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A Crash Course On Walleye Fishing

Gov. Mark Dayton was up early Saturday morning to take part in Minnesota’s 68th annual walleye fishing opener. He’s on Lake Vermilion in northeast Minnesota. Last year he got skunked, so hopefully he will have better luck this year.

05/09/2015

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Dayton, Pawlenty Join Groundbreaking At State’s Newest Park

Gov. Mark Dayton and former Gov. Tim Pawlenty were among the government officials who grabbed shovels to help break ground for Minnesota’s newest state park. Construction began Friday on the campground at Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine State Park in northeastern Minnesota.

05/08/2015

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Latest Train Derailment Has Minn. Lawmakers Looking At Prevention

The train derailment and fire Wednesday, which forced the evacuation of a nearby small town, was the fifth this year involving North Dakota trains.

05/06/2015

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Minnesota Bids For 2020 College Football Championship Game

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and state business Tuesday launched an official bid Tuesday for the 2020 College Football Playoff National Championship game. It would be played at the new Minnesota Vikings stadium under construction in Minneapolis, which is already hosting the 2018 Super Bowl and the 2019 Final Four.

05/05/2015

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Talking Points: Shutdown Specter Looms Over Budget Battle

It’s crunch time at the state Capitol. By law, legislators need to have the budget balanced and their business done by May 18, which is just two week from Monday.

05/03/2015

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Pedestrian Killed By LRT Was Longtime Minn. Senate Staffer

A longtime staff member of the Minnesota Senate was killed after being struck by a Green Line light rail train on her way to work Thursday morning. Lynne Thomas had been a legislative assistant in the Senate for 28 years. She was crossing University Avenue on the light rail tracks when she was hit and killed by a train around 7:30 a.m.

04/30/2015

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GOP Senators Grill Commissioner Over MNsure, Nonprofit Woes

Senate Republicans are putting pressure on one of Gov. Mark Dayton’s commissioners.

04/30/2015

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Bird Flu Funding On Way To Dayton’s Desk

The first slice of emergency funding for the state’s response to a deadly bird flu outbreak is heading to Gov. Mark Dayton.

04/30/2015

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Dayton Outlines Possible Loan Program For Turkey Farmers

Gov. Mark Dayton says the state may set up a low-interest loan program for farmers hit by a deadly bird flu outbreak. Fifty-six farms had been hit with the virus as of Tuesday, costing farmers more than 3.3 million birds.

04/29/2015

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Report: Agricultural, Urban Runoff Contaminating Minnesota’s Waters

A new report from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency shows a steady flow of problems into Minnesota’s lakes, rivers and streams.

04/29/2015

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With ‘Promise Zone’ Designation, Another Push For Universal Pre-K

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan visited Minnesota on Tuesday and called the state a model for others. He announced that the White House has named Minneapolis a “Promise Zone.” That means the city can get a leg up on the competition when applying for federal grants that create jobs and help close the achievement gap.

04/28/2015

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Dayton To DNR: No More Moose Collaring

Gov. Mark Dayton has ordered the state Department of Natural Resources to stop the practice of radio-collaring moose as part of studying the animals.

04/28/2015

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Southwest LRT Project Under Scrutiny Following $341M Price Hike

Gov. Mark Dayton said Monday that he’s “shocked and appalled” to learn that the Metropolitan Council raised its estimate for the Southwest Light Rail Transit Project by $341 million for a total budget of nearly $2 billion.

04/27/2015

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4 Things To Know: Airport Shooting, Nepal Earthquake & Game 6

Here’s a look at the four things you need to know for April 26, 2015.

04/26/2015

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Cities Face Millions In Wastewater Upgrades, Repairs

Public works employees in the southwestern city of Minneota frequently hang inside manholes, poking with a long stick to move chunks of human waste and refuse that block sewer flow. The mayor of Winsted, a city of about 2,400, wonders how he’ll pay for a $7 million upgrade to the town’s wastewater treatment facility.

04/25/2015

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House GOP Finalizing Bid In Education Funding Debate

Republicans in the Minnesota House are firming up their stance on one of the session’s biggest issues: education. A floor session on the GOP’s education budget was expected to last hours Saturday. The House would spend about $157 million more on schools and families over the next two years. The bulk of that is in money districts can use however they like.

04/25/2015

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GOP Takes On Government, Campaign Finance Rules In Budget

House Republicans are staking out their boldest budget stance yet. The House was set to take up a bill funding state government Friday with a final vote expected hours later.

04/24/2015

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House GOP Shuts Down DFL Education Spending Proposal

House Democrats have the highest bid in Minnesota’s education funding debate.

04/23/2015

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Competing Budget Plans Show Depth Of Legislative Differences

The Minnesota House and Senate went their separate ways Wednesday with expansive bills covering economic development, energy regulation and broadband Internet access programs, offering a glimpse of the gulf they’ll have to bridge on those items and the broader budget over the final weeks of the session.

04/22/2015

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Law Enforcement Pushing For $150M Annually For Preschool

More than 100 law enforcement leaders across Minnesota are asking lawmakers for a minimum of $150 million a year for preschool programs.

04/22/2015

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Minnesota House Passes GOP Funding Plan For Road Fixes

A 10-year, $7 billion plan for Minnesota road-and-bridge construction has the GOP-led House on a different course than Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton for solving a top issue for both parties this legislative session.

04/21/2015

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Lawmakers Shore Up Response Funds As Bird Flu Wracks State

Minnesota lawmakers are aiming to provide extra money as the state struggles to get a bird flu outbreak under wraps.

04/21/2015

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Beneath Budget Dispute, A Tussle Over Regulatory Power

In their unfolding budget plan, Minnesota legislative Republicans are moving to strip powers from Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton, ranging from limiting his team’s authority to write regulatory rules to curbs on the administration’s staffing.

04/19/2015

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With The Wild Away, Fans Fill Downtown St. Paul For 1st Playoff Game

Five-hundred-sixty-two miles separate the Minnesota Wild from their fans. But in downtown St. Paul Thursday, playoff excitement still had that home-ice feel. “This is where you go,” St. Paul resident Linda Eichinger said. “Hockey fans, we’re together and we’re going to celebrate them no matter if they’re in town or away.”

04/16/2015

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Connect The Dots: Minnesota City Gets Umlauts Back On Signs

Minnesota’s Great Umlaut Crisis is over — and without Gov. Mark Dayton having to use his paint and brushes.

04/16/2015

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