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Fire Destroys Maple Grove House…Just Before New Owners Move In

Fire gutted a house Wednesday night in Maple Grove before its new owner could move in.

04/24/2013

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Drug Test For Lawmakers: Next Stop, Senate

Members of the Minnesota Senate will decide whether to require drug tests for lawmakers to qualify for their pay and benefits.

04/24/2013

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Minn. House Health Bill Has Care Worker Pay Hike

Minnesota House Democrats are proposing a healthcare spending bill that includes salary hikes for nursing home and long-term care workers but helps pay for it with a state surcharge on hospitals.

04/09/2013

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Minn. Lawmakers Jump Back Into Vikings Stadium

Minnesota state lawmakers waded back into details of the Vikings stadium project Tuesday, amid building concerns about the reliability of tax revenue from gambling to pay the state’s share.

04/02/2013

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Art ‘Treasures’ & 2 Pets Appear Lost In Edina House Fire

An Edina home filled with what neighbors call art “treasures” burned down this afternoon.

03/26/2013

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Car Ends Up Mankato Home’s Living Room

There was a close call in Mankato, Minn., after a man crashed his vehicle into someone’s living room.

01/12/2013

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Man Found Dead Under Debris After House Fire

An 84-year-old man is dead after authorities found his body was found under debris, two days after a Christmas Day fire at his home.

12/31/2012

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Car Drives Into House, Injures 1 In White Bear Lake

Police are on the scene of an accident where a vehicle drove into a house and injured at least one person.

11/13/2012

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Esme’s Blog: How The Amendments Hurt Republicans

The Republican leaders in the Minnesota Legislature believed putting the Voter ID and Marriage Amendments on the ballot would increase voter turnout, help Republican candidates statewide, and boost their majorities in both houses of the legislature.

11/10/2012

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Opinion: Ballots Full Of Women

While Mitt Romney talks about binders full of women, Democrats have ballots full of women.

11/06/2012

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Opinion: Romney’s Desperation Showing In Final Days Of Campaign

As the campaign draws to a close it has become very apparent that Obama will return to the White House and that Harry Reid will lead a Democratic Senate.

11/02/2012

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Talking Points: The Battle For The Legislature

The controversial constitutional amendments on this year’s ballot are the result of Republicans winning majorities in the Minnesota House and Senate in 2010.

09/23/2012

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Duluth Democrats Meet To Nominate House Candidate

Duluth Democrats meet Saturday to nominate a write-in candidate for the seat of a lawmaker who dropped out after a rest-stop sex scandal.

09/08/2012

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Dems Regroup After Lawmaker In Scandal Drops Out

Minnesota Democrats shifted their focus Thursday to the field of candidates who could run in place of a state lawmaker involved in a sexual encounter with a 17-year-old boy at a rest stop, one day after Rep. Kerry Gauthier said he would drop his re-election bid.

08/23/2012

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Opinion: Ryan VP Pick Changes Electoral Math

Paul Ryan has changed the Electoral College math. With the pick, Romney has chosen a path that writes off almost all of the country and focuses the election on the industrial Midwest.

08/14/2012

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Dems Have Cash Edge In Race For Minn. Legislature

Democrats seeking control of the Minnesota Legislature have a financial edge over Republicans who currently hold power.

07/31/2012

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Firefighters Knock Down Fire At Golden Valley Home

Firefighters quickly knocked down a fire in a Golden Valley house Friday afternoon.

07/27/2012

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Talking Points: Dicey Political Landscape Over Vikes Stadium

Among the more controversial statements on the stadium all week was one made by House Speaker Kurt Zellers on KFAN radio where he said he hoped the stadium bill passed but he planned to vote against it.

05/06/2012

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Mpls. House Saved From Demolition, Will Be Featured On TV

A Minneapolis woman started working on her new project Wednesday, which is a house she bought for $1, but she expects to spend about $120,000 fixing up the place.

05/02/2012

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Reality Check: Minnesota Lawmakers’ Per Diem

Minnesota lawmakers earn about $30,000 a year, and they haven’t had a pay hike since 1989. However, they’re able to raise their own salaries by taking daily expense payments called “per diem,” which is a kind of back-door pay hike out of public view.

04/11/2012

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It’s Cheaper To Rent, Right? — Not So Fast

Conventional wisdom has always told us it’s cheaper to rent than to buy. But the market just may turn that thought upside down. The real estate website Trulia tracks rent across the country, and today revealed that in many U.S. cities, renting is no longer the cheaper option.

04/06/2012

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Minn. House Votes To Move State Primary To June

A perennial push to set Minnesota’s primary election in early June has advanced through the state House.

04/04/2012

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Esme’s Blog: Voter ID and MN’s Record Turnouts

As the Minnesota Senate approved a voter ID bill, critics expressed concerns about the unintended consequences.

03/24/2012

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Redistricting, Political Environment Force Turnovers

The Republican Majority Leader of the Minnesota House announced Monday he will be running for re-election against a fellow Republican.

03/05/2012

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House Passes Bill To Let Attorneys Carry Guns

The Minnesota House has passed two bills that would increase personal security for county attorneys, including one that would let them carry guns.

02/29/2012

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