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Minnesota Leaders To Discuss Special Session Prospects

After negotiating by letters and press releases, Minnesota’s top state officials will get in the same room to discuss a possible September special session. Gov. Mark Dayton said he plans to meet on Friday with leaders from the House and Senate.

08/14/2013

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New Close-Up Images Released For Capitol Dome Climber

WCCO-TV showed you video Monday night of a daredevil who scaled the 20-story State Capitol dome last October. Now, security officers are one step closer to finding out who he is – and who helped him get away.

08/06/2013

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Minn. Legislature Allows Beer, Wine Sales In Capitol

Your favorite brew may soon be available for purchase at the state Capitol. The Legislature passed a bill Monday that includes a provision that directs the city of St. Paul to issue and on-sale wine and malt liquor license to the Capitol cafeteria. The bill now goes to Gov. Mark Dayton.

05/20/2013

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Supporters Of Education Investment Hold Pep Rally

Minnesota lawmakers are taking up education legislation this week. So, they along with teachers, students and parents held a pep rally at St. Paul Central High School to support new investments in education.

04/21/2013

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Dayton Foreshadows $750M Minn. Construction Plan

Upgrades for regional civic centers, construction at the Minneapolis Veterans Home and another phase of the Capitol renovation will all be part of a borrow-to-build package Gov. Mark Dayton intends to release next week.

03/12/2013

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Same-Sex Marriage Bill Announced At MN Capitol

With supporters calling it a “historic” day, Minnesota lawmakers unveiled a bill to legalize gay marriage.

02/27/2013

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MN GOP Lawmakers Speak Out Against Gay Marriage

A group of Republican lawmakers are calling for the defeat of a bill to legalize gay marriage in Minnesota.

02/27/2013

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Gun Advocates Rally In St. Paul

Thousands of Minnesota gun advocates joined nationwide rallies in support of gun rights.

01/19/2013

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More No-Smoking Drama Coming To Minn. Capitol

The curtain could soon fall on smoking as part of theatrical productions in Minnesota. A state senator wants to outlaw actors from puffing away as part of plays.

01/17/2013

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Panel Urges More Guards At Minn. Capitol Complex

An advisory task force has forwarded proposed legislation to Minnesota lawmakers that would dramatically expand the Capitol complex security force.

01/07/2013

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New Fees Could Fall On Minn. Lobbyists, Candidates

A Minnesota campaign finance oversight board is weighing whether to impose new fees on lobbyists, candidates and political parties to address budget strains within the regulatory agency.

12/10/2012

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Minn. May See Bulk-Up Of Capitol Security Force

A state panel is readying recommendations for firming up Minnesota Capitol safety that include a near-doubling of troopers and security officers to watch over the seat of government and 16 area buildings.

11/30/2012

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Clinton To Help Dedicate Minn. Statue For Humphrey

Former President Bill Clinton and former Vice President Walter Mondale plan to pay tribute to another Democratic icon, Hubert Humphrey, by dedicating a statue in his honor on the Minnesota Capitol lawn.

07/24/2012

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Mood Acrimonious As Vikings Stadium Talks Continue

Gov. Mark Dayton pronounced the monthslong state push to help build a new Minnesota Vikings stadium a “fiasco” on Wednesday, as the Legislature’s Republican leaders proposed a significantly smaller state contribution to the project.

05/02/2012

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No Floor Sessions On Tap At Capitol

Minnesota legislators have no floor sessions scheduled Wednesday, leaving the field clear for high-level talks between Gov. Mark Dayton and leaders on the key issues standing in the way of a session finish.

05/02/2012

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