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Daudt Visits Preschool To Highlight GOP Education Plan

Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Daudt visited a private St. Paul learning center for preschoolers Thursday, highlighting the centerpiece of the GOP education plan: Early learning scholarships. New Horizon Academy is settled in a working class St. Paul neighborhood where many families struggle.

05/28/2015

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Kandiyohi County Hit Hard From Bird Flu Crisis

So far, 97 farms have been affected by the bird flu since the outbreak began in March. Kandiyohi County is ground zero with 37 of those farms. The state announced three new cases of the bird flu today, six new ones were reported yesterday.

05/27/2015

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Dayton And Lawmakers Refocus Budget Fight On Education

Wednesday evening, Minnesota’s top lawmakers started a new round of private talks about holding a special session of the Minnesota legislature.

05/27/2015

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Minnesota Submits Bid To Host College Football Championship

The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority says Minnesota has submitted its bid to host the College Football Playoff National Championship game in 2020.

05/27/2015

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4 Things To Know From May 27, 2015

Wednesday’s talkers include the location of the special session, Facebook statuses and personality, NASA space station and the Minnesota Twins.

05/27/2015

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After Dayton Vetoes, State Leaders Start Search For Way Out

Minnesota’s governor says he’s prepared to call a special session just as soon as top lawmakers smooth out their differences.

05/26/2015

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Talks Between Gov, House Speaker Begin Tuesday To Avoid Shutdown

Talks will get underway Tuesday between Gov. Mark Dayton and House Speaker Kurt Daudt in an effort to avoid a partial state government shutdown on July 1.

05/25/2015

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Dayton Proposes Tax Cut In Exchange For More Education Money

Gov. Mark Dayton proposed a tax cut in return for a scaled-back version of his plan for universal preschool for all 4-year-olds.

05/23/2015

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Dayton Vetoes Agriculture-Environment And Jobs-Energy Bills

Gov. Mark Dayton has vetoed two major budget bills ahead of a Saturday night deadline for final action on bills passed before the legislative session ended late Monday.

05/23/2015

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Dayton Takes Preschool Pitch To Minnesota’s Tiniest Students

The Democratic governor visited Westview Elementary School in Apple Valley on Friday to help students in a preschool program learn to count and socialize. It’s one of several stops Dayton has planned as lawmakers gear up for a special session to solve a dispute over education funding.

05/22/2015

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Dayton Signs 4 Budget Bills, Still Weighing Other Vetoes

The Democratic governor has already vetoed a public school funding bill he deems insufficient. He’s also weighing calls to veto budgets that fund environment and agricultural programs, state government agencies and a jobs and energy bill.

05/22/2015

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Special Session’s Agenda Will Go Beyond Education

The Democratic governor on Wednesday ramped up pressure on lawmakers to include funding for his No. 1 priority: a statewide pre-kindergarten program. He’ll meet as early as next Tuesday with the Republican House Speaker to hammer out the agenda for the special session.

05/20/2015

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As Calls For Budget Vetoes Mount, Dayton Urges Caution

Gov. Mark Dayton is warning some advocates that a second crack at some parts of the budget may be the wrong move. The Legislature’s budget bills still hadn’t made it to Dayton’s desk as of Wednesday afternoon.

05/20/2015

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House Speaker Daudt Hopes For Quick Deal On Education

House Republicans think they can quickly reach a special session deal with Gov. Mark Dayton on public school funding.

05/20/2015

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Dayton Rejects Education Bill; Special Session Ahead

On Tuesday Gov. Mark Dayton made good on his threat to take down the $17 billion education bill. It forces a special session, but Dayton said he won’t call one until Republicans give him the pre-kindergarten programs he wants.

05/19/2015

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Did House Pass Correct Budget Bill? That’s Up For Debate

There is some doubt about whether the Minnesota House voted on the final piece of a state budget or something else in the harried last minutes of the legislative session.

05/19/2015

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4 Things To Know: Minn. Session, Dylan On Letterman & More

From the latest on the Minnesota Session 2015 to POTUS joining Twitter, here are the four stories to know for Tuesday, May 19.

05/19/2015

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2015 Session: What Was Accomplished, And What Wasn’t

Minnesota legislators scrambled to work out a completed budget before the stroke of midnight, but the 2015 legislative session ended in chaos. Lawmakers managed to pass a $42 billion, two-year spending plan, but the education bill in that budget does not include pre-K funding.

05/19/2015

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Lawmakers Adjourn; Dayton Veto Over Education Spending Looms

Minnesota’s Legislature finalized a two-year spending plan just before a midnight deadline struck, but they adjourned with a near-certain special session looming to solve an education budget standoff with Gov. Mark Dayton.

05/19/2015

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Legislature Passes New Buffer Plan In Budget Bill

A plan with stricter rules for buffer zones between crops and public waterways is on its way to Gov. Mark Dayton.

05/18/2015

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Lawmakers Scrambling For Budget Deal Before Midnight Deadline

Time is running out for Minnesota lawmakers to reach a budget deal, and money for education is the main sticking point.

05/18/2015

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New Buffer Strip Plan Speeds Implementation, Carries Fines

Late changes to a plan seeking stricter rules on buffer zones separating farmland and public waterways speeds the timeline for compliance and carries possible fines of up to $500 for violators.

05/18/2015

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License Plate Readers Get New Regulations, Body Cams Won’t

Minnesota lawmakers have approved legislation imposing regulations on police agencies that use license plate readers, but they will wait for now to set new laws for body cameras. The compromise bill sent Sunday to Gov. Mark Dayton limits how long agencies can keep location data gathered by cameras on squad cars or at fixed locations.

05/18/2015

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Lawmakers Working Around The Clock To Reach Budget Deal

Just a little more than 24 hours before state lawmakers are supposed to finish their business — it looks like they may need overtime. Gov. Mark Dayton said Sunday he’ll veto a major education spending bill because it does not include his No. 1 priority.

05/17/2015

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Dayton Says He’ll Stand Firm On Education Spending

Gov. Mark Dayton says he’s standing firm in his insistence that lawmakers spend more on schools and less on potential tax cuts, even if it means a special session.

05/15/2015

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