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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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Hearing To Consider Court Funding During MN Shutdown

Three days before a government shutdown the lawyers for the Attorney General’s Office, the Public Defender’s Office and Gov. Mark Dayton fought to keep funding for the judicial branch of government.

06/27/2011

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MnSCU Trustees OK Budget With Tuition Increases

The trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system have approved a budget that raises tuition, cuts programs and eliminates positions.

06/22/2011

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Meeting Held In DC To Discuss Amtrak Woes

U.S. Sens. Kent Conrad and John Hoeven says BNSF Railway and Amtrak each have pledged to pay one-third of the cost of saving track threatened by flooding in northeast North Dakota.

06/15/2011

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Dam Funding Cut Could Allow Spread Of Asian Carp

A Minnesota House committee has eliminated funding to rebuild a dam that officials say is the best option for stopping the spread of invasive Asian carp into many of the state’s northern lakes.

05/20/2011

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U Of M Law School Prepares For No State Funding

With another round of cuts to higher education expected from the Legislature this year, the University of Minnesota Law School is adapting in a dramatic way — by working toward financial independence.

05/17/2011

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Could Minn. Get More High-Speed Train Money?

Twenty-four states, the District of Columbia and Amtrak are vying for $2.4 billion in federal aid that became available when Florida’s governor canceled a high-speed rail project in his state, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said Wednesday.

04/06/2011

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Top Lawmakers: Vikings Stadium Secondary To Budget

A plan to build a new Minnesota Vikings stadium has found few cheerleaders at the Capitol, where legislative leaders from both parties said Friday the stadium push must take a backseat to the state’s budget problems.

04/01/2011

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GOP-Backed Bills Cut Minn. State Park Funding

Up to 10 state parks might have to be mothballed until state finances improve under funding cuts included in Republican-backed environmental bills approved by the Minnesota House and Senate, state Department of Natural Resources officials said.

03/30/2011

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‘U’ Students Rally At Capitol

Several hundred students from throughout the state are rallying in the capitol as they try to drum up support for higher education funding.

02/22/2011

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Ramsey County Moves Forward With Vikes Stadium Talks

A county commission has voted to begin negotiating with the Minnesota Vikings and the state over the possibility of building a new stadium for the team in a suburb northeast of Minneapolis.

02/15/2011

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Duluth Schools Facing $7M Deficit

The Duluth school superintendent says the district’s financial state is “not a pretty picture.”

01/26/2011

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Bruininks To Testify Before Minn. Senate Panel

University of Minnesota President Robert Bruininks visits the Capitol Wednesday to testify before a Senate higher education panel.

01/19/2011

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Duluth Seeks Dollars To Keep Up Tourist Sites

A Duluth City Council member said the city has neglected the upkeep of some of its most popular tourist attractions, including a replica Viking ship, and that he plans to propose the establishment of a $50,000 annual fund that would go toward their maintenance.

01/17/2011

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