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Minn. Political Map Case To Be Argued Jan. 4

A special court panel has scheduled a hearing in January for a politically charged case over boundaries for Minnesota legislative and congressional districts.


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Esme’s Blog: Obama And The Jewish Vote

At a fundraiser Thursday night, the president is quoted as saying his jobs plan would create 1.9 million jobs.


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Cravaack To Hold Town Halls After No Vote On Debt

Republican Rep. Chip Cravaack will face voters directly in public meetings next week for the first time since voting against increasing the debt limit.


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Gabbie Giffords Returns To House Floor

Check out this warm welcome Gabbie Giffords gets as she comes back to vote on the debt ceiling.


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Klobuchar: ‘I’ll Vote Yes On Debt Bill’

The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives are expected to vote Monday on a deal to raise the debt ceiling and cut the deficit.


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American Crystal Sugar Workers To Vote On Contract

Union workers at American Crystal Sugar Co. decide Saturday whether to accept a contract that management calls its final offer or risk a lockout at the company’s five sugar beet processing plants.



Bemidji Nurses To Vote On Hospital Contract Offer

Nurses at Sanford Bemidji hospital vote Thursday on whether to accept a contract offer or reject it and authorize a strike.


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NFL Owners Vote In Favor Of Deal To End Lockout

NFL owners overwhelmingly approved a tentative agreement Thursday that would end the lockout, provided that players re-establish their union and sign off on the proposal. But the players didn’t vote, leaving the country’s most popular sport in limbo for at least another day.



MnSCU Trustees OK Budget With Tuition Increases

The trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system have approved a budget that raises tuition, cuts programs and eliminates positions.


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Minn. Senate Votes To Require Photo ID For Voters

Legislation that would require voters to present photo identification before casting a ballot has cleared the Minnesota Senate.



Expert: MN’s Gay Marriage Vote Will Get National Attention

University of Minnesota law professor Dale Carpenter was inside the Capitol when the Senate gave the green light to the amendment, which he says proposes that “only a union of one man and woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in Minnesota.”



Minn. Senate OKs 2012 Vote On Gay Marriage Ban

The state Senate on Wednesday approved a statewide vote in 2012 on a gay marriage ban in the Minnesota Constitution, pushing forward what’s expected to be a contentious debate over the definition of legal unions.



Minn. Lawmakers Push For Vote On Gay Marriage Ban

Republicans newly in charge of the Legislature outlined plans Tuesday to put a gay marriage ban before Minnesota voters in 2012, plunking a charged issue into a session that has so far been dominated mainly by a projected $5 billion deficit.



Minn. Lawmakers Push For Vote On Gay Marriage

Republican state lawmakers are vowing to put a gay marriage ban before Minnesota voters next year.


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Twin Cities Bus Drivers Vote On Another Contract Offer

A contract covering 2,200 members of the Amalgamated Transit Union expired last July and the rank-and-file have twice rejected offers that included wage freezes and higher payments for health insurance.


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Bill To Require Minn. Photo ID To Vote Gains Steam

The chief House sponsor of a bill to require a photo ID for voting in Minnesota said Monday she expects the Legislature to pass it soon — and that supporters are likely to bring the issue directly to voters if Gov. Mark Dayton vetoes it.


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Hibbing Nurses Authorize Strike

Nurses at Range Regional Health Services in Hibbing have voted to authorize their union to strike.


The expected 200 amendments to Gov. Scott Walker's budget repair bill in the early morning hours on February 24, 2011 in Madison, Wisconsin. Protestors have occupied the capitol building for the past nine days protesting the governor's attempt to push through a bill that would restrict collective bargaining for most government workers. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Wis. Assembly Reaches Deal To End Debate, Vote

Wisconsin state troopers were dispatched Thursday to the doorsteps of some of the AWOL Democratic senators in hopes of finding at least one who would come back to allow a vote on a measure to curb the power of public-employee unions.


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Minnesota Senate OKs New Pathways To Teaching

Legislation to create new pathways into the teaching profession has passed the Minnesota Senate.


Jimmy John’s Workers Could Get 2nd Unionizing Vote

Employees at ten Jimmy John’s sandwich shops in the Twin Cities could get another chance at deciding whether to unionize.


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Mpls School Board Votes To Keep North High Open

The Minneapolis School Board voted Tuesday night to allow North High School to remain open, but under one condition.


Voting Wraps Up today on Metro Transit Offer

Voting continues today on a contract offer aimed at preventing another transit strike in the Twin Cities.


John Williams show

Where did this felon vote come from? John speaks to the source. Is the NAACP calling the Tea Party racisit? Sen. Klobuchar on Facebook to let minors report online predators


Nurses Take Another Strike Vote

Thousands of Twin Cities nurses vote Monday on a proposal for another strike, only this one would be open-ended. 12,000 nurses struck 14 hospitals on June 10th, but it didn’t help movement toward a contract settlement. […]