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Gov. Tim Walz trims budget ask but the biggest sticking points remain
Lake Middle School math team finishes eighth at competition
Middle school bands receive grant for new music
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Boys Basketball: East Ridge falls to Hopkins in state semifinals
Adapted Floor Hockey: Thunderbolts earn second place at state tournament
Boys Basketball: East Ridge advances to state tournament for the first time in program history
Matt Clark's life-changing journey through wrestling
Woodbury's Ryan Fritze signs with Arizona Diamondbacks
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A soldier's journey: Cottage Grove officer, veteran shares story in new cable documentary
New Life Academy musical 'Singin' in the Rain' set to make a splash
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May 19, 2018
Dayton vetoes four bills with one day left in session
ST. PAUL—Gov. Mark Dayton has vetoed four bills, including some that received quite a bit of attention. Most of his Saturday, May 19, actions were expected. One was a bill Republicans pushed to allow Enbridge Energy to construct a replacement for its northern Minnesota Line...
May 19, 2018 - 10:26pm
May 18, 2018
Minnesota leaders promise school safety funds
ST. PAUL — A deadly Texas school shooting has turned Minnesota safe school legislation into a top priority. The Friday, May 18, shooting...
May 18, 2018 - 7:45pm
May 17, 2018
Dayton vetoes tax bill over school funding, as promised
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Legislature has three days left to pass bills, and nearly all major legislation remains in limbo. On Thursday, May...
May 17, 2018 - 12:39pm
May 16, 2018
Minnesota bonding loses, tax bill faces veto
ST. PAUL—Legislation that would affect every Minnesota taxpayer appears headed toward a veto. A separate measure to fund public works projects...
May 16, 2018 - 4:03pm
Dayton vetoes abortion ultrasound legislation
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has vetoed a bill that requires doctors to give abortion patients the option to view the fetus' ultrasound....
May 16, 2018 - 12:27pm
May 14, 2018
Bonding passes in Minn. House as session winds down
ST. PAUL—Minnesota House passage of a public works funding bill signals the beginning of the end to the 2018 Minnesota Legislature. The...
May 14, 2018 - 4:55pm
May 11, 2018
Capitol Chatter: Lawmakers face no must-do issues
ST. PAUL—Minnesotans watching the final days of the Legislature need to remember one thing: There is nothing lawmakers must do. There is...
May 11, 2018 - 2:16pm
'Dayton's monkey' to be on display at the Science Museum in St. Paul
ST. PAUL -- The mummified monkey found in the former Minneapolis Dayton's department store building will soon be on display at the Science Museum...
May 11, 2018 - 9:15am
May 10, 2018
Minnesota Senate passes $20 million opioid bill
ST. PAUL—Minnesota would collect $20 million from opioid painkiller makers and distributors under Senate-passed legislation. "We cannot...
May 10, 2018 - 6:35pm
May 8, 2018
Dayton continues push for 'emergency' school funding
ST. PAUL—Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton lately is all about an "emergency" funding plan for public schools running deficits. He's on a bully-pulpit kick, urging Republican lawmakers to change course late in the legislative session and spend $138 million to shore up school budgets...
May 8, 2018 - 8:35pm
May 4, 2018
Capitol Chatter: Let the legislative talks begin
ST. PAUL — About two weeks remain in the 2018 legislative session, so it is time for the work to begin. At least it is time for the final...
May 4, 2018 - 3:05pm
April 30, 2018
Minn. House passes its tax plan, Senate next
ST. PAUL—Taxes have taken over as the 2018 Minnesota Legislative session's No. 1 issue, thanks federal tax law changes that will affect...
April 30, 2018 - 6:02pm
April 27, 2018
Capitol Chatter: Opioids still topic of legislative conversation
ST. PAUL — How to deal with opioid abuse is one of those issues that everyone agrees needs legislation, but they cannot agree on details. Many...
April 27, 2018 - 3:36pm
April 24, 2018
House tax bill is 'Ain't My Fault' effort
ST. PAUL — Republicans who control the Minnesota House and Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton do not agree on many aspects of tax policy, but...
April 24, 2018 - 4:39pm
April 23, 2018
Legislative roundup: MN House votes to dump wild rice water rules
ST. PAUL — Scientific and cultural discussions overlapped as the Minnesota House approved a bill to start over on water regulations protecting...
April 23, 2018 - 4:29pm