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Honour: Freeze Minimum Wage, Cut Minnesota Taxes

Four days after Minnesota’s minimum wage rose to $8 an hour, a top Republican candidate for Minnesota governor proposed freezing the wage at its current level, and abolishing future automatic increases.

08/04/2014

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GOP Hopefuls Differ On How To Rein In State Budget

On its current trajectory, Minnesota’s next two-year state budget will top the $40 billion mark. The Republicans seeking to defeat Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton say they would slam the brakes on spending if they’re put in charge.

07/19/2014

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Farmington Likes Idea Of Filling In For Capitol

The suburban city of Farmington is offering itself up as a temporary fill-in for the state Capitol. State Rep. Pat Garofalo says his city would be perfect to host a special legislative session to address spring flooding damage.

07/17/2014

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The Process Has Begun To Release Civilly-Committed Sex Offenders

A federal court proceeding has cleared the way for what will likely be the release of one, and likely more, dangerous sex offenders. The offenders are civilly committed and housed at state facilities in Moose Lake and St. Peter.

07/16/2014

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2 Meetings Set On Minnesota Medical Marijuana Law

Two public meetings have been set to discus planning for Minnesota’s new medical marijuana program. The first is on July 31 and will be used to familiarize a 16-member Task Force on Medical Cannabis Therapeutic Research with its duties. The other one is an early-August session by the Office of Medical Cannabis to brief potential manufacturers and others about the timetable and program guidelines.

07/16/2014

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Minnesota Craft Beer Documentary Premieres Saturday

On Thanksgiving Day 2011, Dave Okar decided he needed to start documenting Minnesota’s craft beer movement. “I just went out and started doing it,” Okar said. “After I got some material, it became clear that you should make a film about it.”

07/16/2014

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Dayton Hails US Gov’t Duties On Foreign Steel Pipe

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is hailing the U.S. government’s decision to impose duties on imports of steel pipe from South Korea, India and seven other countries.

07/11/2014

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Feds Release Money To Fix Flooded Minnesota Roads

The federal government has released $4.25 million to help repair flood-damaged roads in Minnesota. U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said Thursday that the emergency relief funds would be available immediately from the Federal Highway Administration.

07/10/2014

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Dayton Names 16 To Study Impact Of Marijuana Law

Gov. Mark Dayton on Thursday appointed 16 members to a task force that will study the impact of the state’s new medical marijuana law. The governor’s appointees to the Task Force on Medical Cannabis Therapeutic Research range from law enforcement officials to people who treat substance abuse to potential patients and their parents.

07/10/2014

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Minnesota Revenues Beat Forecast In Final Quarter

Minnesota finance officials say state tax collections beat expectations for the final three months of the fiscal year. According to the quarterly update released Thursday, state revenues for April, May and June were $235 million more than forecast.

07/10/2014

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Dayton Makes Formal Request For Federal Disaster Aid

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is citing more than $55 million in public response costs and infrastructure damage in a formal application for federal disaster aid stemming from June’s widespread flooding, mudslides and high winds. Dayton made the request Wednesday in a letter to President Barack Obama.

07/09/2014

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Flood-Ravaged Delano Holds July 4th Celebrations

It’s been just over a week since Delano battled flood waters on the Crow River. The river crested at more than 21 feet, the second highest in history. Several businesses in the downtown area were forced to close along with a busy bridge. Homes were also threatened by the high water.

07/04/2014

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Franken Spends Limited Time With Obama

Re-election seeking Sen. Al Franken joined President Barack Obama for only a limited portion of a two-day Minnesota visit.

06/27/2014

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Park-Hopping Obama Strikes Chord About Gridlock

Over two days, President Barack Obama took in two of Minnesota’s most scenic parks all while he talked about how ugly Washington had become. Obama headed back to Washington on Friday after his stay in Minneapolis, where he spoke extensively about how gridlock has stymied economic progress.

06/27/2014

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Obama Pledges Hand In Minnesota Flooding Response

President Barack Obama pledged the federal government’s help Thursday in recovery after massive flooding hit many parts of Minnesota this month, telling a town hall audience near the roaring Minnehaha Falls that they’ll have a strong partner when they know how severe the damage is.

06/26/2014

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