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GOP Lawmakers Call To Arm More Military Members

A group of GOP legislators on Monday announced a bill in the works to exempt active duty members of the military and Minnesota’s National Guard from the state’s gun permitting process. The legislation is expected to be introduced next year.

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Panel Sends Dayton Names Of 3 Women For Supreme Court Slot

The names of two judges and the city attorney for Minneapolis have been forwarded to Gov. Mark Dayton as the candidates he should consider to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Alan Page.

11 hours ago

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Hollywood Actress Hits Minnesota To Talk Human Trafficking

A Hollywood actress was in Minnesota this weekend trying to bring attention to a disturbing problem. Actress Julia Ormond met with Gov. Mark Dayton and top corporate leaders to raise awareness about the use of international slave labor.

07/26/2015

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Gov. Dayton Orders Flags To Half Staff For Chattanooga Victims

Gov. Mark Dayton has ordered flags flown at half-staff in Minnesota to honor the victims of the tragedy in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

07/22/2015

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Gov. Dayton: St. Peter Hospital Needs Urgent Fix

State officials are investigating the latest in a series of assaults at Minnesota’s largest psychiatric hospital in St. Peter. Governor Mark Dayton says the facility needs an urgent fix.

07/22/2015

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Dayton Calls Psychiatric Hospital Where Series Of Assaults Reported ‘Obsolete’

State officials are investigating the latest in a series of assaults at Minnesota’s largest psychiatric hospital in St. Peter. Gov. Mark Dayton said the Minnesota Security Hospital needs an urgent fix. Dozens of staff workers have been injured at the facility this year.

07/21/2015

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DNR: Mille Lacs Lake Approaching Walleye Limit

Officials with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said Tuesday that Mille Lacs Lake is approaching its catch quota for walleye. Officials said new data shows the lake is approaching the quota of 28,600 pounds due to a strong catch and warm weather conditions.

07/21/2015

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Dayton Responds To State Officials Moving Into Medical Pot Field

Gov. Mark Dayton is responding to three state officials going to work for a Minnesota medical marijuana company after being involved in creating the state’s law.

07/21/2015

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Gov. Dayton Rested, Ready After California Vacation

Gov. Mark Dayton greeted about 150 people at Windows on Minnesota’s Galaxy Room for the first time since returning from a California vacation, where he spent some time with his son.

07/20/2015

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Gov. Dayton To Visit Brainerd Lakes Area

Gov. Mark Dayton plans to visit the Brainerd Lakes area on Friday to survey the damage caused by Sunday’s severe thunderstorms. The clean-up still continues after winds up to 80 miles per hour toppled trees and damaged properties.

07/16/2015

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Minnesota Republicans Call For An End To MNsure

Minnesota Republicans are calling for an end to Minnesota’s online health care exchange. Republican lawmakers met at the State Capitol on Monday to hold a news conference after 180,000 Minnesotans on MnSure had their renewals delayed last week.

07/13/2015

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Police Chiefs To Seek Temporary Curbs On Body Camera Footage

Some Minnesota police chiefs plan to ask a state agency for temporary restrictions on access to police body camera footage after failing to convince Minnesota lawmakers to limit public availability.

07/09/2015

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2016 Ryder Cup Pitch Comes Up Short With Minnesota Officials

The 2016 Ryder Cup was awarded to the Hazeltine National Golf Club near Minneapolis years ago, however its promoters quietly recently tried to wedge money into Minnesota’s new state budget for logistical assistance and sponsorships of the event.

07/03/2015

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Reality Check: Gov. Mark Dayton Faces Criticism For Cabinet Raises

DFL Governor Mark Dayton is not backing down from criticism over huge pay hikes he gave his Cabinet. He says Minnesota’s top officials make less than other states. The two-term Democratic Governor says Minnesota’s top officials are underpaid.

07/02/2015

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GOP Calls Dayton ‘Out Of Touch’ Following Cabinet Pay Hike

Gov. Mark Dayton was preparing to announce pay raises for his state agency commissioners as Republicans were warning exorbitant increases would become a campaign issue next year.

07/01/2015

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Dayton Decision On Cabinet Pay Raises Due This Week

The one-day window for Gov. Mark Dayton to raise the pay of state agency commissioners arrives on Wednesday. Dayton said Monday he will base his pay-raise decisions on the need to attract and retain top-notch managers.

06/29/2015

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Historic Confederate Flag In Minnesota Also Once Caused Debate

Gov. Nikki Haley called for the confederate flag to be moved from its post in front of the state house. As it turns out, back in Minnesota a different confederate flag is displayed from time to time.

06/22/2015

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Minneapolis AME Church Remembers Charleston Tragedy

Charleston is more than 1,300 miles from the Twin Cities, but last week’s tragedy is still personal to some Minnesotans.

06/21/2015

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Despite Ruling, Minnesota Sex Offenders Remain In Limbo

Despite a sternly worded ruling from a federal judge that many of Minnesota’s sex offenders who’ve served their sentences could be long overdue for release, they’re likely to spend many more months — maybe even years — in the state’s civil commitment program.

06/18/2015

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Session 2015: Where Issues Stand With Special Session Done

The Legislature wrapped up its 2015 work in a flurry, with lawmakers working nearly a month late to finalize a $42 billion budget. Here’s a look at some of the state’s new laws, some that failed, and what may be on the horizon.

06/15/2015

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Lawmakers Take Extraordinary Measures To Advance Late Budget

Minnesota’s path to a new state budget took another abrupt turn Friday when Democratic senators reworked a funding bill for agricultural and environmental programs instead of passing a plan negotiated between Gov. Mark Dayton and House Republicans.

06/12/2015

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MN Senate Rejects Environment Bill Key To Session Wrapup; New Votes Possible

The Minnesota Senate has rejected a bill to fund environmental and agricultural programs that’s key to a successful wrapup to the legislative session.

06/12/2015

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1-Day Special Session To Be Held Friday

Minnesota’s legislative leaders have come to an agreement on a one-day special session.

06/11/2015

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Dayton Highlights Rail Collision Ahead Of Special Session

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is continuing his push for railway safety. This comes after a collision between an oil train and semi-truck last Sunday. It happened at the intersection of Hastings Avenue and First Street in St. Paul Park.

06/09/2015

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Shutdown May Be Averted In Minnesota: Dayton Drops Auditor Demand

Republican Lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton have reached a deal on the Minnesota state budget, avoiding a potential government shutdown on July 1 that would have left around 9,500 government workers unemployed.

06/08/2015

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