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June 18, 2013
Moderate Republican enters race against Franken
ST. PAUL -- A moderate Minnesota Republican known for his work on health care legislation plans a U.S. Senate campaign. State Rep. Jim Abeler of Anoka Tuesday announced his intention to challenge Democratic Sen. Al Franken. "Minnesota needs a senator from Minnesota who has invested...
June 18, 2013 - 1:25pm
May 28, 2013
UPDATE: Act of Congress leads to bridge project's start
It was a day John Soderberg didn't know if he'd ever witness. In the shadow of the aging Stillwater Lift Bridge, area business leaders, residents,...
May 28, 2013 - 5:14pm
May 17, 2013
DFL leaders announce final tax plan
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota House, Senate and governor's office agreed to a tax plan Thursday night, four months after the Legislature started and four days before lawmakers must wrap up work for the year. The tax plan is a merger of what the Democratic-controlled House and Senate...
May 17, 2013 - 8:44am
May 9, 2013
Woodbury's Kieffer among 4 Republicans to back House gay marriage passage
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota is a Senate vote and a governor's signature away from becoming the 12th state to allow gay marriage. Same-sex marriage...
May 9, 2013 - 10:56pm
Gay marriage vote 'exciting,' retired Woodbury pastor says
ST. PAUL - Hundreds of people on both sides of the same-sex marriage debate stood side by side throughout the Minnesota Capitol waiting for the House's decision Thursday. They found themselves next to people with opposite opinions on the controversial issue as they crowded around...
May 9, 2013 - 10:52pm
Minnesota House votes to allow gay marriage
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota is a vote and a signature away from becoming the 12th state to allow gay marriage. The House voted 75-59 today to eliminate...
May 9, 2013 - 3:17pm
April 10, 2013
Woodbury woman retains leadership role with state GOP
A Woodbury woman was re-elected to a top post in the Minnesota Republican Party. The party's state central committee on April 13 re-elected...
April 10, 2013 - 11:20am
April 9, 2013
Party time: New political group sprouts up in east metro
For Jake Duesenberg, it's never too late to hold a party. Though the Tea Party movement saw its biggest surges more than three years ago, Duesenberg,...
April 9, 2013 - 2:43pm
April 4, 2013
Kieffer joins slate of lawmakers pushing civil union proposal
ST. PAUL -- Civil unions would give gay couples the same rights as married couples, says the sponsor of a Minnesota House proposal that is a...
April 4, 2013 - 9:02am
March 20, 2013
MNsure to be where Minnesotans buy health insurance
ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans will be able to shop for health insurance through a state marketplace beginning Oct. 1, but may not see savings for a couple of years. Minutes after Gov. Mark Dayton Wednesday signed a bill into law establishing the marketplace, to be known as MNsure, he said...
March 20, 2013 - 3:47pm
March 13, 2013
Legislative notebook: Dayton delays new budget again
ST. PAUL -- Wrangling the numbers in a revised budget proposal forced Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton to postpone its release. His spokeswoman, Katharine Tinucci, on Tuesday tweeted the announcement will come "later in the week. Still working on final numbers." The Democratic governor...
March 13, 2013 - 12:05pm
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 9, 2013
Viewpoint: It's time to look critically at Minnesota's minimum wage
Last week was minimum wage week at the Capitol. The Select Committee on Living Wage Jobs has been hearing testimony from businesses, economic policy experts and members of the workforce on raising Minnesota's minimum wage. I am proud to sit on the Select Committee on Living Wage...
March 9, 2013 - 7:28am
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
March 1, 2013
Federal budget cuts likely will hit gradually
ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans may not know what the word means, but starting today they begin to feel the impact of automatic and deep federal budget cuts known as "sequestration." No one knows for sure how Minnesotans will be affected, but there is widespread agreement it will be felt. U.S....
March 1, 2013 - 8:52am