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Stories with organization: Minnesota State Legislature
  • Oil transport draws cry for disaster training help 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 9:30 am
  • STAPLES, Minnesota - Trains have traveled through this part of Minnesota for just under 150 years, and as the small town of Staples grew around their tracks, railroads were virtually the only source of jobs for decades.

  • Teacher Fietek launches Minn. House campaign 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 11:34 am
  • ST. PAUL, Minnesota - A teacher who spoke out for gay students during a bullying debate in the state's largest school district says he's running for a state House seat.

  • Senate hopeful Ortman reports $375K in Q1 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 11:22 am
  • ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Julianne Ortman says her campaign raised $375,000 during the first quarter.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • $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.

  • Propane legislation meanders in Minn. 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 11:23 am
  • ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Minnesota lawmakers may have reached the limit on what they can do to protect consumers from the propane shortages and price spikes seen this past winter.

  • Dayton denies telling mother to buy pot on street 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 2:54 pm
  • ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Gov. Mark Dayton has denied a suggestion that he told the mother of a sick child to buy marijuana from the street because it is not a legal medicine in Minnesota.

  • Minnesota legislators consider renaming Asian carp 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 6:09 pm
  • ST. PAUL, Minnesota - The troublesome fish currently known as Asian carp may be about to get an image makeover in Minnesota.