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Stillwater ‘Lumberjack Days’ Back On, But With New Controversy

This Friday marks the 80th anniversary of the Stillwater Lumberjack Days Celebration. The festival ended a couple of years ago after a financial scandal involving the past promoter. This year, the city asked a group of locals to bring back the festival under the new name ‘Log Jam.’

07/16/2014

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Stillwater Ups Fee For Politicians To Walk In Parade

The City of Stillwater is taking a controversial stance on who they want in parades. The city has upped its entry fee to $1,000 for politicians wanting to walk in this weekend’s Log Jam Parade, according to reports.

07/15/2014

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Some Top Minn. State Employees In Line For Raises

Some Minnesota state employees stuck under a salary cap for 15 years may finally be in line for raises. Many of the state’s top jobs have been subject to a cap based on the governor’s pay. Many could get raises after the Legislature’s vote this year to increase salaries for the governor and agency commissioners for the first time since 1998.

12/24/2013

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Good Question: Can A Member Of Congress Be Recalled?

Though the shutdown is now over, anger towards national politicians hasn’t subsided. A Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll conducted last week showed 60 percent of Americans would be willing to fire every member of Congress and start over.

10/17/2013

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Shutdown Leaves Thousands In D.C. Area In Limbo

The usually bustling District of Columbia will be uniquely affected Wednesday by the first government shutdown in 17 years, with thousands of federal employees who make up the backbone of the metro area’s workforce ordered not to report to work.

10/02/2013

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At 90, Quie Still Engaged In Issues Of The Day

Al Quie is Minnesota’s longest-living former governor, having just turned 90 years old on Wednesday. Quie remains keenly involved in the debate on issues of the day, such as the Affordable Care Act.

09/18/2013

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Klobuchar & Snowe In Mpls To Encourage Female Politicians

A congressional approval poll out just last week says only ten percent of Americans approve of the job Congress is doing. Many Americans say they’re frustrated with the partisan divide and gridlock in Washington. That was one of the topics discussed at a conference in Minneapolis today by Women Winning – a group dedicated to electing women candidates. Hundreds gathered to hear Senator Amy Klobuchar and former Republican Senator Olympia Snowe of Maine.

06/03/2013

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Good Question: Will Politicians Feel Pain From The Sequester?

With just days until automatic budget cuts will start slashing 13 percent from federal defense budgets and 9 percent from the rest of the federal government, many viewers are asking if politicians will feel the pain.

02/25/2013

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Minn. Politicians Embrace Conflict Resolution

Understanding each other’s perspectives and looking for commonality when there are differences is what conflict resolution is all about.

01/06/2013

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Bachmann Says She’ll Seek Old Minn. Seat

Fresh off the national stage of a failed presidential bid, Republican Michele Bachmann said Tuesday that she will seek re-election to her Minnesota congressional seat, even though her home is being thrown into a district currently represented by a Democrat.

02/21/2012

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Minn. GOP Health Bill Won’t Bank On Federal Action

Republican lawmakers negotiating a health and welfare spending package made a key budget concession Thursday to Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton, deciding not to count on big savings from a state health care revamp that would need federal approval.

05/12/2011

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Disability Rights Group Briefly Shuts Down MN Senate

With less than two weeks left before the end of the session at the Minnesota Capitol, the budget is still up in the air. On Wednesday, a small group of people with disabilities came to protest the fact that state senators have been talking about a gay marriage ban instead of dollars and cents.

05/11/2011

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Lawmakers Have Lukewarm Reaction To Vikings Stadium

A proposed new Vikings stadium north of St. Paul is getting a muted reaction from lawmakers whose approval will be needed to pass a stadium bill.

05/10/2011

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1st Round In Minn. Redistricting Fight Arrives

State lawmakers clashed Tuesday over a GOP plan to redraw the lines of the state’s legislative districts, with Democrats quick to note that members of their party face greater political consequences than Republicans under the first proposal released to set Minnesota’s political map for the next decade.

05/04/2011

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Humphrey Cartoons Go On Display In Minneapolis

A political cartoon exhibit tracing the career of the late Hubert Humphrey opens Tuesday in downtown Minneapolis.

05/03/2011

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