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Minnesota adds 7,300 jobs in June as jobless rates stays at 3.8 percent
Zebra mussels confirmed in East Spirit Lake in Otter Tail County; Lake Osakis in Todd and Douglas counties
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LTE: Foster Grandparent program designed for older volunteers
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Relay more than just a fundraiser
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Minnesota comedian Mitzie Calgaro still learning the ropes of her craft
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February 20, 2013
Minnesota expands health care for poor
ST. PAUL -- Another 35,000 poor Minnesotans will get health care under a bill Gov. Mark Dayton signed Tuesday. The bill expands Medical Assistance, the state's Medicaid program. The federally funded expansion would save $129 million in the next two-year budget, supporters say. Opponents...
February 20, 2013 - 11:46am
Early childhood education featured in Minnesota budget plan
ST. PAUL -- Adding money to early childhood education and all-day kindergarten programs, as Gov. Mark Dayton suggests, is important to Minnesota's future, the state House education finance leader says. "Those two programs really pay dividends into the future," Rep. Paul Marquart,...
February 20, 2013 - 11:27am
February 8, 2013
Rural DFLers could shoot down gun bills in Minnesota Legislature
ST. PAUL -- The message from Minnesota's rural Democratic senators about this week's gun-bill flurry is simple: Don't expect a warm reception in the Senate. "It's a good thing to vent, but it's not going anywhere," Sen. Tom Saxhaug, DFL-Grand Rapids, said, joining with others in...
February 8, 2013 - 10:02am
February 5, 2013
Bill advances to save Minnesota taxpayers' money this year
ST. PAUL -- As many as 192,000 Minnesotans would benefit if state legislators quickly pass a bill matching state tax law with federal law, the state House Taxes Committee chairwoman says. If that does not happen, Rep. Ann Lenczewski, DFL-Bloomington, told fellow lawmakers Monday:...
February 5, 2013 - 11:28am
January 31, 2013
Legislative notebook: Obama, Legislature plan Minnesota gun discussions
ST. PAUL -- Next week is turning into gun week in Minnesota. President Barack Obama kicks the week off with a Monday Minneapolis visit to discuss...
January 31, 2013 - 11:22am
January 28, 2013
New taxes, rebate round out plan
ST. PAUL - Business tax changes have grabbed much of the attention after Gov. Mark Dayton's budget proposal was released Tuesday, but a property...
January 28, 2013 - 10:19am
January 23, 2013
Dayton emphasizes new money for education, jobs
ST. PAUL -- Nearly $730 million more would be available to education and jobs programs under a budget Gov. Mark Dayton proposes for the next...
January 23, 2013 - 9:41am
January 3, 2013
Peterson lashes out against budget legislation deal
ST. PAUL - Rep. Collin Peterson, an accountant before turning politician, could not support budget legislation passed Tuesday because it will...
January 3, 2013 - 9:01am
July 21, 2012
Dayton apologizes for athlete-soldier comparison
Gov. Mark Dayton has apologized for comparing athletes' on-field trauma to that suffered by military personnel. "Some of the psychological dynamics may be similar," Dayton said in a statement released Thursday. "However, I, in no way, meant to compare their challenges with the traumas...
July 21, 2012 - 4:01pm
July 20, 2012
Capitol Chatter: Critics make Franson more determined
Death threats, demands to resign and other attacks to have only made state Rep. Mary Franson more determined to stay in office, she says. A Democratic-Farmer-Laborite campaign official sent Internet links to a video clip of a recent Franson speech in Browerville in which she discusses...
July 20, 2012 - 10:55am
May 11, 2012
Tears flow at legislative retirements
ST. PAUL - Twenty-three Minnesota House representatives are leaving after this session, along with 13 senators. In an every-two-year ritual, legislators leaving delivered speeches, sometimes teary, sometimes humorous and sometimes just long, Thursday as the 2012 Minnesota Legislature...
May 11, 2012 - 11:48am
August 31, 2011
Dayton learns from NY Mills leaders
Gov. Mark Dayton learned a thing or two from New York Mills City Clerk Darla Berry during his Aug. 24 stop in Fergus Falls. Dayton's stop in Fergus Falls was intended to generate ideas regarding business growth throughout the state. Berry attended the town hall meeting, held...
August 31, 2011 - 3:00pm
July 27, 2011
Education bill not a win for schools
While most of the attention has focused on the passage of an education bill that delays a majority of funding to school districts, education leaders are bracing for other impacts. One portion of the bill puts into a place a method of measuring teachers' success, with 35 percent...
July 27, 2011 - 3:00pm
July 24, 2011
Dayton was right that budget would bring pain
ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans knew, or should have known, that the final state budget would not please people. "My proposed budget solution will be reasonable, balanced - and painful - because I see no easy alternative," Gov. Mark Dayton said in his inaugural address Jan. 3. After that,...
July 24, 2011 - 1:14pm
July 20, 2011
Bonding bill deposits gifts around the state
ST. PAUL -- It's Christmas in July for Minnesota colleges and other state-owned facilities. Minnesota legislators early Wednesday approved $498 million worth of public works projects such as college building renovations, flood-fighting projects and developing the state's newest park. "It...
July 20, 2011 - 11:11am