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County candidates speak at forum
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Minnesota drivers expected to hit more than 42,000 deer
State funds writing program for female offenders
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Boys Soccer: Raptors’ winning streak grows to six games
Girls Soccer: Raptors put weather aside to defeat Roseville
Adapted Soccer: Thunderbolts roll in home opener
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Football: Woodbury's Jalen Morrison gives verbal commitment to UND
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March 13, 2013
Same-sex marriage advances in Minn. Legislature
ST. PAUL -- Legalizing same-sex marriage in Minnesota took a key step forward Tuesday but faces many hurdles to approval. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 5-3 to send the proposal to the full Senate, and the House Civil Law Committee voted 10-7 to put it before the House. "No...
March 13, 2013 - 12:03pm
March 6, 2013
Legislative notebook:Senior scams attacked
ST. PAUL -- Scammers who convince older Minnesotans to send money to people they think they are helping are targeted by a new bill. "These scams continue to be a growing problem and we need to do all that we can to combat them," said Rep. Joe Atkins, DFL-Inver Grove Heights. "This...
March 6, 2013 - 12:42pm
Lawmakers aim to curb school bullying
March 6, 2013 - 9:40am
March 5, 2013
Minnesota health insurance marketplace moves ahead
ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans either will get a better deal on health insurance or they will face problems if the Legislature and governor agree on a new way for 1.3 million Minnesotans to buy health insurance. That is how the debate boils down about a bill the Democrat-controlled House...
March 5, 2013 - 2:38pm
March 1, 2013
Smaller state deficit doesn't slow tax talk
ST. PAUL - Talk of tax increases continues even as economists anticipate a smaller state budget deficit. "Tax reform is important for Minnesota's future," Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk, DFL-Cook, said.
March 1, 2013 - 8:48am
February 28, 2013
State budget deficit smaller than first projected
ST. PAUL - Minnesota's projected budget deficit for the next two years is lower than expected at $627 million, the Minnesota Management and Budget reported this morning. Legislators and Gov. Mark Dayton will use this information to set the state's budget over the next three months....
February 28, 2013 - 9:45am
February 27, 2013
Legislative notebook: Lawmakers want to increase elderly funding
ST. PAUL -- A proposal to increase Minnesota long-term care funding could help elder care as baby boomers prepare to retire, supporters say, but overall state budget questions threaten its future. House and Senate legislators from both parties on Tuesday released a bill to increase...
February 27, 2013 - 6:07am
February 26, 2013
Sunday liquor sales stalled, short of a public outcry
ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans must loudly demand that lawmakers approve Sunday alcohol sales if the proposal has a chance to pass, its Senate sponsor says. Sen.
February 26, 2013 - 10:23am
February 20, 2013
Younger children featured in 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 - 10:12am
Sand mining legislative testimony fractured
February 20, 2013 - 10:11am
February 14, 2013
Coalition seeks $9.50 Minnesota minimum wage
ST. PAUL -- A coalition of children's groups, religious organizations and unions say Minnesota's poor would benefit from a higher minimum wage, more state child care support and a tax credit for parents. Key in a proposal released Wednesday is raising the state's minimum wage to...
February 14, 2013 - 11:37am
College, university students look back to move ahead
ST. PAUL -- Laura Duscher and Brittany Stanoch say they are Minnesota's future, so they suggest looking back to 1999. A contradiction? Not for...
February 14, 2013 - 9:10am
February 8, 2013
'U' reps push tuition freeze at Capitol
ST. PAUL - University of Minnesota students and officials pushed state lawmakers Thursday to fund a plan to freeze undergraduates' tuition. The tuition hold, which comes at a cost of $42.6 million over the next two years, is one piece of the university's nearly $1.2 billion request...
February 8, 2013 - 12:07pm
Legislative notebook: Higher cigarette, little cigar taxes on agenda
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota legislators are considering raising cigarette taxes and the cost of little cigars by classifying them cigarettes, which are taxed at a higher rate than cigars. The House taxes committee took comments about the proposals, but did not vote on either issue Thursday....
February 8, 2013 - 10:06am
February 6, 2013
Woodbury's Ward hails State of the State as 'fresh approach'
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton's outline for Minnesota represents a "fresh approach" to budgeting, said a freshman legislator from Woodbury. "Governor...
February 6, 2013 - 8:59pm