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Projects Left Out Of Bonding Bill Try Again For $$

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.

07/10/2012

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Memorial Day Events

Fort Snelling | Minnesota State Capitol | Lakewood Cemetery | Memorial Day Pow-Wow | Memorial Day/Law Day 5K Run In Willmar | Memorial Day Murph In St. Cloud | Valleyfair | Minnesota Civil War History At The Landing

05/25/2012

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Minnesota Senate Is Last Stop For Vikings Stadium

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.

05/10/2012

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Minn. Senate Passes Vikings Stadium Bill

The Minnesota Senate voted in favor of the new stadium –- 38 to 28 — just before midnight after debating for 11 hours on Tuesday.

05/08/2012

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Stadium Grips Minn. Capitol, But Other Work Left

In a Minnesota Capitol struck with stadium fever, other work stands between legislators and their session finish line.

05/07/2012

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Vikings Fans Rally At Capitol To Save Team, Fight For Bill

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.

04/23/2012

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Vikings’ Bagley Says Last Chance Is Now

Vikings stadium point-man Lester Bagley joined Dave Lee Friday on the WCCO Morning News.

04/20/2012

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Minnesota Revenues Running Ahead Of Forecast

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.

04/10/2012

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Esme’s Blog: Voter ID and MN’s Record Turnouts

As the Minnesota Senate approved a voter ID bill, critics expressed concerns about the unintended consequences.

03/24/2012

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Minn. Senate Passes Bills To Ease Shutdown Pain

The Minnesota Senate has passed bills that would keep state parks open and the State Lottery operating in future state government shutdowns.

03/22/2012

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GOP Leaders Want Ethics Complaint Resolved Quickly

The Republican Senate wants to hold a hearing on the ethics complaint against Senator Geoff Michel as soon as it can.

03/20/2012

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House GOP Bonding Proposal Smaller Than Dayton’s

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.

03/20/2012

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Reality Check: Truth About Insurance And Birth Control

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.

03/07/2012

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Minn. House OKs Deadly Force Bill, Sends To Gov.

The Minnesota House has sent a bill to Gov. Mark Dayton that would expand the situations where people can use deadly force. The House approved the bill in an 85-47 vote Wednesday.

02/29/2012

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Minn. Senate Committee Passes Photo ID For Voting

The Senate State Government Committee approved the amendment 8-5 Wednesday on a party-line vote.

02/22/2012

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