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Public Employee Data-Snooping Bill Before Governor

Minnesota public employees who snoop in private information could soon face tougher consequences if they’re caught. A bill on Gov. Mark Dayton’s desk mandates that only public employees whose jobs require obtaining, accessing or viewing people’s non-public data may do so. Public employees are prohibited from using the private information in any way not outlined in their job descriptions.

05/19/2014

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Dayton Has Until May 30 To Decide On Last Bills

Gov. Mark Dayton is on the clock. He has until May 30 to dispense with the remaining bills lawmakers sent him upon adjourning their legislative session.

05/19/2014

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Minnesota Enacts 1st Law On Cellphone Disabling

Minnesota has the nation’s first law requiring smartphones and tablets sold in the state to have remote shut-off devices as a way to deter theft. The “kill switch” bill was signed Wednesday by Gov. Mark Dayton after lawmakers passed it last week.

05/14/2014

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Dayton Signs Bill To Permanently Seal ‘Reformed Offender’ Records

Gov. Mark Dayton signed a bill into law Wednesday making it easier to erase the criminal records of some offenders. The law could affect thousands of Minnesotans.

05/14/2014

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2 Views Of Legal Medical Pot Head To Committee

Two very different plans for legalizing medical marijuana in Minnesota went to a legislative conference committee on Tuesday, leaving advocates hoping for an agreement acceptable enough to Gov. Mark Dayton to become law.

05/13/2014

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Officials Break Ground On Downtown East Project

A major downtown development project broke ground in Minneapolis Tuesday. It is what’s known as the Downtown East Project. It will cost $400 million and promises to grow five blocks near the new Minnesota Vikings stadium.

05/13/2014

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Sprinkler Clause Adds Wrinkle To Bonding Debate

When it comes to the $846 million construction borrowing package being debated at the Capitol, many wonder if it’s too big to fail. Or in the case of Gov. Mark Dayton, is it too big to veto?

05/13/2014

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Minnesota Pot Debate Centers On Plant Access

Gov. Mark Dayton says he’s still hopeful lawmakers can fashion a medical marijuana compromise that gets help to ailing people but doesn’t allow for access he fears would be too wide. Dayton said Monday that he has top aides working with legislators on a bill that can become law.

05/12/2014

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Dayton: Home-Sprinkler Clause Would Doom Bill

A clause in a construction borrowing package related to home sprinklers could doom the full package. Gov. Mark Dayton warned Monday that he would veto the full bonding bill over attempts to dump a building code requirement.

05/12/2014

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Minnesota Senators Could Act On Medical Marijuana

The next move in legalization of medical marijuana in Minnesota is up to the state Senate. Senators could vote Monday to adopt a House bill that is more restrictive than theirs.

05/12/2014

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Gov. Dayton Signs Women’s Economic Security Act

A bill signed into law by Gov. Mark Dayton Sunday is aimed at helping women in the workplace. Lawmakers and advocates joined the governor on this Mother’s Day to sign the Women’s Economic Security Act.

05/11/2014

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2015 Governor’s Opener Set For Lake Vermilion Area

The 2015 Governor’s Fishing Opener will be held in the Lake Vermilion area of northeastern Minnesota. Explore Minnesota Tourism says the Lake Vermilion Resort Association will host the annual event on May 7-10, 2015.

05/11/2014

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Liquor-Law Feud Ends Quietly In Legislature

The debate over cracking open Minnesota’s ban on Sunday liquor store sales has ended with a whimper. With a Senate vote Friday, a bill preserving the status quo on takeaway sales is on its way to Gov. Mark Dayton.

05/09/2014

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Pivotal House Vote Arrives On Medical Marijuana

A bill with tight limits on use of marijuana as medicine has reached a pivotal Minnesota House vote. Days after the Senate overwhelmingly passed a more-expansive version, House lawmakers planned to debate its own proposal and almost 50 potential amendments Friday.

05/09/2014

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Gov. Dayton Heads To Brainerd For Fishing Opener

It’ll be a busy weekend on Minnesota lakes as about 500,000 anglers are expected to be on the water for the annual Fishing Opener. Gov. Mark Dayton will be one of them, as he’ll be hitting the Brainerd Lakes Area for the 67th Annual Governor’s Fishing Opener.

05/08/2014

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