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Minnesota Public Radio's daily update about Minnesota politics.

Published: Mon, 23 Jan 2017 17:03:36 -0600

Last Build Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2017 17:03:36 -0600

Copyright: 2017, Minnesota Public Radio

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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Third party presidential candidates to visit; the Republican running in the 5th District

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Speakers travel northern Minnesota denouncing Muslims; the Republican candidate in the 5th District

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Mills and Nolan debate; Sen. Skoe faces tough race

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500

A close race in the 8th District; the chair of the senate tax committee faces a tough re-election fight

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Senate Democrats want a special session; 2nd District debate

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Senate Democrats ask Gov. Dayton to call a special session to address health care costs; the 2nd District candidates debate

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Trade deals as a campaign issue; teaching about the campaign

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500

A closer look at trade as a campaign issue; teachers struggle with what to tell their students about the election

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Minnesota election official says it will not be rigged; immigrants closely watching the presidential campaign

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500

The secretary of state says the Minnesota election will not be rigged; Minnesota immigrants and the election

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Justice Sonia Sotomayor speaks in Minnesota

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Justice Sotomayor speaks at the University of Minnesota; key legislative races in Southeastern Minnesota

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Disgruntled voters have alternate choices

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Alternative candidates make a pitch to dissatisfied voters; a debate in the 2nd District

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Nurses strike ends; school tax votes on the ballot

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Nurses vote to end their strike; school funding measures on the ballot; Bob Dylan's teacher

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Gov. Dayton says health care law is unaffordable for a growing number of people; security upgrades are underway in St. Peter

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Gov. Dayton says the Affordable Care Act is unaffordable for a growing number of people; improving safety at the security hospital in St. Peter

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Down-ballot candidates react to Trump; breakthrough in nurses' strike

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Legislative candidates weigh the Trump effect; energy efficiency in St. Paul

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Some Minnesota Republicans say they won't support Donald Trump

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Some Minnesota Republicans distance themselves from Donald Trump after his comments on that 2005 video tape

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Chelsea Clinton campaigns in Minneapolis; authorities release details of St. Cloud stabbing attack

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500

More information released about the St. Cloud stabbing attack; an old mining area rebuilds its economy

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Big health insurance premium spikes spook lawmakers; St. Paul police officers visit the National Museum of African American History

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Lawmakers scramble to prevent big health insurance premium increases; St. Paul Police officers and the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

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Bernie Sanders campaigns for Hillary Clinton in Minnesota; some state House races are rematches

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500

A chat with Bernie Sanders as he visits Minnesota to campaign for Hillary Clinton; rematches may be key to the balance of power in the Minnesota House

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Nurses reject contract offer; Minneapolis officials pledge to fight downtown crime

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Striking nurses reject a contract offer; Minneapolis officials pledge to fight downtown crime

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A focus on the candidates' backgrounds in the 2nd District

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500

The spotlight is on the candidates' private sector records in the 2nd Congressional District race

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Nurses to vote on contract proposal; super PAC cancels ad spending in Paulsen-Bonoff race

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500

An end to the nurses' strike may be in sight; trying to tie Erik Paulsen to Donald Trump may not be working

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New campaign cash numbers; Indidans meet to talk nutrition and health

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500

New numbers on campaign cash in Minnesota; American Indians consider health and nutrition

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Undecided voters react to debate; talks resume in the nurses' strike

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500

The first presidential debate and undecided voters; talks resume in the nursing strike

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Early voting starts; Democrats target Hann; still no answers on St. Cloud

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Democrats target the state Senate Republican leader for defeat; still more questions than answers on the St. Cloud attack

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The campaign for control of the Legislature; plastic fibers a concern in Mississippi River

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500

The race for control of the Legislature shifts into high gear; plastic pollutes the Mississippi River

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A rally in St. Cloud for unity; the debate over a $15 per hour minimum wage

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500

People in St. Cloud rally for unity; the debate over a 15 dollar an hour minimum wage

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Can men who plotted to join ISIS be reformed?; Mills and Nolan debate

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500

A key step in sentencing men who plotted to join ISIS; Rick Nolan and Stewart Mills debate the issues

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Attack in St. Cloud being investigated as possible act of terrorism

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Nine people are injured in a knife attack at a St. Cloud mall that is being investigated as an act of terrorism

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Candidates get tripped up be embarrassing information; Minneapolis police to track race and gender in traffic stop

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Some legislative candidates have been tripped up by their past; Minneapolis police will track race and gender on traffic stops

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Earnings gap persists; party chairs relitigate Trump on the ballot

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500

People of color in Minnesota still lag in earnings; some Cambodian people in Minnesota fight deportation

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Tim Kaine makes a fundraising visit; nurses strike continues

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Hillary Clintonrs running mate drops into the state; the Allina nurses strike shows no sign of ending

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Supreme Court dismisses DFL challenge to Trump on ballot

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Trump stays on the ballot; Tim Kaine comes to Minnesota; Duluth city council rejects PolyMet measure

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Early voting begins this month; some rural Minnesotans say economy is improving

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Early voting begins this month; a survey of rural Minnesotans on the economy

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Proposed health insurance rates spike; Sandpiper pipeline project scrapped

Fri, 02 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Health insurance rates on the individual market spike; Sandpiper oil pipeline will not be built

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A stopgap funding plan for Southwest Light Rail Transit; TV ads are main weapon in Mills-Nolan rematch

Thu, 01 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500

The Supreme Court says no ballot measures for Minneapolis; the Mills-Nolan congressional race is playing on a TV screen near you

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The state supreme court considers Minneapolis ballot questions; the secretary of state says election system is safe

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0500

The state supreme court considers Minneapolis ballot questions; the secretary of state says election system is safe

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Not enough candidates to go around

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Some races on the ballot this fall are missing one thing: candidates

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Two legislative races could lose candidates; the new Vikings stadium does another trial run

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0500

A pair of legislative races could lose candidates; a trial run for the new Vikings stadium

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New plan for Southwest LRT; Dayton issues order on pollinators

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0500

A new funding plan for Southwest LRT; Dayton issues order on pollinators; politics and the State Fair

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Dayton looks for options on Southwest LRT; Dave Hughes takes on Collin Peterson in the 7th

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Gov. Dayton looks for ways to save the Southwest LRT project; a chat with the Republican running for congress in the 7th District

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Another hurdle for $15 minimum wage in Minneapolis; St. Paul police in schools

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Minneapolis appeals a judge's ruling that put a $15 minimum wage question on the ballot; St. Paul spells out how police will work in schools

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Voters look at third party candidates for president; judge says minimum wage must be on Minneapolis ballot

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0500

A judge says Minneapolis must allow voters to decide the minimum wage issue; voters looking for third party alternative for president

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Trump to raise money in Minneapolis; no special session

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Donald Trump comes to Minnesota to raise money; there will be no special session this year

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3rd District candidates debate; leaders to meet again on special session

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0500

The candidates for Congress in the 3rd District debate the issues and Donald Trump; one last try for a special session

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Green Party presidential candidate visits Minnesota; the State Fair increases security

Wed, 17 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein sits down for an interview; the State Fair will increase security

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Capitol art; Neighborhoods Organizing for Change

Tue, 16 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Moving controversial art in the Capitol; Neighborhoods Organizing for Change flexes its political muscle

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State auditor loses business; a look back at Phyllis Kahn's career

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0500

The state auditor loses business; Phyllis Kahn prepares to wrap up a career in the Legislature

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Primary election results

Wed, 10 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Omar defeats Kahn, four incumbent legislators are ousted; Jason Lewis wins in the 2nd

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Kurt Daudt faces a primary challenge from Alan Duff

Mon, 08 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0500

House Speaker Kurt Daudt faces a primary challenge; unexpected construction at the Capitol complex

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Farmers wary of Trump and Clinton; Federal Reserve president visits north Minneapolis

Thu, 04 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Minnesota farmers aren't crazy about either presidential candidate; the head of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank goes to north Minneapolis

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The number of veterans without homes drops in Minnesota

Wed, 03 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0500

The number of homeless veterans is dropping; police and community members meet on National Night Out

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Primary races in the 2nd Congressional District and a Minneapolis House district

Tue, 02 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0500

More meetings, still no deal on special session; Republicans face off to run in the 2nd; Phyllis Kahn faces two DFL challengers

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The Democrats wrap up their convention

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Now that the national conventions are over, what will the candidates at the top of the ticket mean for races down the ballot?

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Obama ties his legacy to Clinton; state student test scores flat

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Hillary Clinton prepares to accept the Democratic nomination; student test scores remain flat

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