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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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New Minn. Legislative Maps Pair 46 Incumbents

Minnesota’s new legislative district maps pit 46 incumbents against each other and create 23 open seats.

02/21/2012

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State Says It’s Easing Some Restraints For Mentally Ill

State officials say they’re phasing out the use of metal handcuffs and seclusion at a secure hospital for the mentally ill in the wake of fines for maltreatment of patients.

02/21/2012

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Minn. House Members Seek To Rush Sex Offender Bill

House Speaker Kurt Zellers says the House will use emergency steps to pass legislation to close a loophole in sex offender notification law.

02/17/2012

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Dayton Speech Presses GOP To Back Jobs Proposals

Gov. Mark Dayton is using his State of the State address to push lawmakers to adopt his top proposals while reminding them that Minnesota voters will render a verdict on their performance in November.

02/15/2012

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House Committee Examines Sex Offender Discharge

Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson is defending her decision not to oppose the provisional discharge of a man who spent nearly 19 years in the Minnesota Sex Offender Program.

02/15/2012

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At Minn. Capitol, Ideas Aplenty To Help Veterans

Minnesota is bracing for the return of its largest deployment of National Guard troops since the Sept. 11 attacks, and legislators have plenty of ideas for helping them find jobs.

02/15/2012

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1 Week In, Legislators Taking A Week Off At The Capitol?

Minnesota lawmakers are picking up right where they left off from last year. The 2012 session so far has been filled with bad feelings and harsh rhetoric. And already, state lawmakers are taking a break.

01/31/2012

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Major Building Renovations Needed At State Capitol

The roof is leaking, and the furnace needs replacing. It’s a common lament for thousands of Minnesota homeowners. But it’s happening at Minnesota’s biggest house, the State Capitol.

12/08/2011

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Lyme Disease Gives Pat Kessler A Reality Check

Political reporter Pat Kessler shares a health scare that could happened to anyone. It was something that made him so sick, that he doesn’t remember much of his trip to the hospital and even his doctors were worried.

11/10/2011

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Panel OKs $150K To Plan Minn. Capitol Restoration

Minnesota leaders have agreed to spend up to $150,000 to begin fine-tuning plans for a proposed state Capitol restoration that could cost hundreds of millions of dollars.

11/01/2011

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Tributes Across Nation, State 10 Years After 9/11

Tributes across the nation and the state honored all that’s happened in 10 years since the Twin Towers fell on Sept. 11, 2001.

09/11/2011

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Military Funds Awarded On 9/11 Anniversary Weekend

To mark the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, the group known as “Minnesotans’ Military Appreciation Fund” presented 10 recipients with monetary grants at the State Capitol on Friday.

09/09/2011

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9/11 Observance Planned At Minnesota State Capitol

The 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks will be marked at the Minnesota State Capitol.

08/12/2011

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