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Reports To Show How Much Money Was Raised, Spent By Campaigning MN LawmakersLawmakers and political groups are setting the stage for the battle for control of the Legislature. Their quest for cash is shaping up, too.
Special Session Deal Falls Through Yet AgainIs the wait to decide on a special session over? Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders are meeting for another round of negotiations. They're nearing the self-imposed deadline for an early February emergency session.
Special Session Clock Ticking For Miners On UnemploymentAs lawmakers make last-ditch efforts to call a special session, hundreds of steelworkers and mine laborers are counting the days until their last unemployment check arrives and know they may have to take jobs that'll pull them away from Minnesota's faltering Iron Range.
Gov., Legislative Leaders Talk Special Session, To No AvailIt's time for a special session status check. Gov. Mark Dayton was set to meet with legislative leaders Thursday morning to discuss his hopes for an emergency session before the Legislature's scheduled March 8 return.
Minnesota Senator Kathy Sheran Will Not Seek Re-Election In 2016A top Minnesota Senate Democrat on social services issues is not seeking re-election in 2016. Sen. Kathy Sheran announced on Monday her plans to retire after her third term is up. Sheran was first elected to the Mankato-area district in 2006.
As $1.9B Surplus Announced, Budget Battle BeginsMinnesota lawmakers from both parties agree that a nearly $1.9 billion budget surplus is good news. They just disagree on how to spend it.
Abeler Aims For Return To Legislature In Senate RunA former Republican lawmaker is eyeing a return to the Legislature after just a year away. Rep. Jim Abeler spent eight terms in the House before stepping away in 2014 for a failed bid for the U.S. Senate.
Vietnam Veterans Honored At Fort Snelling CeremonyThe ceremony marked the 50th anniversary of the U.S. buildup of military personnel in South Vietnam. The Pentagon wants to elevate the status of Vietnam vets to the status of World War 2 and Korean War veterans.
GOP Calls Dayton ‘Out Of Touch’ Following Cabinet Pay HikeGov. Mark Dayton was preparing to announce pay raises for his state agency commissioners as Republicans were warning exorbitant increases would become a campaign issue next year.
Session 2015: Where Issues Stand With Special Session DoneThe Legislature wrapped up its 2015 work in a flurry, with lawmakers working nearly a month late to finalize a $42 billion budget. Here's a look at some of the state's new laws, some that failed, and what may be on the horizon.
Winkler's Resignation From Legislature Effective July 1Minnesota's Legislature will be down a member starting in July. Democratic Rep. Ryan Winkler has submitted his formal resignation that is effective on July 1. The fifth-term lawmaker previously said he would step down as his family relocates to Europe for his wife's career move.
Gov. Dayton Signs Bills, Avoiding Government ShutdownMinnesota Governor Mark Dayton today signed into law the budget bills passed overnight by a Special Session of the Legislature, avoiding a partial state government shutdown.

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