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Wis. Court: Gov’t Can’t Charge For Redactions

Government entities can’t charge the public for time spent deleting confidential information from records, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.

06/27/2012

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Reality Check: Minnesota Governors And Their Vetoes

Gov. Mark Dayton’s controversial veto this week of the Republican second tax bill still has some GOP lawmakers fuming. It was the latest in an unusually high number of vetoes. But is Dayton that much different than previous governors? Here’s Pat Kessler’s Reality Check.

05/16/2012

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Minn. Adds 6,200 Jobs In Feb., But Unemployment Rises

Minnesota gained 6,200 jobs in February, but the unemployment rate popped up 0.1 percent, according to figures released Thursday by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).

03/22/2012

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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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