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Dayton Ups Amount Of Surplus He’s Willing To Spend

Gov. Mark Dayton says he’s willing to devote another $100 million of a budget surplus to spending on pressing needs above his previous proposal. Dayton said Thursday he made the offer to top lawmakers “in the spirit of accommodation.”

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Senate Approves Added Job Protections For Women

The Minnesota Senate approved wide-ranging legislation Wednesday to expand workplace protections for women including provisions aimed at leveling pay and accommodating pregnancies. The 51-14 vote sets up a likely negotiation with the House, which passed legislation that goes even further.

04/23/2014

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Taste Testing Now An Option At Farmers Markets

A sure sign of spring arriving in the Twin Cities is the opening of area farmers markets. The Minneapolis Farmers Market opens this weekend. And this year, you’ll be able to do something new — taste test the merchandise.

04/23/2014

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Push For Medical Marijuana Bill Renewed At Capitol

Supporters of medical marijuana plan to continue their push for its legalization at the State Capitol on Tuesday. The group, Minnesotans for Compassionate Care, says they now have 100 Minnesota doctors, pastors and clergy members who support legal access to medical marijuana.

04/22/2014

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Activists To Deliver Silica Sand Mining Petitions

Activists plan to mark Earth Day by delivering over 6,000 petition signatures to Gov. Mark Dayton calling for a two-year moratorium on silica sand mining in southeastern Minnesota.

04/22/2014

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Tourism Push Plays Up ‘Only In Minnesota’ Getaways

Say goodbye to “More to Explore.” Minnesota tourism promoters are ushering in a new slogan that focuses on “Only in Minnesota” experiences as part of their largest-ever advertising campaign.

04/17/2014

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Millions Pumping Through Minn. Campaign Stream

Millions of campaign dollars already are coursing through the Minnesota campaign system, which should leave no shortage of biting commercials on television and brochures in mailboxes attempting to sway voters.

04/15/2014

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Children Of Military Service Members Honored At State Capitol

April is the month to take extra time to honor the families of our military service members — specifically, their children. Tuesday is National Purple Up Day, a still-growing celebration that has only been around for four years now.

04/15/2014

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Seeking Re-Election, Dayton Has $733K At The Ready

Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton’s re-election campaign is off to a measured fundraising pace for the year, taking in about $189,000 from January through March.

04/14/2014

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Dayton Signs Minimum Wage Boost Into Law

Gov. Mark Dayton is capping a push to raise Minnesota’s minimum wage with a ceremony to sign the bill doing just that. Dayton planned to turn the bill into law Monday afternoon in the Capitol Rotunda.

04/14/2014

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Gov. Dayton Prepared To Sign Minimum Wage Bill

Gov. Mark Dayton plans to sign the minimum wage bill into law on Monday, bringing one of the country’s lowest rates to one of the highest in the nation.

04/13/2014

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Senate Panel’s Medical Pot Hearing To Be Continued

Medical marijuana has not yet been snuffed out in Minnesota. Sen. Scott Dibble, a Minneapolis Democrat, took up the gauntlet Gov. Mark Dayton threw down this week when he dared legislators to vote on the proposal if they felt they could pass it, declining to say if he would veto it.

04/10/2014

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Minnesota Lawmakers Boost Minimum Wage To $9.50

Minnesota lawmakers are prepared for the final vote on a bill significantly boosting the minimum wage. House approval Thursday would send the bill to Gov. Mark Dayton, who supports the plan to raise the wage to $9.50 by 2016.

04/10/2014

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Dayton Approves Tougher Anti-Bullying Law

The Minnesota House voted early Wednesday to pass a bill aimed at strengthening the state’s anti-bullying law, sending the measure to Gov. Mark Dayton to sign. After nearly 12 hours of debate, the House passed the bill on a 69-63 vote that fell mostly along party lines.

04/09/2014

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Minnesota Minimum Wage Rise Nears Approval

The bill ushering in one of the nation’s highest minimum wages is hitting the Minnesota Senate floor and could reach Gov. Mark Dayton by week’s end.

04/09/2014

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