills Start Long Legislative Path In Senate

Pieces of Minnesota’s $40-billion budget are starting to move. The work starts first in the Senate Monday with bills that fund state agencies and Minnesota’s public universities and colleges.

04/20/2015

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Senate DFL Doesn’t Go As Far As Dayton On Preschool Spending

Just one day after Gov. Mark Dayton visited a St. Paul pre-kindergarten class, his fellow Democrats passed a bill with only a fraction of the funding he wants to send every 4 year old in Minnesota to school for free.

04/15/2015

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Democrats Ready For Round 2 As GOP Targets Health Program

Republicans are bringing Democrats back to the mat to save a public health care program for tens of thousands of low-income Minnesota residents.

04/15/2015

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In Iowa, Clinton Lays Out Tenets Of 2016 Campaign

Hillary Rodham Clinton began laying out her Democratic presidential campaign message in Iowa on Tuesday, casting herself as a “champion” for struggling Americans and calling for a purging of “unaccountable money” from the campaign finance system.

04/14/2015

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