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Talking Points: What To Do With The $1.23B Surplus?

Minnesota lawmakers have the kind of problem on their hands that, at first glance, would appear to be a good thing. Friday the state announced a surprising $1.23 billion surplus. But the debate about what to do with the surplus is so intense its even pitting members of the same party against each other.


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Opinion: Billions Are Being Spent On This Election, But Will It Change Anything?

For all the billions spent by the Obama and Romney campaigns, Republican and Democratic parties, and countless outside groups, we may wake up November 7th to a Washington that is virtually unchanged.


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Vikings, GOP Chief Tussle Over Stadium Vote Timing

The Minnesota Vikings stadium drive at the Capitol may have been thrown for an unexpected loss on Wednesday.


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Longtime Minn. House Chief Clerk Burdick Dies

The former chief clerk of the state House of Representatives, who spent 62 years working for the institution, has died. He was 89.


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New Power In Minn. House With Presidential Role Model

Minnesota’s new House Speaker Kurt Zellers has a degree in political science and spent much of his adult life working in politics, including a stint as communications director for former Republican U.S. Senator Rod Grams.



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