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May 25, 2019 - 6:57 am
The state House of Representatives adjourned at 6:52 Saturday morning at the capitol building in St. Paul after passing a massive budget bill compromise, ending the special session of the Minnesota legislature. Both the House and Senate met for nearly 21 hours to finish work on the budget and other...
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Capitol building in St. Paul
May 21, 2019 - 5:51 am
Minnesota lawmakers are making plans to return to St. Paul for a special session after adjouning late Monday with many issues still unresolved. Tentative plans are for the legislature to reconvene as early as Thursday. There are rumblings that the budget compromise reached over the weekend by the...
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Lindsey Peterson
May 06, 2019 - 9:12 am
This coming weekend the Albert Lea area will host the 72nd Annual Minnesota Governor's Fishing Opener. A tradition that "supposedly" began in 1948 with Governor Luther Youndahl, although no evidence exists that Youndahl make an apearance at Mille Lacs that May, let alone wet a line. So, where did...
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May 02, 2019 - 8:50 am
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz says the state should pull the plug on the troubled vehicle registration system known as MNLARS and replace it with commercial software used by other states. Thursday on the Morning News with Dave Lee , Walz said that the system is unacceptable. "It's been a program that...
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Blois Olson
October 21, 2018 - 8:42 am
With a little more than two weeks to go before the election, the latest Star Tribune Minnesota Poll shows a close race for governor. Democrat Tim Walz was favored by 45 percent of the voters who took part in the poll, which was published in the Sunday Star Tribune newspaper. The poll had Republican...
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(Photo by Anthony Souffle/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS/Sipa USA)
Edgar Linares
October 09, 2018 - 10:47 pm
Exactly one month from November’s midterm election the two major party candidates running for the Governor’s seat debated in Willmar, Minnesota with WCCO Radio Hosts Chad Hartman and Blois Olson moderating. Listen to the full audio here: MORE: - Jeff Johnson's opening and closing statements - Tim...
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Susie Jones
August 29, 2018 - 1:44 pm
Republican Gubernatorial candidate Jeff Johnson making the rounds at the Minnesota State Fair Talking with WCCO's Chad Hartman, Johnson remembers talking to folks at the fair the last time he ran for Governor. "They'd say things are going okay in Minnesota. We don't love everything but it seems...
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Adam Carter
August 08, 2018 - 4:14 pm
Minnesota Attorney General and candidate for governor Lori Swanson is denying claims in a published report that her state staffers were rewarded for working on her campaigns with raises and promotions. A report in The Intercept says Swanson pressured government employees to work for her campaign,...
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