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Black Lives Matter Plans Protest Outside Governor’s Residence

The group Black Lives Matter is going to Summit Avenue in St. Paul on Tuesday to show displeasure with Gov. Mark Dayton’s comment on the weekend protest at the Minnesota State Fair.

08/30/2015

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Dayton Calls December Special Election To Fill House Seat

Gov. Mark Dayton is calling a special election to fill an open seat in the House triggered by a veteran Democrat’s death after a short battle with cancer.

08/24/2015

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UCare Looks To Salvage State Contracts For Public Programs

A Minnesota health insurance company started a public push on Tuesday to maintain its foothold in the state’s public programs.

08/18/2015

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Ojibwe Group To Harvest Wild Rice In Treaty Rights Test

A group of Ojibwe Native Americans has put the Dayton administration on notice that it plans to harvest wild rice without state licenses later this month to try to assert rights they believe they hold under an 1855 treaty. They plan to gather wild rice on Hole-in-the-Day Lake in Nisswa on Aug. 27 and are urging conservation officers not to issue citations or seize their wild rice or harvesting equipment.

08/18/2015

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How To Promote Mille Lacs During The Walleye Crisis

Lake Mille Lacs has a reputation of being a premiere walleye fishing destination. But many who live along the lake say it should be known for much more. “Mille Lacs at the time when I was growing up was known more as the fishing lake, but that’s evolved over the years,” Mille Lacs Island Resort General Manager Jodi Kanera said.

08/14/2015

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Minnesota Leaders Meet Privately About Sex Offender Program

An array of Minnesota officials gathered at a federal courthouse to privately discuss the future of the state’s program for confining sex offenders.

08/10/2015

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Talking Points: Closed-Door Meeting On Sex Offender Program

In June, a federal judge declared the state program that locks up civilly committed sex offenders unconstitutional.

08/09/2015

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DNR Draws Up Walleye Stocking Plan For Lake Mille Lacs

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has drawn up a restocking plan for walleye in Lake Mille Lacs, a step that hasn’t been taken before on the iconic lake.

08/06/2015

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Dayton Drew Big Inaugural Checks After Election

After easily securing a second term as Minnesota governor, Democrat Mark Dayton landed sizable checks toward his early-January inauguration, including some from corporations whose leaders favored the GOP nominee in the race.

08/05/2015

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Minnesota Lawmakers Wary Of Special Session For Mille Lacs

Minnesota lawmakers are pumping the brakes on Gov. Mark Dayton’s call for a special session to aid Mille Lacs Lake businesses hurting from the early closure of walleye fishing season.

08/05/2015

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Dayton Creates New Environmental Citizens Board

Gov. Mark Dayton is creating a new citizen advisory panel to consult with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency on environmental matters.

08/04/2015

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Politicians Speak Out On The Death Of Cecil The Lion

Politicians in Minnesota and across the country are sounding off on the death of a protected African lion at the hands of a Twin Cities dentist.

07/29/2015

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Dayton Rearranges Trade Mission To Accommodate Court Session

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is shaving some time off his upcoming trade trip to Mexico to be at a court conference on the state’s sex offender confinement program. Dayton’s office said Thursday he would be at the Aug. 10 conference on possible changes to the civil commitment program that a federal judge ruled unconstitutional.

07/23/2015

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Dayton: Will Keep Seeking Money For Early Education

Gov. Mark Dayton is putting lawmakers on notice: They’ll have to pony up more for early education programs to unlock money for their priorities. Republican legislators have big plans for tax relief heading into the 2016 legislative session. But Dayton said Tuesday he won’t sign a tax bill if the Legislature doesn’t put up an “equitable” amount for early education.

07/21/2015

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Dayton, Nolan To Assess Storm Damage In Brainerd Area

Gov. Mark Dayton and U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan will travel to the Brainerd Lakes area on Friday to tour storm damage. Dayton and Nolan also plan to meet with resort owners, emergency managers, local officials, residents and volunteers.

07/16/2015

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Hefty Roster Of Public Works Projects Lands Before Lawmakers

Jostling has begun among Minnesota cities, counties and state government agencies to get road projects, nature trails, amphitheaters, prison repairs and much more into a public-works borrowing plan that Gov. Mark Dayton and the Legislature will assemble next year.

07/16/2015

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GOP Calls Dayton ‘Out Of Touch’ Following Cabinet Pay Hike

Gov. Mark Dayton was preparing to announce pay raises for his state agency commissioners as Republicans were warning exorbitant increases would become a campaign issue next year.

07/01/2015

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Gay Marriage Opponents Pushing For Religious Exemption Bill

Critics of last week’s Supreme Court ruling to legalize same-sex marriage say they’re not done fighting.

06/29/2015

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Environmental Groups Urge Dayton To Wade Into Mine Review

Environmental advocates are calling on Gov. Mark Dayton to require stronger environmental protections for a proposed copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota.

06/29/2015

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Dayton Ponders State High Court Diversity In Upcoming Picks

Gov. Mark Dayton says he’s “conscious of the diversity factor” as he considers who will fill two upcoming openings on the Minnesota Supreme Court.

06/29/2015

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As SCOTUS Upholds Affordable Care Act, MN GOP Calls For MNsure’s Demise

The Supreme Court has upheld the nationwide tax subsidies under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, in a ruling that preserves health insurance for millions of Americans. The justices said in a 6-3 ruling Thursday that the subsidies that 8.7 million people currently receive to make insurance affordable do not depend on where they live, under the 2010 health care law.

06/25/2015

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Dayton Vows To Attend Hearing For Sex Offender Program

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton said Wednesday the state will appeal a federal court ruling declaring the state’s sex offender program unconstitutional.

06/24/2015

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Minnesota Sen. Klobuchar Heads To Iowa For Clinton Campaign

Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar is headed to Iowa to campaign for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton.

06/24/2015

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MPCA Citizens’ Board Holds Last Meeting, Supporters Vow To Fight

Just two weeks after it was abolished by the Minnesota Legislature, an influential environmental citizen’s board held its last meeting on Tuesday.

06/23/2015

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