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Lawmakers Eyeing March 8 Start Date For Next Year’s Session

Minnesota lawmakers are eying a March 8 start date for next year’s legislative session. The plan would start the session after a state budget forecast is released in late February.


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Wis. Gov. Heads To Minn. For Lawmaker Meet-Up

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is heading west to make connections in Minnesota. Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Daudt says he and other Republican lawmakers will meet with the likely presidential candidate Thursday.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.