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Black Lives Matter Expects 1K To Block State Fair Traffic

The St. Paul chapter of Black Lives Matter has promised the first Saturday of the Minnesota State Fair will not be “business as usual.” Organizer Rashad Turner said Friday afternoon that he expects nearly 1,000 people will march from Hamline Park in St. Paul along Snelling Ave. to reach the front gates of the fair.

08/28/2015

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Gov. Dayton: Planned Protest Outside Fair ‘Inappropriate’

Gov. Mark Dayton says the group Black Lives Matter has raised valid concerns about vending opportunities at the Minnesota State Fair. But, Dayton says the group’s planned protest outside the fairgrounds is “inappropriate.”

08/28/2015

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State Fair’s Ye Old Mill Celebrates 100th Anniversary

Ye Old Mill is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.

08/27/2015

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2 Minnesota Helicopters, Crew Dispatched To Washington Fire

Minnesota is dispatching two Blackhawk helicopters and 14 associated personnel to help fight the wildfires in Washington state. Gov. Mark Dayton issued an executive order Friday to provide the assistance in a state dealing with widespread fires that are chewing up hundreds of thousands of acres.

08/21/2015

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Dayton Elevates Judge Hudson To Minnesota Supreme Court

Gov. Mark Dayton has elevated Appeals Judge Natalie Hudson to Minnesota’s Supreme Court in a pick that maintains diversity in the top ranks of the judiciary. The Democratic governor announced his selection Tuesday to fill the seat coming open because of Justice Alan Page’s retirement.

08/18/2015

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Dayton Prepared To Make His 3rd Minnesota Supreme Court Pick

Minnesota’s highest court is about to welcome its newest member. Gov. Mark Dayton is scheduled to name a new Supreme Court justice Tuesday afternoon.

08/17/2015

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Talks Stall On Aid For Lake Mille Lacs Resorts

Despite agreeing that there’s a need to do something, lawmakers have stalled on talks to help the struggling Lake Mille Lacs area.

08/14/2015

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Gov. Dayton, Mexico Secretary Of Foreign Affairs Complete Trade Mission

Gov. Mark Dayton and the Mexico Secretary of Foreign Affairs completed an important trade mission by signing five new agreements Tuesday.

08/11/2015

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Minnesota Legislators Expect Costly Fix To Sex Offender Program

The state of Minnesota is trying to figure out what to do with more than 700 sex offenders that a Federal court ruled are being held unconstitutionally.

08/10/2015

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8-Year-Old Organizes Major Fundraiser To Help Fight Hunger

Eight-year-old Sanya Pirani helped raise more than $17,000 for the nonprofit “Feed My Starving Children.” The organization packs and ships meals to families worldwide.

08/08/2015

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Judge: Meeting On Sex Offender Program Will Stay Private

A federal judge has denied a media request to open up a private meeting about the future of Minnesota’s civil commitment program for sex offenders.

08/07/2015

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Governor Dayton Calls Mille Lacs Situation A ‘Crisis’

After an abrupt end to the Mille Lacs walleye fishing season, Minnesota’s governor is ramping up his push for a special session for state financial aid.

08/06/2015

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Federal Judge, State Leaders To Meet On Sex Offender Program Fix

In June, Federal Judge Donovan Frank ruled that the state program which houses more than 700 civilly committed sex offenders is unconstitutional. Judge Frank has asked top elected officials, including Gov. Mark Dayton and House Speaker Kurt Daudt, to attend a conference next Monday to come up with a fix to that program.

08/04/2015

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Lawmakers Search For Answers In Mille Lacs Walleye Decline

Lawmakers are studying the fallout of the declining walleye population on Mille Lacs Lake. A group of legislators and state officials studying the issue met for the first time Tuesday, the day after the state closed the lake for walleye fishing.

08/04/2015

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Ex-Rep. Sertich Named To Panel Overseeing Vikings Stadium

Former House Majority Leader Tony Sertich has gained a spot on the commission overseeing construction of the new $1 billion Vikings stadium in Minneapolis. Gov. Mark Dayton on Monday picked Sertich to replace Duane Benson, who resigned after clashing with Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority chairwoman Michele Kelm-Helgen.

08/03/2015

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DNR Shutting Down Walleye Fishing On Mille Lacs

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton ramped up planning Monday for a special session to help Lake Mille Lacs businesses cope with a sudden end to the walleye fishing season, a blow to tourism on one of the state’s “Big Six” lakes.

08/03/2015

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Mille Lacs Band Of Ojibwe Agrees To Halt Netting Due To Walleye Crisis

With the Minnesota state fish in crisis, a Native American tribe Friday said it would not net walleye on Lake Mille Lacs next year.

07/31/2015

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Dayton Names Panel To Study Future Of MNsure, MinnesotaCare

Gov. Mark Dayton has made 11 picks to a health care task force that will study MNsure and MinnesotaCare and make recommendations for their future direction.

07/31/2015

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4 Things To Know: Prince’s New Track, Bro Crash & More

These are the four stories you need to know about for Friday, July 31. They include a potential special session over the low walleye levels in one Minnesota lake, as well as a funky new jam from Prince’s corner.

07/31/2015

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Gov. Heads To Mille Lacs Over Looming Walleye Fishing Ban

Gov. Mark Dayton will travel to Lake Mille Lacs Friday for a town hall meeting on the walleye crisis. The lack of walleye is so drastic, the Department of Natural Resources may ban walleye fishing altogether.

07/31/2015

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Dayton Starts Special Session Legwork For Mille Lacs Lake

Gov. Mark Dayton started laying the groundwork Wednesday to call a potential special session to provide emergency relief to a Mille Lacs Lake area bracing for an abrupt end to its walleye fishing season — perhaps as soon as the end of next week, Dayton said.

07/29/2015

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Dayton Prepared To Call Special Session For Mille Lacs Walleye Decline

Gov. Mark Dayton is considering a special legislative session to prevent what he calls “economic disaster” at Minnesota’s premiere walleye lake. Lake Mille Lacs is suffering from a decline in its walleye population that is so severe, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources may ban walleye fishing altogether.

07/28/2015

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Dayton Aims To Fill Supreme Court Vacancy In Mid-August

Gov. Mark Dayton says he plans to choose the next Supreme Court justice in mid-August. The Democratic governor’s pick will replace retiring Justice Alan Page. Page is leaving the bench later this month after hitting the mandatory retirement age of 70.

07/28/2015

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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.

07/27/2015

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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.

07/27/2015

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