Lawmakers Voting On De-Funding Planned ParenthoodThe Minnesota House is expected to vote Thursday night on a bill to de-fund Planned Parenthood.
House Republicans Want Teacher Diversity In Budget PlanLawmakers in the Republican-controlled House want to recruit a new, more diverse pool of teachers and fund early childhood learning and literacy programs.
Dayton: Bill Would Give Millions To State Mental HospitalsGovernor Mark Dayton said Wednesday decades of neglect have made the state's psychiatric hospitals unsafe for workers and patients.
Groups Meet At Capitol To Address IslamophobiaThe Council on America-Islamic Relations says it's been monitoring Islamophobia-related incidents across Minnesota.
Lawmakers Approve Ignition Interlock Devices For Repeat Drunk DriversA Minnesota House committee on Thursday approved a bill making ignition interlock devices mandatory for repeat drunk drivers.
With Dayton's Signature, Lawmakers Start ID Upgrade TalksGov. Mark Dayton has signed into law a bill that sets in motion some upgrades to Minnesota driver's licenses.
State Capitol Steps Undergo Emergency RepairThe Minnesota State Capitol restoration project continued this week, even though the Legislature returned on Tuesday for the 2016 session.
Native American Paintings Could Be Removed From Key Capitol SpotState officials may remove several paintings that some say depict Native Americans unfairly from a prominent spot in the Capitol. That's the recommendation from a panel of lawmakers and experts examining the Capitol's massive artwork collection.
Meet The State Capitol's New 4-Legged Security GuardThe Minnesota Department of Public Safety is ramping up protection at the State Capitol by adding a four-legged, bomb-sniffing security officer. The State Capitol Security introduced Matka to the media on Monday. She is a 1-and-a-half–year-old Hungarian Vizsla who recently completed a 10-week training course in explosives detection.
Minnesota Military Leader Defending Civil War Art At CapitolNational Guard Major General Rick Nash says the Civil War paintings and other military artifacts that some consider too violent are an important tribute to Minnesota soldiers who saved the Union.
Capitol Restoration Group Asks Public For Art InputMinnesota may be "the land of 10,000 lakes," but there are no pictures of lakes in our State Capitol building. In fact, some people may consider some of the art that is there to be offensive.
Local Groups Asks Citizens To Weigh In On State Capitol ArtThe group that is overseeing the three-year Capitol restoration is asking Minnesotans to take an online survey. They want to find out what you think about the art in the State Capitol.

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