Politics

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March 23, 2018 - 7:07 pm
The wife of Minnesota Governor Orville Freeman, Jane Freeman, died Friday morning at the age of 96. Freeman and her husband helped build the Democratic Farmer Labor party after World War II. She’s the mother of Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman. “Mom was an extraordinary woman,” said Mike...
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March 21, 2018 - 8:25 am
A new bill introduced at the capitol would expand the state's DWI law umbrella to include more types of substances. Right now, if a substance is not listed as a controlled substance, the driver cannot be charged with a DWI. That means everyday substances that can be abused for a high cannot be...
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March 20, 2018 - 1:55 pm
The Minnesota House public safety committee voted Tuesday against re-igniting debate over two gun reform measures on the deadline for them to advance in this current session. One of the bills would require universal background checks; the other would allow for what’s called an “extreme risk...
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March 20, 2018 - 8:40 am
A DFL state representative will try, perhaps one last time in this legislative session, to get two gun safety proposals from the Public Safety Committee to the floor. Representative Dave Pinto of St. Paul has proposed two bills, one for enhanced criminal background checks, the other for what's...
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March 20, 2018 - 7:41 am
The Minnesota Senate has passed a bipartisan bill that would provide $10 million to allow repairs on the state's troubled licensing and registration system to continue. While the measure was passed, MNLARS continues to frustrate lawmakers like Republican Senator Carla Nelson. Nelson said, "I'm a...
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March 19, 2018 - 3:05 pm
Former Republican Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty is a step closer to running for Governor again. In a statement, Pawlenty says as he continues to explore another run, he has officially created a campaign committee as required by state law. Pawlenty left his job as CEO of a Washington DC lobbying...
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March 14, 2018 - 4:43 pm
Gov. Mark Dayton is preparing to deliver his last State of the State address. The speech scheduled Wednesday night at the Capitol will be the Democratic governor's eighth and final annual address. Dayton is leaving office early next year after two terms. It comes a year after Dayton collapsed...
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March 13, 2018 - 8:17 am
Rex Tillerson is out as secretary of state. President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday morning that he's naming CIA director Mike Pompeo to replace Tillerson. Pompeo is to be replaced at CIA by Gina Haspel, Pompeo's deputy at CIA. She would be the first woman in that role. Tillerson had just returned...
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