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1-10-14 Recycling Fee Coming To Minnesota On The Morning News With Dave Lee

1,000 jobs could be created….find out how by listening to the podcast. Click the link above!

01/10/2014

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12-31-13 Top Political Stories Of 2013 On John Hines Show With Jordana Green

Listen to the Top 10 Political Stories of 2013 with the author of THE MORNING TAKE. Click the link to listen!

12/31/2013

Blois Olson Bio

12-23-13 The Morning Take On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Click the link to hear the FINAL EPISODE OF 2013! Thanks for a great year Blois Olson!

12/23/2013

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Minn. Cities, Counties To Catch Sales Tax Break

Minnesota city and county governments have a good reason to wait until after the holidays to do any major shopping: Starting Jan. 1, much of the stuff they buy will be tax-free.

12/15/2013

Blois Olson Bio

12-3 The Morning Take On The Morning News With Dave Lee!

Property taxes are going up….what does that mean for local aid to cities? Click the link to find out.

12/03/2013

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12-2-13 The Morning Take On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Are state boards on the chopping block?

12/02/2013

Blois Olson

11-21-13 The Morning Take On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Slots coming to the airport?

11/21/2013

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Concordia Students Fight Against Controversial Loophole

Students at Concordia University are attempting something not a lot of college students try to do. They’re going to the Minnesota Legislature to get some laws changed, including one controversial loophole for the lawmakers themselves.

11/12/2013

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10-25-13 The Morning Take On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Hamline Law Professor David Schultz pinch hits for Blois Olson.

10/25/2013

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News Click: Michael Brodkorb Suit Is Settled…..

$30,000…..right amount? Click the link to vote!

09/26/2013

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Minn. Lawmakers: Special Session May Not Be Needed

Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders agreed Friday that Sept. 9 is the date they would hold a possible special session, but also said it might not be necessary after all.

08/16/2013

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Reality Check: Why Do Legislators Pass Laws They Know They Will Repeal?

Repealing taxes that were approved just a couple months ago is highly unusual, but now it just might happen. Especially when it comes to the farm tax — a tax so unpopular, even Gov. Mark Dayton hates it, and he signed it into law.

08/13/2013

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Should The Media Release The “BRODKORB” Cheaters List?

Click the link to vote on KING JOHN’s Poll!

07/11/2013

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Minn. Edges Toward 6th Highest Cigarette Tax

Minnesota is weeks away from having the nation’s sixth highest tax on cigarettes when the new $2.83-a-pack charge kicks in. The Minnesota Department of Revenue on Thursday put a finer point on tax changes the Legislature approved in May. Increases in tobacco taxes were key parts of a new state budget.

06/06/2013

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Nearly 700 State Workers Earn More Than $100K

There was a lot of debate at the Capitol this year about pay raises for Minnesota lawmakers. But a WCCO investigation found soaring salaries are actually going to state employees who work as staff members.

05/22/2013

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