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Minn. Lawmakers Drawing Up New Shutdown Rules

Having taken lumps over last summer’s government shutdown, Minnesota lawmakers are considering ways to take the sting out of any future budget standoffs.

03/06/2012

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A New Plan To Fight Alzheimer’s

Millions of American families struggle with the difficulites of Alzheimer’s disease.

01/17/2012

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State Shutdown, Mpls. Tornado Among Top Stories

State politics and Mother Nature dominated Minnesota’s headlines this year.

12/26/2011

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Your Best Good Questions

Here’s a handful of your best Good Questions.

11/14/2011

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Behind-The-Scenes Tour Of The White House

It’s one of the most iconic buildings in the United States. The White House is the President’s home, and Tuesday, WCCO-TV had a behind-the-scenes tour of the executive mansion.

11/01/2011

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Schools And Government Team Up In Stillwater

In a sign that schools are looking for even more ways to shave expenses, Stillwater Area Schools started meeting this fall with the city of Stillwater and Washington County to find ways to share services and equipment, local leaders said.

10/09/2011

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For Information On The Government’s Video Contest……..

As heard on The Michele Tafoya Show with John Hines on Friday 10-7

830 WCCO–10/07/2011

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‘U’ Holds Cyber Security Summit

The University of Minnesota held a first-of-its-kind cyber security summit Monday morning.

10/03/2011

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Good Question: How Much Is The Gov’t Watching Us?

On the new CBS show “Person of Interest,” a clever citizen comes up with a computer that analyzes all of the data the government is monitoring from its citizens. That’s the Hollywood version of government spying, but what’s the truth? How much is the government watching us?

09/23/2011

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Analysis: Is Government’s Role To Fix Economy?

The economy needs to be fixed. On this, Democrats and Republicans agree. They part ways over how to do it and, specifically, what role the federal government should play.

09/12/2011

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Great Lakes, Mississippi Split Sought

Six attorneys general in the Great Lakes region called for a multi-state coalition Wednesday that would push the federal government to protect the lakes from invasive species such as Asian carp by cutting off their artificial link to the Mississippi River basin.

08/31/2011

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Expert: Americans Shouldn’t Panic Over Debt Ceiling — Yet

By now, most Americans have probably heard the worst-case scenarios with hitting the debt ceiling: a dipping dollar, loan difficulties, a jump in interest rates. So, how likely is a worst-case scenario?

07/29/2011

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Restarting Minn. Gov’t More Than Flipping Switch

Minnesota may soon have an end to its government shutdown, but re-starting the machinery of the state will probably take a few days.

07/17/2011

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Idled Minn. Public Employees Holding On For Now

Kent Mechels spent the last three Christmases away from his family plowing snow off Minnesota roads so people could drive safely. It was a hardship he accepted as part of the job, he said.

07/10/2011

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State Shutdown Enters Day 9 With No Solution In Sight

Instead of sending Minnesota’s elected leaders into a frenzy of activity, the nation’s only state government shutdown has deepened the political paralysis that led them to their budget standoff. Top Democrats and Republicans have given no sign when they will talk again about how to resolve the stalemate.

07/09/2011

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