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Session 2015: Where Issues Stand With Special Session Done

The Legislature wrapped up its 2015 work in a flurry, with lawmakers working nearly a month late to finalize a $42 billion budget. Here’s a look at some of the state’s new laws, some that failed, and what may be on the horizon.

06/15/2015

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Dayton: Special Session Called By End Of Week, Or Early Next Week

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says he hopes to call a special session as soon as possible. Dayton says his office is working out the final details with Republican leaders to agree on the spending bills that fund state government.

06/09/2015

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Rail Union Calls For 2-Person Crews On Every Train In MN

Union railroad workers called for Minnesota legislators to pass laws requiring at least two-person crews on every train operating in the state. The Smart Transportation Union said that would increase safety at rail crossings and railroad yards.

04/24/2015

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Gov. Dayton, Democratic Lawmakers Unveil $330M Rail Safety Proposal

Gov. Mark Dayton and democratic lawmakers released their newest proposal Friday morning on what needs to be done to keep communities safe. If passed, it would invest $330 million over the next decade in construction of safer railroad crossings in Minnesota.

03/13/2015

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4 Things To Know: Frozen 2, Food Trucks, & More

These are the four stories you need to know about from Friday, March 13, 2015. They include a craft brew-inspired Mountain Dew spinoff and the return of food trucks and bike-sharing.

03/13/2015

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Gov. Holds Roundtable Over Rail Safety Concerns

Several Minnesota cities are voicing safety concerns as more trains roll through Minnesota. Railway traffic in the Twin Cities has increased 40 percent in the last two years on tracks owned by Burlington Northern Santa Fe.

12/22/2014

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04/03/2014