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Rural Nursing Homes Hope To Stem Losses With Funding Change

Nursing homes in rural Minnesota are stretching limited state funds until it comes time to cut services or shut down entirely.

03/09/2015

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Gov. Dayton Dangles Road Projects To Be Built Under His Plan

Gov. Mark Dayton says his transportation funding proposal would result in 600 road-and-bridge improvement projects across the state.

02/17/2015

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Bill Would Have State Chip In For Employee Wellness Programs

Employers chipping in for their workers’ gym memberships could get state funding under a new bill at the Legislature. A pair of Minnesota lawmakers wants to reimburse small- and medium-sized businesses $40 monthly for gym memberships they cover for employees.

02/11/2015

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Minnesota Transportation Group Pushes For Road Money

A new coalition of over 130 businesses, labor unions and advocacy groups is pushing for a large infusion of state money for roads and transit. The group, Move MN, kicked off its effort Thursday. But any proposed transportation tax hikes will face a difficult environment when lawmakers return at the end of February.

01/23/2014

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Gov. Dayton Pitches $1 Billion Bonding Bill

Gov. Mark Dayton is pitching almost $1 billion in bonds for the state to take on to fund improvements in areas like higher education and infrastructure in Minnesota. Dayton introduced his proposal for a $986 million bonding bill for the state in the 2014 budget Wednesday.

01/15/2014

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MNsure Looking At Possible Funding Shortfalls

Leaders of Minnesota’s health exchange said Thursday that they might need additional funding if insurance premiums stay low, enrollment lags below expectations and continues to tip toward public rather than private insurance programs.

01/09/2014

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Klobuchar: Medical Research Funding Should Be Reinstated

Sen. Amy Klobuchar joined five families Sunday at the University of Minnesota who have been impacted by diseases such as juvenile diabetes, Autism, epilepsy, and Alzheimer’s. She said these are the people who are being hurt by cuts to funding of medical search.

08/18/2013

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Terror Financing Fears Stop Transfers To Somalia

When a bank transfers money to Somalia, can it be sure it’s not sending money to terrorists? That question is forcing one of Britain’s largest banks to cut ties with the largest cash transfer bank in Somalia, a company that brings in the majority of the country’s $1.2 billion in yearly remittances.

06/25/2013

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Gov. Asks Obama For Minn. Disaster Declaration

Gov. Mark Dayton is asking for a federal disaster declaration for Minnesota after an ice storm paralyzed the southwest part of the state.

04/26/2013

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Minn. Budget Pieces Come Together At Capitol

Minnesota’s two-year budget puzzle is starting to come together as the state Senate takes up the two biggest pieces of state spending.

04/25/2013

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Minnesota House Passes Education Budget

Every school district in Minnesota would get state funding for all-day kindergarten under an education finance bill that was approved late Tuesday by the state House.

04/23/2013

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Lawmakers Scrambling To Fund Vikings Stadium

There’s a fight over the money troubles surrounding the new Minnesota Vikings stadium, that’s supposed to cost about $975 million.

04/18/2013

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How The White House Says Sequestration Could Affect MN

Time is ticking away before $85 million is stripped from the federal government. The White House laid out a detailed look at how the state of Minnesota will be affected unless a deal is made by Friday.

02/25/2013

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‘Bloat’ Criticism Could Hurt University Of MN At Capitol

State budget leaders have a message for the University of Minnesota: The money won’t come easy.

01/10/2013

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E-Pulltabs Coming Up Short In Funding Vikings Stadium

The revenue coming in from the electronic pulltab games are not enough to fund the new Vikings stadium.

12/05/2012

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Universities Cut Costs By Focusing Offerings

Funding cuts from cash-strapped legislatures across the country are prompting state universities to raise tuition, but some public institutions are trying to buck the trend.

07/24/2012

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White Earth Presents Casino Plans To Fund Vikes Stadium

The White Earth Indian Tribe thinks it has the answer to funding a new Vikings stadium — build a casino in the Metro. The proposal comes at a time when leaders at the Capitol say they’re very close to a deal on a new stadium.

02/16/2012

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Minn. Beatle Project Vol. 3 CD Out Tuesday

Minnesota musicians are paying tribute again to the Fab Four — and giving a little help to their friends at public schools.

12/06/2011

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Beatle-Mania Comes To MN With Beatle Project

Its been nearly five decades since Beatle-mania took over the world. Now the Beatles are back in a big way. This time, they’re getting a Minnesota twist.

11/30/2011

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Minn. Finds Money For Honor Guards At Vet Funerals

The American Legion and other service organizations are looking for funding alternatives after learning the state will no longer pay for honor guards at veterans’ funerals.

08/31/2011

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Minn. Program For Immigrant Doctors Loses Funding

A University of Minnesota program that helps immigrant doctors qualify to practice in Minnesota has fallen victim to last month’s state budget agreement.

08/08/2011

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Debt Ceiling Cuts Worry U Of M Grad Students

Pell Grant funding for undergraduate students was preserved in the law to raise the federal debt ceiling, but it was financed by curbs to student loan subsidies that helped graduate students.

08/03/2011

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Government Shutdown Hits Homeless Shelters

A government shutdown could create a huge setback for Minnesotans who are already in need. Funding for some programs that prevent homelessness is no longer available.

07/01/2011

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Help Offered To Farm Families Affected By Rains

New services are bringing relief to farm families hit by heavy rains that caused extensive damage across southern Minnesota last September.

06/29/2011

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FACT CHECK: Bachmann Bomblets Raising Eyebrows

Michele Bachmann’s claim that she has “never gotten a penny” from a family farm that’s been subsidized by the government is at odds with her financial disclosure statements. They show tens of thousands in personal income from the operation.

06/28/2011

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