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Board Firms Wall Between Minn. Candidates, Groups

Minnesota campaign regulators reinforced a wall of separation between candidates and outside political groups Tuesday, issuing an opinion that discourages them from cooperating on fundraising that could eventually pour money back into the politicians’ races and likely violate state law.

02/11/2014

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Bus Driver Fired For Praying With Student Passengers

A local pastor who worked as a bus driver said he was fired because he prayed with students on his bus. George Nathaniel III said children aboard his bus had a choice to engage in prayer or not. However, after a warning from the company that hired him, he was terminated last week.

11/06/2013

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Congressman Seeks To Overturn Citizens United

A Democratic Minnesota congressman is introducing a constitutional amendment designed to overturn the Supreme Court’s decision in the Citizens United case that lifted many restrictions on corporate spending in political elections.

02/11/2013

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Minn. Appeals Court Upholds Aiding Suicide Conviction

The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld the convictions of a former nurse who hunted for suicidal people in online chat rooms and encouraged two to kill themselves, saying his actions were not protected speech.

07/17/2012

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Sides Raise Voices On Health Care Reform Law

Friday marked two years since President Barack Obama signed the health care reform law, and during this election year, the controversy surrounding it is far from over.

03/23/2012