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Key Element Of Golden Capitol Sculpture Departing

The golden sculpture atop Minnesota’s Capitol is temporarily losing a defining feature. Crews will use a crane Tuesday to remove the charioteer that is symbolically steering the golden horses.

09/23/2014

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Electric Car Drivers Taking Wheels To Capitol

As part of National “Drive Electric” Week, electric vehicle owners will gather at the state capitol Sunday afternoon from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

09/20/2014

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Navy ‘Leap Frogs’ Jump From Plane Over Capitol

Parachutes are about to punctuate the sky over Minnesota’s Capitol. An elite team of Navy skydivers planned to jump from a plane to the Capitol lawn on Wednesday afternoon as part of a Navy Week celebration in the state.

08/20/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 8-18-14

Monday Blues? Check out Dave Lee’s Podcast Page to warm you up! Click the above link to access today’s show highlights.

08/18/2014

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Minnesota Gay Marriage Law Reaches Anniversary

It’s been a year since Minnesota’s gay and lesbian couples got the right to legally marry. The anniversary of the state allowing same-sex marriage arrived Friday.

08/01/2014

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New Law Enforces Slower Speeds In Work Zones

This Friday, drivers will have to reduce their speed in construction zones. A new law will force motorists to slow down to 45 miles per hour or face a costly ticket if they are caught speeding in roadside work zones. The new law comes after the deaths of Craig Carlson and Ron Rajkowski, who were hit and killed in October of 2011.

07/28/2014

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Students Learn Math, Science By Creating A Mini Golf Course

Just because school is out, doesn’t mean students have to stop learning. A first-of-its-kind camp wrapped up in North Minneapolis this week. The “Built By Best Camp” took middle school students out of the class room to see how math and science are everyday skills.

07/18/2014

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Farmington Likes Idea Of Filling In For Capitol

The suburban city of Farmington is offering itself up as a temporary fill-in for the state Capitol. State Rep. Pat Garofalo says his city would be perfect to host a special legislative session to address spring flooding damage.

07/17/2014

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Candidates For Congress Shed Light On Fundraising

New campaign finance reports will detail how candidates in Minnesota’s most hotly contested congressional races are faring in their hunt for money. Federal candidates had until Tuesday to file reports with regulators saying how much they raised and spent from April through June.

07/15/2014

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New Panel Studying Government Data Issues Convenes

A new commission tasked with studying whether Minnesota’s records and data practices laws are keeping up with the times is getting off the ground. The Legislative Commission on Data Practices was holding its inaugural meeting Tuesday near the state Capitol.

07/08/2014

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State Capitol Renovation Enters Major Phase

Call it the mother of all fixer-uppers. If you’ve been watching the restoration of the Minnesota State Capitol recently, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet. The $272 million dollar renovation enters a major new phase this week, with most of the Capitol shut off from the public for the first time in its 109-year history.

07/07/2014

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Minnesota Budget Reserve Bumped By $150M

Minnesota’s defense against future budget shortfalls is a bit sturdier. State finance officials said Tuesday they deposited $150 million more into Minnesota government’s main rainy-day account.

07/01/2014

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Commission OKs Next Phase Of State Capitol Redo

The next serious phase of Minnesota’s state Capitol renovation got the go-ahead Monday, and more state leaders began to vacate their offices for temporary quarters as the massive spruce-up drives forward. The Capitol Preservation Commission, led by Gov. Mark Dayton, approved the latest work package in the multi-year renovation project. When that part is complete, about 60 percent of the project will be done.

06/16/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 6-6-14

Flip Saunders returns to the bench for the Timberwolves……That and more in the PODCAST SECTION….get there by CLICKING THE LINK ABOVE.

06/06/2014

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Senate Office Building Gets Legal Green Light

A Minnesota Supreme Court ruling has removed a legal barrier that threatened to block or delay a new government office building for state senators. The decision Thursday effectively ends a court fight that could have delayed an early July groundbreaking.

06/05/2014

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Podcast Page: WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 5-28-14

Lots of information on the show today…If you missed something, you can listen back to the podcast by CLICKING THE LINK ABOVE.

05/28/2014

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Legal Fight Over Senate Building Takes New Turn

A legal fight threatening to hold up construction of a new building for Minnesota state senators has taken a new turn. A former state lawmaker suing to block the building failed Tuesday to meet a deadline for posting an $11 million surety bond.

05/27/2014

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Podcast Page: WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 5-25-14

A busy Memorial Day….Click the link above to listen back to some of the highlights via the PODCAST PAGE.

05/26/2014

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Minnesotans Protest Agriculture Company At State Capitol

Dozens marched at the Capitol Saturday afternoon as part of a nationwide protest of the company Monsanto. Monsanto is an agriculture company that works with farmers around the world. They provide seed for things like corn, cotton, fruits and vegetables.

05/24/2014

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Portraits, Busts Moved From Capitol Amid Makeover

No, it’s not a Capitol artwork heist in progress. Portraits and busts of noted Minnesota politicians as well as some framed paintings are being systematically removed from the state Capitol.

05/23/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 5-21-14

Minneapolis gets the SUPER BOWL! Highlights from today’s show can be found by clicking the link above!

05/21/2014

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Podcast Page: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 5-19-14

Sid Hartman Day was quite the celebration! Listen back to highlights by CLICKING THE LINK above.

05/19/2014

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With Time To Spare, Lawmakers End 2014 Session

Sensing an imminent finish to their legislative session, Minnesota lawmakers took stock Friday of accomplishments and potential campaign liabilities in a year marked by Democratic drives to boost the minimum wage and target school bullying as well as bipartisan efforts to legalize medical marijuana, fix public infrastructure and deliver tax cuts using surplus money.

05/16/2014

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Dayton Confronts Bill Reeling In Minnesota Lottery

By landslide votes, lawmakers put Gov. Mark Dayton on the spot with a bill preventing the Minnesota Lottery from offering instant-play games online or selling tickets at gas pumps and ATMs. Dayton hasn’t indicated what he’ll decide, but his lottery director craves a veto.

05/16/2014

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For Rural Broadband Boosters, $20M Makes A Start

Supporters of expanded broadband in rural Minnesota are claiming a victory as the Legislature appears ready to set aside $20 million for their cause. A supplemental budget bill that includes the money could be voted on as early as Friday.

05/15/2014

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