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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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Vikings Stadium Bill Temporarily Sidelined

The Minnesota Legislature will stick around into May to try reach agreement on tax breaks, state-financed construction projects and a Minnesota Vikings stadium plan.

04/30/2012

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Vikings Fans Hit Capitol, But No Stadium Vote

Fans decked out in purple and gold are roaming Minnesota’s Capitol in hopes that the House debates and votes on the $1 billion Vikings stadium bill.

04/28/2012

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Key Minn. Senate Committee Takes On Vikes’ Stadium Bill

A key committee of the Minnesota Senate is taking up the $1 billion Vikings stadium bill.

04/27/2012

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Hundreds Rally At Capitol Against Marriage Amendment

Hundreds of people gathered on the lawn of the State Capitol Thursday morning to rally against the constitutional amendment that would ban gay marriage.

03/29/2012

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Minn. GOP Senators Want Vote On ‘Right To Work’

A group of Republican state senators say they want the full Senate to vote on a constitutional amendment that would make union membership voluntary in Minnesota, despite signs the bill is stalled at the Capitol.

03/20/2012

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Legacy Money Proposed For Minn. Capitol Work

Two proposals to renovate the Minnesota Capitol with money from the state’s Legacy Fund drew concern from some state lawmakers on Tuesday that such a plan would not survive a legal challenge.

03/13/2012

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