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Dayton declares state of emergency over avian flu

Dayton declares state of emergency over avian fluMinnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has declared a state of emergency over a bird flu outbreak that's killed millions of birds in the state's poultry industry.
  • Local
  • 4 days ago
Politics

Rep. McCollum wins 5th annual hotdish competition

Rep. McCollum wins 5th annual hotdish competitionRep. Betty McCollum and her "Turkey, Sweet Potato and Wild Rice Hotdish" took the top prize of this year's annual hotdish competition.
  • Politics
  • 4 days, 8 hours ago
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Avian flu emergency funding bill tied up at Capitol

Avian flu emergency funding bill tied up at CapitolAvian flu emergency funding bill tied up in Capitol maneuvers.
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  • 5 days, 10 hours ago
Politics

Minn. House approves $7 billion transportation plan

Minn. House approves $7 billion transportation planMinnesota House passes $7 billion, 10-year transportation plan.
  • Politics
  • 5 days, 11 hours ago
Politics

Wis. Senate to consider eliminating gun waiting period

Wis. Senate to consider eliminating gun waiting periodThe state Senate is set to take up a Republican bill that would eliminate Wisconsin's decades-old 48-hour waiting period for handgun purchases.
  • Politics
  • 6 days, 6 hours ago
Politics

House Republicans roll out $2 billion tax cut plan

House Republicans roll out $2 billion tax cut planHouse Republicans reveal details of game plan for eliminating $2 billion projected budget surplus
  • Politics
  • 6 days, 19 hours ago
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Income tax credits, business tax cuts dot House GOP plan

Income tax credits, business tax cuts dot House GOP planMinnesota House Republicans are blending extra income tax credits and business breaks in their centerpiece plan to provide $2 billion in overall relief.
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  • 1 week ago
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Lawmaker wants to restrict access to birth certificate info

Lawmaker wants to restrict access to birth certificate infoA Minnesota lawmaker wants to restrict public access to parental contact information on birth certificates.
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  • 1 week ago
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Beneath budget dispute, a tussle over regulatory power

Beneath budget dispute, a tussle over regulatory powerMinnesota legislative Republicans are moving to strip powers from Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton, ranging from limiting his team's authority to write regulatory rules to curbs on staffing.
  • Politics
  • 1 week ago
Local

Walter Mondale on his recent illness, life without Joan

Walter Mondale on his recent illness, life without JoanFormer Vice President Walter Mondale says his recent illness was overblown.
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  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Local

Small city's bonding request has snack food connection

Small city's bonding request has snack food connectionLitchfield's bonding request has snack food connection.
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  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Politics

Minnesota Senate defeats bid for Sunday liquor sales

Minnesota Senate defeats bid for Sunday liquor salesMinnesota senators have voted down a plan to allow liquor stores to open on Sundays.
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  • 1 week, 3 days ago
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Dayton blasts lawmakers over preschool funding issue

Dayton blasts lawmakers over preschool funding issueGov. Dayton blasted both the House and Senate for failing to include his preschool plan in their budgets.
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  • 1 week, 4 days ago
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McGuire pitches soccer stadium tax breaks

McGuire pitches soccer stadium tax breaksMinnesota United president Bill McGuire met with Gov. Dayton and legislative leaders to
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  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Local

Dayton ramps up campaign for expansive preschool initiative

Dayton ramps up campaign for expansive preschool initiativeGov. Mark Dayton's drive for universal, tuition-free preschool for all Minnesota 4-year-olds is cementing its place in his bottom line for a new budget.
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  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Politics

Budget bill removes disclosure for bringing guns to Capitol

Budget bill removes disclosure for bringing guns to CapitolMinnesotans with gun permits could carry a gun onto state Capitol grounds without tipping off the state under a House budget bill.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks ago
Politics

State legislators fight REAL ID Act

State legislators fight REAL ID ActInside the state capitol, there is a potential battle brewing not between Republicans and Democrats, but state legislators and the federal government.
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  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Politics

This week at the State Capitol: April 6-10

This week at the State Capitol: April 6-10The 2015 legislative session is winding down, but there's still a lot happening at the Minnesota State Capitol.
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  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Politics

Minnesota House speaker: Sunday liquor sale vote will occur

Minnesota House speaker: Sunday liquor sale vote will occurMinnesota House Speaker Kurt Daudt says advocates of full liquor sales on Sundays can be assured that a vote will be held before the Legislature adjourns this year.
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  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Crime

Police look to step up battle against sex traffickers

Police look to step up battle against sex traffickersProsecutors and police asking state lawmakers to provide more support combating sex traffickers
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  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Politics

Election behind him, Dayton tells lawmakers to take risks

Election behind him, Dayton tells lawmakers to take risksGov. Mark Dayton is imploring lawmakers to bypass political considerations and take risks as they decide important issues in the session's final weeks.
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  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
News

Political Analyst David Schultz previews 'State of the State' address

Political Analyst David Schultz previews 'State of the State' addressPolitical Analyst David Schultz previews 'State of the State' address
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  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Politics

Minnesota's unclaimed property worth $650 million

Minnesota's unclaimed property worth $650 millionMinnesota's stockpile of unclaimed property has sparked legislation requiring the state to seek owners.
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  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Politics

Walker signs bill allowing for sampling mini-shots of liquor

Walker signs bill allowing for sampling mini-shots of liquorMini-shots of hard alcohol will soon be offered at liquor and grocery stores in Wisconsin under a bill Gov. Scott Walker has signed into law.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Politics

Dayton construction plan faces uphill battle at Capitol

Dayton construction plan faces uphill battle at CapitolGov. Mark Dayton's public works construction bonding plan faces uphill battle at Capitol.
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  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Politics

Minn. lawmakers face long list of unresolved issues

Minn. lawmakers face long list of unresolved issuesLawmakers return from spring break with only six weeks to resolve contentious issues.
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  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Politics

Dayton: Travel ban to Indiana no longer necessary

Dayton: Travel ban to Indiana no longer necessaryGov. Mark Dayton said recent actions taken by the state of Indiana, regarding its "religious freedom" law is enough for Minnesota to lift a previously suggested travel ban to the state.
  • Politics
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago