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Stories with organization: Minnesota state government
  • Millions pumping through Minn. campaign stream 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 6:49 pm
  • ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Millions of campaign dollars already are coursing through the Minnesota campaign system, which should leave no shortage of biting commercials on television and brochures in mailboxes attempting to sway voters.

  • GOP Senate hopeful McFadden has $1.8M reserve 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 6:12 pm
  • ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Mike McFadden has nearly $2 million in reserve as the campaigns start to heat up.

  • Minnesota Senate rivals tied to investment firm 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 1:49 pm
  • ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Democrats fighting to protect Minnesota Sen. Al Franken's seat want to replicate the last presidential campaign playbook by casting a well-funded GOP challenger as a corporate raider who put profit over people.

  • Minn. Senate passes tax bill with additional cuts 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 6:25 pm
  • ST. PAUL, Minnesota - The Minnesota Senate has given approval to another $101 million in tax breaks, but the array of relief differs from a House version.

  • Obama praises lawmakers for raising minimum wage 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 5:09 pm
  • ST. PAUL, Minnesota - President Barack Obama is praising Minnesota lawmakers for raising the state's minimum wage.

  • Minnesota considers ending lawmaker immunity law 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 5:05 pm
  • ST. PAUL, Minnesota - A college project that alleged some state lawmakers might have used immunity to avoid drunken-driving arrests has sparked debate in Minnesota over whether to scrap a more than 150-year-old protection similar to those still on the books for Congress and most state legislatures.

  • Senate panel's medical pot hearing to be continued 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 4:26 pm
  • ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Medical marijuana has not yet been snuffed out in Minnesota.

  • Pedestrian killed in Columbia Heights 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 10:32 am
  • COLUMBIA HEIGHTS, Minnesota - The Minnesota State Patrol says a young woman has died after she was struck by a vehicle in Columbia Heights.

  • Minnesota House passes gender pay gap bill 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 9:07 pm
  • ST. PAUL, Minnesota - The Minnesota House passed a bill Wednesday that aims to narrow the pay gap between men and women, expand access to affordable child care and increase unpaid parental leave from six weeks to 12 weeks.

  • Dayton approves tougher anti-bullying law 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 5:05 pm
  • ST. PAUL, Minnesota - An anti-bullying law that replaces one some found too weak is now in place.

  • Minnesota Senate OKs bill for overdose immunity 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 10:58 am
  • ST. PAUL, Minnesota - A bill passed by the Minnesota Senate provides immunity for drug users who overdose and those who call 911 for help.

  • Minnesota House passes anti-bullying bill 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 2:31 am
  • ST. PAUL, Minnesota - The Minnesota House voted early Wednesday to pass a bill aimed at strengthening the state's anti-bullying law, sending the measure to Gov. Mark Dayton to sign.

  • As Senate approves budget, Dayton urges restraint 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 8:41 pm
  • ST. PAUL, Minnesota - The Minnesota Senate has approved its plan to spend part of the state's budget surplus on programs geared toward the youngest learners and the care of the elderly patients.

  • Minnesota Senate panel backs $77M Senate building 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 8:22 pm
  • ST. PAUL, Minnesota - A plan to construct a $77 million building to house Minnesota's 67 state senators is moving forward after the Senate Rules Committee approved the proposal on Monday.

  • Minn. farm families could get property tax relief 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 9:12 pm
  • MINNEAPOLIS - Most Minnesota farm families would get an extra $260 in property tax relief per year under legislation that's meant to ease the squeeze they're feeling between rising property taxes and falling crop prices.

  • UMinn Senate rejects opposition to Rice speech 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 9:11 am
  • MINNEAPOLIS - The University of Minnesota Senate has rejected a proposal by a group of faculty and student activists who pressured the school to condemn an upcoming speech by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

  • Minn. House passes $322M budget plan 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 1:26 am
  • ST. PAUL, Minnesota - After debate stretched late into the night, the Minnesota House approved a budget plan Thursday that would spend another $322 million of the state's surplus.

  • Minnesota Senate passes anti-bullying bill 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 9:14 pm
  • ST. PAUL, Minnesota - A plan aimed at helping prevent bullying in schools was narrowly approved by the Minnesota Senate on Thursday, with supporters saying it would give educators better tools to help students.

  • 308 road construction projects planned in 2014 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 7:51 pm
  • ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Workers will undertake 308 road construction projects throughout Minnesota in 2014, a state Department of Transportation official said Thursday.

  • Drone bills hit turbulence in Minn. Legislature 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 7:39 pm
  • ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Minnesota lawmakers pressing for restrictions on unmanned aerial devices are already looking to pursue legislation next year to regulate them.

  • Dayton declines to take stance on lottery curbs 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 1:55 pm
  • ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Gov. Mark Dayton says he hasn't formed a position on a bill that would bar the Minnesota Lottery from selling tickets over the Internet.

  • Dayton circles date for State of State speech 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 1:22 pm
  • ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Gov. Mark Dayton has circled a date on his April calendar to deliver a State of the State speech to a joint session of the Minnesota Legislature.

  • 18 inches of new snow in northwestern Minnesota 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 2:45 pm
  • THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota - Northwestern Minnesota residents rebounded Tuesday from more than a foot a fresh snow that fell during blizzard conditions.

  • $150K study could help Minn. benefit from ND oil 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 1:20 pm
  • ST. PAUL, Minnesota - A proposed $150,000 study would examine how Minnesota could leverage the North Dakota oil boom for its own benefit.

  • House bills contain $975M in building wishes 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 11:08 am
  • ST. PAUL, Minnesota - A $975 million Minnesota House construction package released Tuesday loads up on college campus projects, provides for statewide civic center upgrades and makes another Capitol restoration installment.