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A battle is underway at the State Capitol between public workers who say they need a raise and lawmakers who wonder if the state can afford it.
Minnesota is eliminating MinnesotaCare health insurance premiums for poor children as the state implements a 2009 law aimed at covering 16,000 uninsured children.
Promoters of civic center expansions, a light-rail line, a minor-league ballpark and other economic development projects have submitted about 90 applications for a $47.5 million state business development fund.
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The Minnesota Vikings’ pursuit of a $975 million stadium went to the floor of the state Senate on Thursday and even opponents predicted it would clear its final hurdle.
The Minnesota Senate voted in favor of the new stadium –- 38 to 28 — just before midnight after debating for 11 hours on Tuesday.
In a Minnesota Capitol struck with stadium fever, other work stands between legislators and their session finish line.
Like true Vikings, dozens of fans wearing head to toe purple and gold stormed the Minnesota Capitol steps, carrying signs and singing songs to try to keep the team here.
Vikings stadium point-man Lester Bagley joined Dave Lee Friday on the WCCO Morning News.
An update Tuesday from Minnesota Management and Budget says net general fund revenues totaled nearly $2.5 billion in February and March, which was $106 million or 4.4 percent better than forecast in February.
As the Minnesota Senate approved a voter ID bill, critics expressed concerns about the unintended consequences.
The Minnesota Senate has passed bills that would keep state parks open and the State Lottery operating in future state government shutdowns.
The Republican Senate wants to hold a hearing on the ethics complaint against Senator Geoff Michel as soon as it can.
House Republicans proposed a $280 million borrowing package for Minnesota construction projects Monday, placing an emphasis on refurbishing state college buildings, roads and bridges but falling far short of the amount Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton proposed spending.
The truth: Insurance companies operating in Minnesota are required by law to cover at least 28 separate benefits, eight types of patients and 13 different health care professions. That’s the sixth highest number of mandates in the country.