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June 09, 2018 - 7:29 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Sen. Tina Smith has proposed an amendment to force completion of a land swap needed for the proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine on Minnesota's Iron Range. The Minnesota Democrat plans to offer the amendment to a major defense policy bill that's expected to come up in the Senate...
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Al Schoch
May 21, 2018 - 10:17 am
Exhausted and admittedly not too sure what time of day it was, Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Daudt Monday morning had nothing but praise for the work completed less than 10 hours earlier by the GOP-controlled state legislature. "I would give it an A, and I'm very sincere about that," Daudt told WCCO...
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Morning News
May 03, 2018 - 6:06 am
(WCCO Radio) -- After months of delay and less than three weeks to go in the session, Minnesota House Republicans have unveiled a bonding bill. Totalling $825 million, it is substantially smaller than Governor Mark Dayton's proposed $1.5 billion plan revealed earlier this year. The House public...
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Al Schoch
May 01, 2018 - 8:50 am
Minnesota Senate Republicans Tuesday unveil their tax bill proposal following passage of the House version at the capitol in St. Paul. Monday's vote on the Republican-backed measure was 90-38, and lawmakers have less than three weeks to present a complete bill to Governor Dayton. Senate Republican...
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April 13, 2018 - 6:50 am
Dayton says his record in office is being distorted by Pawlenty in Republican's bid to regain govenor's seat
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Tim Pawlenty
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April 05, 2018 - 1:18 pm
It’s finally official, after months of rumors and speculation, Tim Pawlenty will jump into the governor's race this afternoon with a snazzy YouTube video including inspirational background music. Pawlenty is joining a number of Republicans going after the seat including, Jeff Johnson, Keith Downey...
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March 30, 2018 - 9:33 am
Republicans in the Minnesota House want more money than what Governor Dayton has proposed to fund school security enhancements. The Governor's plan calls for $21 million for school security improvements. The funds would cover the cost to hire more school counselors, and pay for material to make...
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March 30, 2018 - 8:04 am
Some lawmakers are calling it the most important bill that will reshape public health care in Minnesota in the last several decades. SF 3611 would add work requirements for Medical Assistance. The bill says "able-bodied" individuals must spend at least 80 hours a month working, seeking work, doing...
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