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Some Lawmakers Upset At Swift Passing Of Flood Aid Bill

The Minnesota legislature has passed and sent to the Governor a bill for emergency aid in Northeastern Minnesota, including Duluth. The freak summer storm blew out roads and bridges, and buried hundreds of Duluth homes in flood water.

08/24/2012

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Minn. House Takes No Action Against Gauthier

The Republican-controlled Minnesota House has adjourned without taking action against a Democratic member involved in a rest-stop sexual encounter with a 17-year-old boy.

08/24/2012

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Top Republicans Call For Road Stop Sex Scandal Rep. To Quit

Two days after embattled House Democrat Kerry Gauthier was admitted to St Luke’s Hospital on Wednesday for unknown reasons, top House Republican and the Republican Chairman of the Public Safety Committee on which Gauthier is a member says the Duluth Representative should be removed.

08/17/2012

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Longtime GOP Lawmaker Knocked Out In Minn. Primary

Minnesota’s current longest-serving House Republican lost to a tea party challenger in Tuesday’s primary as voters in 44 legislative primaries picked candidates for a big November fight to control the Minnesota Legislature. But a GOP Senate leader easily turned back a conservative primary foe.

08/14/2012

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For Minn. GOP Lawmakers, Challenges From The Right

The head of the Minnesota Republican Party called him “exactly the kind of career politician that has plagued politics for far too long” and accused “union bosses” of trying to buy his election.

08/10/2012

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Dayton To Visit Moose Lake, Other Flooded Cities

Gov. Mark Dayton says he plans to visit Moose Lake, Carlton and other flooded cities in northeastern Minnesota next week as state leaders look toward providing flood relief.

06/22/2012

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Top Republicans Seek To Keep Photo ID On Ballot

Republican legislative leaders are intervening in a lawsuit to try to keep a proposed photo ID requirement for voters on November’s ballot.

06/08/2012

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A To Z: Snapshot Of Minn. Legislature 2012 Session

Minnesota lawmakers quickly bolted for home after spending almost four months sparring over thousands of bills they introduced, debated and mostly shelved.

05/11/2012

Downtown East

Zellers Says Vikings Bill Leaves Behind Animosity

Republican Rep. Morrie Lanning, the Viking stadium bill’s author in the House, told WCCO’s Chad Hartman that there were “dark days” and that the bill almost didn’t happen.

05/11/2012

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Colorful State Rep. Rukavina To Leave Minn. House

A 26-year veteran lawmaker known for his impassioned speeches and irreverent, borderline uncouth remarks is retiring from the Minnesota House.

05/11/2012

Downtown East

Money Questions Remain About New Vikings Stadium

Now that the Minnesota Vikings will get their new stadium, the worrying can begin over a gambling expansion designed to pay the state’s share of the $975 million project.

05/11/2012

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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

Minnesota lawmakers, highlighted by Gov. Mark Dayton and Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak, teamed up with Vikings star defensive end Jared Allen on Saturday at the Mall of America to rally superfans in an effort to get the stadium bill signed.

State Leaders, Vikings Hold Rally At MOA Days Before House Stadium Vote

It’s a fourth-and-long situation just two days before a Minnesota House vote on a new stadium agreement.

05/05/2012

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Gov. Dayton Vetoes Tax Bill, Stadium Bill Threatened

Minnesota. Gov. Mark Dayton wasted no time Friday vetoing a Republican-crafted tax plan sent to him the night before that contained breaks for businesses but would have taken money from the state’s rainy day reserves.

05/04/2012

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Mpls Mayor On Vikings Stadium: Let’s Just Get It Done

Mayor R.T. Rybak is among those calling for a vote on the stadium bill.

04/29/2012

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