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Minn. Lawmakers Take Budget Debate Down To Wire

The final pieces of Minnesota’s next two-year budget were falling into place Sunday amid a time crunch for lawmakers to get it all approved. The House went all night before finally recessing a little after 7 a.m. Sunday. Up for debate but still awaiting a final vote is a controversial bill that authorizes a union organizing drive for home daycare providers and care attendants to the elderly and disabled.

05/19/2013

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With Time Short, Minn. Lawmakers Meet Over Weekend

The Minnesota Legislature is meeting over the weekend as the clock counts down on the regular session. The House and Senate are both convening Saturday.

05/18/2013

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Minn. Primed To Put Firms On Hook During Lockouts

Minnesota lawmakers are primed to adopt legislation giving idled workers longer-lasting jobless benefits when locked out by their companies in labor fights.

05/15/2013

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Vote On $800M Construction Bill May Come Friday

The Minnesota House plans a Friday debate an $800 million construction projects bill that can’t pass without Republican votes.

05/15/2013

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Talking Points: The Vote For Gay Marriage In MN

On Monday, the Minnesota Senate is expected to vote to legalize gay marriage. And Gov. Mark Dayton has already said he will sign the measure into law.

05/12/2013

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Talking Points: Deadline To A Budget Deal, Tax Bill

The scheduled end of the legislative session is just two weeks from Monday and the state legislature is far from a deal on the critical issue of a budget and tax bill.

05/05/2013

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Esme’s Blog: Clothing Sales Tax On The Table

Gov. Mark Dayton initially proposed taxing Minnesota clothing sales that were more than $100. After protests he had to pull that off the table.

05/04/2013

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Minn. House Backs Higher Income, Booze Taxes

The Minnesota House on Wednesday approved a bill that would raise state taxes by $2.6 billion in part by enacting the state’s first alcohol tax increase in about 25 years.

04/24/2013

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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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