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Senate Votes To Equate E-Cigarettes To Smoking

Minnesota senators have voted for a stringent set of electronic cigarette standards that would make their use unacceptable in any place regular tobacco is disallowed. The approach endorsed Thursday goes further than a House companion bill, so the two measures must be reconciled for any e-cigarette regulations to become law. A move to pare back the indoor air restrictions in the Senate bill failed on a 35-28 vote.

05/08/2014

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Met Council Approves Southwest LRT Shallow Tunnels Plan

It’s been in the planning stages for years, but the controversial Southwest Light Rail line took a big step forward Wednesday. The Metropolitan Council voted 14-2 to approve the shallow tunnel plan that runs under the Kenilworth Trail.

04/09/2014

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Southwest LRT Green Line Extension Moves Forward Despite Opposition

The controversial Southwest LRT Green Line Extension will move forward after a key committee vote early Wednesday afternoon. Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges was one of the opposing votes.

04/02/2014

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Minn. House Votes To Kick In School Lunch Money

The Minnesota House on Thursday voted unanimously to guarantee children don’t get denied a school lunch for lack of money. The bill, which passed 130-0, gained traction amid reports that some districts either denied lunches to kids who couldn’t afford them or gave them a lesser meal than their peers.

03/13/2014

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1-8-14 Get Kevin Love Into The All Star Game On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Help us get KEVIN LOVE be a starter in the ALL STAR GAME! Click the link to find out how to vote.

01/08/2014

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Minn. Voting Roster Upgrade Could Happen Slowly

A Minnesota task force studying a higher-tech voter verification process leaned away Monday from recommending that electronic poll books be mandatory in every precinct for the 2014 statewide election.

12/09/2013

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11-6-13 The Morning Take On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Is Betsy Hodges the winner in Minneapolis’ Mayoral race?

11/06/2013

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11-5-13 Election Day In Hennepin County On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Ginny Gelms, Acting Elections Manager in Hennepin County discusses Minneapolis Mayors Race and more….

11/05/2013

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11-5-13 The Morning Take On The Morning News With Dave Lee

It’s Election Day and Dave and Blois Olson run down the big races….

11/05/2013

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Bill To Reopen Government Clears US Senate

Legislation to reopen the federal government and avoid a threatened national default has passed the U.S. Senate on an 81-18 vote. The legislation that passed the Senate Wednesday now goes to the U.S. House where a vote is expected later Wednesday.

10/16/2013

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News Click: Grade Our Lawmakers on Shutdown

10/16/2013

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Farmers Market: St. Paul

WCCO viewers picked their favorite farmers market in the state and the winner just happened to be the location that Zagat named as one of the eight must-visit farmers markets in the county. It’s the St. Paul Farmers Market, a market celebrating 160 years in the making. This is what sets St. Paul apart is the freshness of its products.

08/15/2013

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4-Year-Old Mayor Of Dorset, Minn. Wins Re-Election

In the final hours of his campaign, Dorset’s incumbent mayor left nothing to chance. With cards in hand he spent all day stumping at the annual taste of Dorset. “I got up super early before anyone,” Bobby said. He hoped to win support from the thousands of undecided voters. For just $1 per vote, people submitted names to the town’s ballot boxes during the Taste of Dorset Festival.

08/04/2013

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Reality Check: Michele Bachmann’s Obamacare Ad

Just so there is no confusion, the federal health care law Republicans call Obamacare has not been repealed. But judging from emails sent to Pat Kessler, some thought it was, because of Minnesota GOP Congresswoman Michele Bachmann’s TV ad.

05/28/2013

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Lawmakers Debate Until Early Sunday On Daycare, Education

With the session officially ending on Monday, state lawmakers have been debating for the last 16 hours trying to wrap up some of the most contested issues this year.

05/19/2013

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