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Lawmakers Seek To Ban Cell Phone Use In Construction Zones

Minnesota drivers using cell phones are distracted, and sometimes deadly. Craig Carlson and Ron Rajkowski were killed in 2011 by a distracted driver in a construction zone who was traveling at a high speed. Carlson’s widow, Deb Carlson of Ramsey, says her husband was killed in an instant. “[The] car that was traveling at 70 miles per hour,” Carlson said.

02/10/2014

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Mayo Bill Pauses As Key Lawmaker Doubts Financing

A key Minnesota lawmaker says a bill committing the state to aid in a massive Mayo Clinic expansion project needs a considerable makeover to get through her House committee.

03/12/2013

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Minn. Lawmaker Urged To Step Aside Amid Scandal

A Democratic state lawmaker confronted by authorities over reports that he had oral sex with a 17-year-old boy at a Minnesota rest stop faced calls Monday from party leaders to withdraw from a re-election campaign.

08/20/2012

Rep. Kerry Gauthier

Lawmaker Under Investigation After Alleged ‘Late Night Incident’

A Minnesota state lawmaker is under investigation for a late night incident at a highway rest stop.

08/15/2012

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Minn. Lawmakers To Hire Law Firm In Voter ID Case

Top Minnesota lawmakers have approved an $18,000 legal expense in a fight to preserve a constitutional amendment that would require voters to show a photo ID at the polls.

06/14/2012

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Vikings’ Stadium Could Be Lawmaker’s Legacy

Retiring lawmaker Morrie Lanning insists that his controversial and successful campaign to help finance a $975 million Minnesota Vikings stadium did not drive him from a 39-year-career in public service. But he says his reputation as a diplomatic leader was never more tested.

06/10/2012

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MN Lawmakers’ Bill Would Soften Business Licensing

State lawmakers say they’ve found a way to create thousands of jobs and help small business owners.

02/13/2012

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Preventing Dog Deaths By ‘Body Grip Traps’

A state lawmaker wants to stop what he calls the senseless killing of dogs.

02/02/2012

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Minn. Lawmaker On Probation For DWI Pulled Over

A state lawmaker on probation for a drunken-driving offense was stopped Wednesday on a possible violation of court conditions barring alcohol use and drinking and driving.

03/17/2011

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Minn. Lawmaker To Introduce New Medical Records Bill

On Monday, a Minneapolis lawmaker will introduce a bill that could answer a recent mystery surrounding Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

02/05/2011

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Minn. Lawmaker Wants To Ban Synthetic Marijuana

A Minnesota state senator wants to crack down on fake marijuana sold as herbal incense but potentially more dangerous.

11/24/2010