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Lawmakers Could Open Bars Late For All-Star Game

A Minnesota House panel is considering temporarily changing state law to let bars stay open until 4 a.m. when the All-Star Game comes to town this July. The new closing time would pave the way for revelers in Hennepin County to celebrate America’s national pastime for two extra hours.

03/12/2014

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Senators Backs Higher Bar For Voter Amendments

Proposed amendments to Minnesota’s Constitution would be less frequent under a proposal backed by a state Senate committee. Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk told the Senate State Government Committee Monday that it should be harder to change the state constitution.

03/03/2014

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Lawmakers Eye Higher Bar To Constitutional Changes

Minnesota lawmakers who saw colleagues put several hot-button political issues on the statewide ballot in 2012 are now mulling proposals that would make it harder to do that again.

03/03/2014

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Top Minn. Politicians Aim For $108K For Food Shelf

Some power players in Minnesota politics are raising money, but not for the next campaign. They’re after at least $108,000 for northern Minnesota food shelves. Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk was hosting Thursday’s event in at a downtown St. Paul pub. Gov. Mark Dayton was also expected to attend.

12/19/2013

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Minn. Senate DFL Hit With $100K Penalty Over Ads

The campaign arm for Minnesota Democratic state senators agreed Tuesday to pay a $100,000 civil penalty to resolve an investigation over ads in the 2012 election, one of the largest fines levied in a state political case.

12/17/2013

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New $89M Senate Building A Surprise To Some

The Minnesota State Capitol is about to get a new neighbor for the first time in decades. Construction begins next year on a new, $89.5 million Senate Office Building located directly behind the Capitol.

06/12/2013

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Dayton, DFL Call Legislative Session A Success

Gov. Mark Dayton and Democratic legislative leaders call the just-finished session a success and that they accomplished what they set out to do. Dayton and the lawmakers held a Tuesday news conference at the Capitol, just a few hours after the session wrapped at midnight.

05/21/2013

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