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5 Things To Know About Minn. Legislative Session

Minnesota lawmakers flock back to the Capitol on Tuesday for a legislative session expected to run 12 weeks at most. Having set the two-year budget last year, lawmakers face a shorter list of legislation they must consider this time. And it’s always easier to get in the way of proposed laws than to enact them.

02/24/2014

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2-20-14 Winter Weather Headaches On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Dan Pawlenty (Tim’s brother) talks with Dave about the challenges this winter has presented for City Departments around the Twin Cities. Click the link above to listen……..

02/20/2014

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Cops, Lawmakers Not Seeing Eye-To-Eye On Medical Marijuana

The fight over legalizing medical marijuana in Minnesota again faces fierce opposition from law enforcement agencies. Gov. Mark Dayton has said he won’t support a law unless police departments sign off on it first.

02/12/2014

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1-22-14 The Morning Take On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Why is Tim Pawlenty calling out the GOP? Click the link to listen!

01/22/2014

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Good Question: What Does Minnesota’s Lieutenant Governor Do?

LT. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon announced on Tuesday she will not seek re-election with Gov. Mark Dayton this fall. The former DFL state senator and Duluth city councilwoman said she considered her work on health care and seniors most rewarding during her term, but that she had “expected to be more involved in some policy initiatives and I found ways to do that.”

01/14/2014

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Senate Backs Minn. Tuition For Immigrants’ Kids

The children of immigrants who are in Minnesota illegally would be eligible for in-state tuition and financial aid at the state’s public colleges and universities under a bill the state Senate passed on Wednesday.

05/01/2013

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Ex-Pawlenty Aide Urges GOP To Back Gay Marriage

A former top aide to Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty on Wednesday publicly urged Minnesota GOP legislators to back legalized gay marriage or risk alienating young voters.

04/24/2013

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Iowa State Balked At Pawlenty’s $25K Speaking Fee

It would’ve cost big bucks to get Tim Pawlenty to return to Ames, where his presidential campaign ended in 2011 after a poor finish at the Iowa Straw Poll.

01/04/2013

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Gov. Dayton To Push For Domestic Partner Benefits

Gov. Mark Dayton says he plans to include same-sex domestic partner benefits in Minnesota’s state employee contracts.

12/07/2012

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Esme’s Blog: Kurt Bills Ad Slammed

During last night’s Vikings game, Kurt Bills ran an ad claiming Amy Klobuchar covered up for Tom Petters and failed to prosecute him while she was Hennepin County Attorney.

10/26/2012

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Behind The Ballot: Have We Seen The Last Of ‘Candidate’ Pawlenty?

Always the bridesmaid, never the bride. An election year with some disappointments turned out well in the end for former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty.

09/27/2012

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Opinion: Republicans Are Abandoning Romney’s Sinking Ship

Romney is dragging his own campaign and every Republican down. Republican operatives and House and Senate candidates have conceded as much throughout the month of September.

09/26/2012

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Governor’s Deer Opener Heads To Winona

This year’s annual governor’s deer-hunting opener will be in Winona.

09/25/2012

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Pawlenty Rules Out Minnesota Electoral Bid In 2014

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty is ruling out any run for U.S. Senate or governor in 2014.

09/20/2012

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