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Good Question: How Common Is Welfare Fraud?

A Deephaven couple was in a Florida jail Wednesday night awaiting extradition back to Minnesota. Colin and Andrea Chisholm are accused of bilking the state out of $167,000, starting back in 2005. Prosecutors say they lived in a $1 million home and, at one point, owned $1 million yacht while they were receiving cash assistance, food support and medical assistance.

04/02/2014

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Minn. House Backs Water Fee Hikes

Democrats in the Minnesota House and Senate are looking for new ways to collect money. If their latest plan passes, that glass of water from your kitchen faucet may be getting more expensive.

04/19/2013

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Personal Care Givers Hope To Vote On Unionizing

Thousands of Minnesota’s personal care attendants are asking state lawmakers to allow them to vote on a union.

02/20/2013

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Minnesota House Approves Medicaid Expansion

More than 35,000 low-income Minnesota residents moved closer Monday to becoming eligible for a subsidized health insurance program, part of a state buy-in to the controversial new federal health care law.

02/11/2013

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In Midwest, GOP Shrinks From Union Battles

Fifteen months after taking control of Minnesota’s Legislature, Republicans have put a gay marriage ban on this November’s ballot, moved to expand gun rights and cast dozens of votes to cut state spending. But there’s one issue where they failed to get traction: watering down the strength of organized labor with a right-to-work law.

04/06/2012

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Legislator Wants To End Pay Equity Reporting

A Minnesota lawmaker wants to end a state program that fines municipalities for pay inequities based on gender.

02/11/2011

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