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Gov. Dayton Considers Special Session

Gov. Mark Dayton’s office confirmed Thursday it is in talks with Minnesota legislative leaders on a special session to provide disaster aid to communities hit by severe storms.

08/01/2013

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Former ‘CCO Anchor Don Shelby Mulling Run Against Paulsen

Former WCCO anchor Don Shelby has been keeping himself occupied since retiring from his position delivering the evening news to Minnesotans back in 2010. But he may soon be embarking on his most ambitious venture yet — Washington, D.C.

07/25/2013

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Minnesota House Defeats Construction Projects Bill

The Minnesota House has defeated an $800 million construction projects bill that failed to win a needed super-majority. The bill is a rare area where Republican held veto power. Because it involves long-term state debt, it required 81 votes to pass.

05/17/2013

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Sales Tax On Clothing Still ‘On The Table’

With ten days to go in the 2013 session, DFL legislative leaders held budget talks with Governor Mark Dayton Friday to hammer out their differences on tax and budget issues, including a Senate proposal to extend the state’s sale tax to clothing.

05/10/2013

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GOP Lawmaker Who Was On Fence A No On Gay Marriage

A Republican legislator who was weighing his vote on a gay marriage bill says he will oppose it during Thursday’s Minnesota House vote.

05/07/2013

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Minn. House Avoids Vote On Wolf Trapping Ban

Wolf hunting opponents plan to make a move in the Minnesota House to stop wolf trapping.

04/18/2013

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Minn. Dems Push For Projects, But GOP Holds Key

A Democratic-crafted House plan for publicly financed construction sprinkles a host of projects across Republican-held districts but it is far from clear that it can attract the needed GOP votes to pass.

04/09/2013

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Does Minn. House DFL Have Votes To Pass Marriage Bill?

When it comes to legalizing gay marriage in Minnesota, supporters have the appearance of momentum: voters rejected a constitutional ban last fall, public opinion shows growing approval and each day seems to bring another national politician flocking to their cause.

04/05/2013

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Democrats Tout Budget Plans During Legislative Break

Spring break starts today for Minnesota’s House and Senate. The state Legislature typically takes the week off leading up to Easter Sunday.

03/25/2013

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On School IOUs, Dayton Says Waiting Is Fine By Him

Gov. Mark Dayton is willing to wait rather than take action to quickly deliver $800 million in back pay to Minnesota schools.

03/19/2013

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Minn. Health Care Exchange Heads For Final Votes

The Minnesota House is preparing for what could be its final vote on a bill creating an health insurance exchange, but the debate could steer into abortion politics.

03/14/2013

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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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House Committee Probes MN Orchestra’s Use Of Tax Dollars

Minnesota lawmakers are taking a closer look at the labor dispute that has locked out the Minnesota Orchestra for 5 months now.

02/13/2013

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Reality Check: Guns And The State Capitol

Hundreds of people visit the State Capitol every day. What’s impossible to know is how many are carrying a concealed weapon.

01/18/2013

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Minn. Lawmakers Formally Submit Resignations

Two state representatives have formally submitted their resignations, allowing Gov. Mark Dayton to set special elections to fill their seats.

01/07/2013

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GOP Picks Daudt As New House Minority Leader

Minnesota House Republicans have picked Rep. Kurt Daudt as their new minority leader.

11/10/2012

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Behind the Ballot: College Student Runs For State Office

Andrew Ojeda is a junior at Macalester College in St. Paul, and he’s pulling all-nighters for a different reason this fall.

09/28/2012

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Colorful State Rep. Rukavina To Leave Minn. House

A 26-year veteran lawmaker known for his impassioned speeches and irreverent, borderline uncouth remarks is retiring from the Minnesota House.

05/11/2012

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$496M State Construction Bill Passes House

The Minnesota House on Monday approved borrowing $496 million for statewide construction.

05/07/2012

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Gov. Mark Dayton On WCCO Morning News

Gov. Mark Dayton joined Dave Lee on the WCCO Morning News to preview today’s stadium debate in the House of Representatives at the State Capitol.

05/07/2012

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Hunting, Fishing Fees Could Increase

Hunting and fishing fees in Minnesota are on the verge of going up.

04/27/2012

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Rep. Kriesel Says He Won’t Seek Re-Election

Freshman Minnesota Rep. John Kriesel announced Thursday morning he does not plan to seek re-election. Kriesel made the announcement on KFAN Radio.

03/15/2012

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Minn. House Leader To Face Fellow Republican

Minnesota House Majority Leader Matt Dean is taking on a fellow Republican legislator as he seeks a fifth term at the Capitol.

03/05/2012

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Minnesota House Passes Bill On Teacher Layoffs

The Minnesota Senate passed a bill Monday that would let schools lay off teachers based on their performance in the classroom rather than by seniority alone.

02/16/2012

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