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Minn. Panel Rejects State Employee Contracts

A Republican-led legislative panel has rejected new contracts for more than 27,000 state employees.

08/30/2012

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Rep. Gauthier Decides To Pull Out Of Race

The Minnesota Representative who admitted to engaging in rest-stop sex acts with a 17-year-old boy said Wednesday afternoon that he will not seek re-election.

08/22/2012

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Public Workers, Lawmakers In Heated Debate Over Raises At Capitol

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.

08/09/2012

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Minn. To Extend Health Coverage To 16,000 Children

Minnesota is eliminating MinnesotaCare health insurance premiums for poor children as the state implements a 2009 law aimed at covering 16,000 uninsured children.

07/26/2012

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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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