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Minnesota Public Radio's daily update about Minnesota politics.

Published: Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:13:02 -0500

Last Build Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:13:02 -0500

Copyright: 2017, Minnesota Public Radio

Squabbling over budget negotiations; man due to be sentenced for shooting people at a protest

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500

More squabbling over the budget at the Capitol; a man is due to be sentenced today for shooting people at a protest

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House passes abortion bills; some Trump voters reflect on his first 100 days

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500

The House passes two abortion bills; some people who supported Donald Trump in last year's election reflect on his first 100 days in office

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Opiods take a deadly toll on Minnesota; artists worry about proposed cuts to the NEA

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Opioids took a deadly toll on Minnesota last year; artists worry about proposed cuts to the NEA

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Preemption bill is one step closer to law; environmental research sparks a feud

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500

The senate passes a preemption bill; a feud at the Capitol over environmental research

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Mixed message on the gas tax from the Dayton administration

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Disagreements on transportation inside the Dayton administration

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Lawmakers back at Capitol

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Some Minnesota members of Congress speak during the recess; back to work at the state Capitol

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The race for Minnesota attorney general; concern about the future of Obamacare

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500

The race for Minnesota attorney general shapes up; worries about health care continue

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Farmers get ready for spring planting

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500

After some tough years, farmers get ready for spring planting; Dayton writes to feds to support Southwest LRT

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Collin Peterson talks health care; Real ID debate will resume next week

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Rep. Collin Peterson talks health care; Real ID debate will resume next week

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What happened to the bonding bill?; DNR wants hunting and fishing fee increase

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Budget showdown shapes up at the Capitol; the DNR wants higher game and fish fees

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Comments about card game cause dissention in the House

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Controversy after a comment on the House floor raises issues of race and gender

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Debates over protests and taxes; urban water pollution

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Long debates over protests and taxes at the Capitol; the Legislature gets involved in a dispute over a golf course in a state park

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Another Democrat runs for governor; President Trump's budget in rural Minnesota

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Another Democrat runs for governor; President Trump's proposed budget hits rural areas

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Pollinator protections blocked at the Capitol; St. Paul gets closer to picking a new school leader

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Pollinator protections blocked at the Capitol; St. Paul gets closer to picking a new school leader

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Reinsurance deal near; Fight over pre-K funding

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500

A health insurance deal is close at the Capitol; a fight looms over pre-kindergarten spending

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Tim Walz runs for governor; Trump supporters on health bill

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Tim Walz runs for governor; President Trump's supporters in Minnesota react to the failure of the health bill

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Budget bills take shape early; teacher shortage

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Budget bills take shape at the Capitol; a teacher shortage in Minnesota; an effort to back off ranked choice voting in St. Paul

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Conflicts at the Capitol over regulations, buffer strips

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Disagreements over regulations and water quality at the Capitol; worries about Medicaid as the U.S. House votes on health care

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New Mille Lacs walleye limits; state House Republican try to strip federal funding from Southwest LRT

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500

More restrictions on walleye fishing on Lake Mille Lacs; House Republicans target Southwest LRT

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Budget and transportation move to center stage at the Capitol

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500

The budget battle shapes up at the Capitol, and the transportation battle is right behind

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Senate passes reinsurance bill; committee considers rubber on sports fields

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500

A state Senator suffers a heart attack; the senate passes a $600 million health insurance bill

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House speaker wonders if pay raise is required

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500

A roundup of some bills at the state Capitol; House Speaker Daudt asks whether raise is required or optional

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State House passes health care bill; Minneapolis cracks down on liquor store

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500

New numbers on health care; Minneapolis cracks down on the liquor store that opened Sunday

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State House to debate health care measure; St. Paul mayoral candidates debate

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Health care back before lawmakers; the contenders for St. Paul mayor meet for a forum

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Gun bills draw supporters and opponents; mayoral candidates hold a forum in Minneapolis

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600

A debate over gun bills draws a big crowd at the Capitol; the candidates for Minneapolis mayor meet

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The new health care plan and Minnesota

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600

The gun debate gets underway at the Capitol; the Minnesota impact of the proposed federal health care overhaul

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Senate rejects Real ID bill; House votes to restructure stadium board

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Senate rejects Real ID bill; House votes to restructure stadium board

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Senate to vote on Real ID; pro-Trump rally disrupted

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600

The senate is set to vote on a Real ID bill; a pro-Trump rally is disrupted

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Dayton has surgery; Real ID bill hung up

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Real ID legislation is tied up over immigrant drivers' licenses; permit to carry applications are way up

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Disagreement over what to do with the state budget surplus; reaction to President Trump's speech

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Differences at the Capitol on the budget; members of congress want more details from President Trump

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State budget forecast grows; Senate votes to lift ban on Sunday liquor sales

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600

A new forecast shows the state budget surplus has grown; Sunday liquor store sales are on the brink of being allowed.

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Ellison to stay in Congress; state Senate to vote on Sunday liquor sales

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Keith Ellison loses his bid for head of the DNC; assessing immigration policy in Worthington

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Graduation rates inch up; House passes Real ID

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600

High school graduation rates inch up; the state House passes real ID legislation

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Emmer town hall; protest bills; DNC vote preview

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Tom Emmer holds a town hall; Republicans want to increase penalties for protesters who shut down freeways; the vote for head of the DNC comes this weekend

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Town hall meetings become focus for opposition to the president

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Congressional town hall meetings are getting noisy; new proposals to combat opioid abuse

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House passes Sunday liquor sales bill

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600

The Minnesota House votes to lift Sunday liquor sales ban; Republicans take aim at the Metropolitan Council

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Stadium head steps down

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Stadium head steps down; new police training requirements draw bipartisan support

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Republican legislators target state agencies for spending cuts

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Republican lawmakers want state agencies to cut spending; a new anti-opioid campaign

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Tax credits for private schools; a push to legalize marijuana

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600

A move to steer more public money to private schools; Democrats push to legalize marijuana

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Bill Cooper dies; Stadium Authority called on the carpet

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Business leader and prominent Republican Bill Cooper dies; the Legislative Auditor raps the Stadium Authority

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Dayton to have surgery; uncertainty from Washington on the budget

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600

State officials try to craft a budget amid lots of uncertainty in Washington

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President Trump's immigration order on hold

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600

President Trump's immigration order remains blocked; critics say the state arts board have a flawed process for making grants

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Minnesota joins suit against Trump order

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Minnesota joins a lawsuit against President Trump's immigration order; a jury convicts a man for shooting people at a protest

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Dayton administration wants an upgrade of the state's computer systems

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600

A pitch for a major upgrade of state computer systems; should the state stop local governments from adopting things like a higher minimum wage?

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More reaction to Trump immigration order

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600

President Trump's immigration order hits home; business leaders say he's moving too fast

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President Trump's order on refugees and immigration sparks a backlash

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600

President Trump's order on refugees and immigration sparks a backlash

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Reaction to President Trump's executive actions; a deal on health care rebates

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Reaction to President Trump's latest actions on immigration; a compromise on health care; fees could be going up

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Dayton reveals cancer diagnosis as he releases his budget plan

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Gov. Mark Dayton says cancer won't hold him back; he releases a budget plan

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A health scare at the Capitol

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600

A health scare as Gov. Dayton faints during his State of the State address

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Minnesota supporters expect a lot from President Trump; protesters organize as well

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600

On this Inauguration Day expectations are high for the Trump presidency; and protesters are organizing as well

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Some Minnesotans have high expectations for President Trump, some don't

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Some Minnesotans have high expectations for President Donald Trump, others have deep concerns

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Dayton announces big money for clean water; push for Sunday liquor sales

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Minnesota lands a big chunk of federal money to help with clean water; the push to allow liquor stores to open on Sundays is off to a fast start

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Jason Lewis gets to work, MLK Day message in Minneapolis

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Republican Congressman Jason Lewis says he's serious about his new job; the Martin Luther King Day message

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Franken to vote against Sessions; state Senate passes health insurance rebate plan

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Sen. Al Franken will oppose Jeff Sessions for AG; the state senate passes health insurance rebates

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Franken says he's undecided on Sessions for AG; stadium officials on the hot seat

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Sen. Al Franken says he's undecided on Jeff Sessions for Attorney General; stadium officials get grilled at the Capitol

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Polymet land swap; meeting on policing in Falcon Heights

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600

A land swap for Polymet; a listening session on police community relations in Falcon Heights

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Rebecca Otto says she'll run for governor; preparing for the next Super Bowl

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Another Democrat launches a campaign for governor; preparing for next year's Super Bowl.

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Dayton releases tax plan; Republicans want to move quickly on health care

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Dayton offers a plan to cut taxes; lawmakers prepare to act quickly on health care

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Gov. Dayton proposes $1.5 billion bonding bill; health care shaping up as a major issue

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Gov. Dayton releases a bonding plan; health care is shaping up as a major issue for the Legislature

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Legislature starts with a big item off the agenda

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600

An appeals court panel takes a major item off the legislative agenda; health care dominates the first day

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Session begins at refurbished Capitol

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600

The 2017 session begins, and it could be a bumpy one.

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Real ID at the Capitol; donors pay off school lunch bills; Capitol tour guides get basic training

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600

The debate over Real ID is restarting; donors pay off school lunch bills; boot camp for Capitol tour guides

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News roundup, one of the Twin Cities men convicted of terrorism charges

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600

One of the Twin Cities men convicted of terrorism-related charges speaks

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Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges and the minimum wage

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600

Mayor Betsy Hodges switches position on minimum wage but the Legislature may have the final say

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Electoral College meets; Gopher football program roiled by sexual assault allegations

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600

Scandal continues to roil the University of Minnesota football program; the Electoral College meets

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Finger pointing at the Capitol; Gopher football players say they won't play

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600

Finger pointing at the Capitol; Gopher football players say they won't play

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Chris Coleman runs for governor; Dayton tries again for special session; Como Park High School

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600

St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman is running for governor; Gov. Mark Dayton wants a deal on a special session; a fresh start at Como Park High School

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Remembering Miles Lord; St. Paul Police stops

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600

People of color are much more likely to be ticketed by St. Paul Police; remembering Miles Lord

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Democrats divided over mining resolution; Civil War paintings will stay put

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600

Democrats are divided over a mining resolution; Civil War paintings will stay near the governor's office

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Ellison says he'll quit Congress if he gets the DNC job; Minneapolis passes budget

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600

Keith Ellison says he'll resign from Congress if he gets the top DNC job; the Minneapolis City Council approves a budget

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Sanctuary churches; Ramsey County sheriff to quit

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600

Some congregations declare themselves "sanctuary churches;" the Ramsey County sheriff resigns

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Recount in state Senate race; farmers wonder about trade under President Trump

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600

A recount continues in a state senate race; what will Donald Trump mean for farm policy

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State has a $1.4 billion surplus; Republicans hope to ride the Trump wave

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600

The state has a $1.4 billion budget surplus; Minnesota Republicans hope the excitement over Donald Trump will last

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Auditor looks into Vikings suite use; jobs to be had in Rochester

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600

The State Auditor looks into suites at U.S. Bank Stadium; a labor shortage in Rochester

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Civil War art sparks dustup at Capitol; Tim Walz on Democratic leadership

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600

A dustup over Civil War art at the Capitol; U.S. Rep.Tim Walz on post-election Democratic leadership

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Mills wants a recount; the recount in Wisconsin; Keith Ellison

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600

Stewart Mills says he'll pay for a recount; Keith Ellison on his run for DNC chair

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Setting up panel to determine lawmaker salaries; Osseo schools work on equity policy

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600

Police unions sue over body cameras; some parents feel left out of a new Osseo school district equity policy

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New priorities with new majorities at the Capitol; the view from the Iron Range

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600

A new agenda at the state Capitol; Iron Range voters on the presidential election

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Police officer charged in shooting death; the new Senate Republican leader

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600

Charges against a police officer in the death of Philando Castile; the new Republican leader in the Minnesota Senate

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Trump and climate change; one year since Jamar Clark was killed

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600

President-elect Trump and climate change; one year since the Jamar Clark shooting

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Ellison runs for DNC chair; three sentenced for trying to join ISIS

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600

Keith Ellison hopes to run the Democratic Party; sentencing continues for Twin Cities men accused of terrorism

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More reaction to the election, including protests and uncertainty

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600

New leadership in the state Senate; protests and uncertainty after Donald Trump's election

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More on the election results

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600

Minnesotans react to Donald Trump's election; Jason Lewis is headed to Congress; rocky days may be ahead at the state Capitol

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Election results from Tuesday

Wed, 09 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600

An upset win for Donald Trump nationally has an impact down the ballot in Minnesota

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Donald Trump stops in Minnesota as Election Day approaches

Mon, 07 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600

One day to go until Election Day; Trump stops in Minneapolis; Trump and Clinton supporters have their final say

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MPR News Presents: Election preview special

Mon, 07 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600

Gary Eichten and Mike Mulcahy run down the ballot from the White House to the legislature and supreme court. Guests include MPR commentators Todd Rapp and Maureen Shaver, U of M political science professor Kathryn Pearson and Secretary of State Steve Simon. Sen. Amy Klobuchar makes the case for electing Hillary Clinton and Congressman Tom Emmer makes the case for electing Donald Trump.

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Polymet files application; that legislative pay question on the ballot

Fri, 04 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Polymet files official application to mine copper and nickel; a last minute primer on the constitutional amendment; the dreamers and the election

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Two campaigns for Congress as Election Day approaches

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Checking in on two campaigns for Congress as Election Day approaches

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Donald Trump campaigns in Eau Claire; MNsure has another rough day

Wed, 02 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Donald Trump rally in Eau Claire draws Minnesotans; MNsure has problems on opening day; anti-Semitic online post targets Minnesota Secretary of State

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Big problems behind jump in health insurance premiums; later start times for some St. Paul schools may be in the works

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Big problems behind jump in health insurance premiums; later start times for some St. Paul schools may be in the works

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Campaigns switch to get-out-the-vote mode

Mon, 31 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Campaigns ramp up their get-out-the-vote efforts; talking with some of the Dakota Access pipeline protesters

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Dayton wants health care rebate; the race for a Minnesota Supreme Court seat

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500

The lone statewide race this year is for the Minnesota Supreme Court; Dayton proposes 25 percent rebate for some people facing big health insurance premium hikes

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Fight over health insurance costs at the Capitol; a polite race for state Senate; money pours in to Rochester council races

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Strong words on health insurance at the Capitol; a peaceful campaign in northwestern Minnesota; money pours into Rochester council races

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Climate change as an issue in the presidential race; clawing back guard bonuses

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Climate change doesn't get much attention in presidential race; clawing back bonuses from National Guard members

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