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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 29, 2013
Bachmann calls it quits in U.S. House
ST. PAUL -- Eight is enough. That is the message Tea Party darling Michele Bachmann delivered early today when she announced she will leave...
May 29, 2013 - 11:06am
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 23, 2013
Process dispute leads to Dayton outdoors vetoes
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed two provisions of a bill funding outdoors and arts projects, saying a House committee ignored a citizen advisory panel. The vetoes eliminated $3 million to fight aquatic invasive species that was destined for tribal and local governments and $6.3...
May 23, 2013 - 12:01pm
May 22, 2013
Legislative notebook: Voters will determine how lawmaker pay is decided
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota voters will decide in 2016 whether decisions about how much legislators are paid should be handed to an independent group. The House and Senate passed the proposed constitutional amendment in the closing days of the 2013 session. Gov. Mark Dayton has no say...
May 22, 2013 - 11:51am
May 21, 2013
Capitol, flooding, veterans, disaster end session
May 21, 2013 - 7:35am
May 20, 2013
$2 billion tax bill heads Dayton's desk
ST. PAUL -- The keystone of Minnesota Democrats' budget plans, $2 billion in tax increases, was headed for final legislative passage late Sunday while a public works bill remained in doubt as time runs out in the 2013 legislative session. The tax increases are for plugging a $627...
May 20, 2013 - 7:44am
May 14, 2013
Human remains discovered along St. Croix River in Minnesota
Washington County authorities opened an investigation Tuesday into human remains found along the St. Croix River. According to a news release from the sheriff's department, officers received a report at 11:38 a.m. Tuesday of a possibly dead body on the shore of the St. Croix River...
May 14, 2013 - 3:49pm
Woodbury delegation backs historic gay marriage legislation
ST. PAUL - Gay marriage supporters received a surprise endorsement last week from a Woodbury lawmaker. Rep. Andrea Kieffer, thought to be a...
May 14, 2013 - 10:37am
May 12, 2013
Dayton, DFL leaders forge framework for budget deal
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota political leaders have spent months preparing state budget plans, and eight days before the Legislature must adjourn for...
May 12, 2013 - 7:37pm
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 29, 2013
GOP governor ballot could be crowded
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's 2014 governor race is underway. Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton long has said he plans to seek a second term, and at least a half-dozen Republicans want the chance to knock him off. One GOP wag joked that every Republican legislator was thinking about running. So...
April 29, 2013 - 7:01am
April 25, 2013
'Tough decisions' back passage of Minnesota House tax plan
ST. PAUL - Minnesota Democrats and Republicans agree on at least one thing: The House tax plan raises a lot of money. "It's a large increase, but it has to happen," said Rep. Erik Simonson, DFL-Duluth. "Somebody has to step up to the plate, be a leader and make the tough decisions,...
April 25, 2013 - 8:02am