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Minnesota Public Radio's daily update about Minnesota politics.

Published: Sat, 22 Oct 2016 08:43:17 -0500

Last Build Date: Sat, 22 Oct 2016 08:43:17 -0500

Copyright: 2016, Minnesota Public Radio

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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A look at the second night of the Democratic National Convention

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Bill Clinton and Amy Klobuchar speak at the Democratic convention; Al Franken is a popular speaker in Philadelphia

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A wrapup of the first day of the Democratic National Convention

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Michelle Obama brought unity to the convention floor and Bernie Sanders urged his supporters to back Hillary Clinton

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Democrats open national convention

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Amid turmoil and divisions Democrats arrive in Philadelphia to begin their national convention.

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Some Minnesotans in Cleveland want Trump to apologize; others have an eye on 2018

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Some Minnesota Republicans in Cleveland want a more humble Trump; a few have their eyes on 2018; Some in the Dayton administration want a stronger renewable energy standard

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More from Cleveland as Republicans meet

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Democrats try to use Trump against U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen; the man running the convention has Minnesota ties

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An update from the RNC; Hillary Clinton speaks in Minneapolis

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0500

The latest from the Republican National Convention; Hillary Clinton talked about education in Minneapolis

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Wendell Anderson remembered; Minnesota delegates not thrilled with Trump

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Former Gov. Wendell Anderson dies at 83; Many Minnesota Republican delegates are lukewarm on Donald Trump

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Wednesday- Shakeup at campaign finance board; Black state lawmakers face primary challenges

Wed, 06 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0500

A reshuffling at the Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board in an election year; Democrats have their eye on the 2nd District, and African-American state lawmakers face primary challenges.

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Tuesday- Fossil fuel divestment; Trump's impact in Minnesota

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0500

On today's edition: Minneapolis police will start carrying body cameras. US.. Bank takes steps to divest from fossil fuels. And some state Republicans worry how a Trump presidential candidacy will affect candidates down the ticket.

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Friday - Medical marijuana; Mille Lacs County dispute

Fri, 01 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Medical marijuana one year on; a dispute over law enforcement in Mille Lacs County

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Thursday - Constitutional amendment; State Fair workers

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0500

A question on the ballot this year isn't getting much attention; the State Fair needs workers

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Wednesday - Dayton makes history with judicial appointment

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Gov. Dayton makes history with a Supreme Court selection; talking about guns in northern Minnesota

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Tuesday - Dayton goes to Croatia; Lynx to White House

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Governor Dayton heads overseas; the Minnesota Lynx head to the White House

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Monday-Nurses' strike over; bumper crop is bad news

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Nurses' strike ends but the underlying dispute is not resolved; a likely bumper crop is bad news for farmers; companies aim for a more sustainable model

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Policast for June 24, 2016

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Blue Cross and Blue Shield shakes up the Minnesota health insurance marketplace

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Policast for June 22, 2016

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0500

A special legislative session is neither alive nor dead; the St. Paul school board dumps its superintendent

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Policast for June 21, 2016

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0500

A storm kills Congressman Tim Walz's brother; the Somali community in the aftermath of a federal terrorism trial

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Policast for June 20, 2016

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Nearly 5,000 Allina nurses go on strike

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Policast for June 17, 2016

Fri, 17 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0500

A longtime DFL insider pleads guilty to charges of fraud and theft; thousands listen to evangelical preacher Franklin Graham

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Policast for June 16, 2016

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0500

The St. Paul schools chief may be on the way out; the job market in Minnesota is tight

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Policast for June 15, 2016

Wed, 15 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Some legislators are concerned they have little to run on for re-election; St. Cloud mourns the loss of Earl Potter

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Policast for June 14, 2016

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0500

People in Minnesota consider security and the causes of violence after Orlando; St. Paul has a new police chief

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Policast for June 13, 2016

Mon, 13 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Minnesotans react to the Orlando shooting; lots of pedestrians were hit by motor vehicles last year in the Twin Cities

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Policast for June 10, 2016

Fri, 10 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0500

A look at the call for a nurses' strike; one school district where students have a big voice

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Policast for June 9, 2016

Thu, 09 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Mass transit funding is still a sticking point for a special session; no charges in another officer involved shooting

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Policast for June 6, 2016

Wed, 08 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Finger pointing at the Capitol, lead in water at schools

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Policast for June 6, 2016

Mon, 06 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Still no deal at the Capitol on a tax bill; state Democrats are urged to unite against Donald Trump

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Policast for June 3, 2016

Fri, 03 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Some answers about how Prince died; trying to save Minnesota moose

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Policast for June 2, 2016

Thu, 02 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Gov. Dayton lays out conditions for a special session; no civil rights charges in the Jamar Clark shooting

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Policast for June 1, 2016

Wed, 01 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0500

The ISIS trial nears a close; the latest flashpoint in the fight over copper nickel mining

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Policast for May 31, 2016

Tue, 31 May 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Gov. Dayton is expected to act this week on bills passed in the final hours of the session; university researchers try to make milk production more energy efficient

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Policast for May 25, 2016

Wed, 25 May 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Minneapolis schools pick a new leader; a window closes on child sexual abuse lawsuits

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Policast for May 24, 2016

Tue, 24 May 2016 00:00:00 -0500

More fallout from the end of the legislative session; Minneapolis schools get ready to pick a new leader

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Policast for May 23, 2016

Mon, 23 May 2016 00:00:00 -0500

What did and didn't happen at the Capitol, and state Republicans line up behind Donald Trump

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Policast for May 20, 2016

Fri, 20 May 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Still no breakthrough headed into the last weekend at the Capitol; the latest from the terrorism trial in Minneapolis

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Policast for May 19, 2016

Thu, 19 May 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Time is running out at the Capitol and there's a lot yet to be done; Minneapolis takes testimony on mandatory paid sick leave

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Policast for May 18, 2016

Wed, 18 May 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Slight movement at the Capitol on transportation; why do so few American Indian students graduate from Minnesota high schools?

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Policast for May 17, 2016

Tue, 17 May 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Gov. Dayton makes an offer on transportation; the Legislature acts on crime and drugs

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Policast for May 16, 2016

Mon, 16 May 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Minnesota's water quality is eroding; the new University of Minnesota athletic director has a lot on his plate

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Policast for May 13, 2016

Fri, 13 May 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Sunday liquor sales fail again at the Capitol; crime and justice in the Twin Cities

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Policast for May 12, 2016

Thu, 12 May 2016 00:00:00 -0500

A new boss for University of Minnesota athletics; time is running out on a deadline for Southwest LRT money; lawmakers inch toward an agreement on REAL ID

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Policast for May 11, 2016

Wed, 11 May 2016 00:00:00 -0500

New developments on the Prince investigation as the Legislature rushes to pass a law to protect his heirs

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Policast for May 9, 2016

Mon, 09 May 2016 00:00:00 -0500

A terrorism trial begins in Minneapolis; Jason Lewis wins the Republican endorsement in the 2nd District

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Policast for May 6, 2016

Fri, 06 May 2016 00:00:00 -0500

The bonding bill fails in the Senate by one vote; more questions about Mesabi Academy

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Policast for May 5, 2016

Thu, 05 May 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Minnesota Republicans and Donald Trump; one teenager's struggle to graduate

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Policast for May 4, 2016

Wed, 04 May 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Minnesota feels a labor shortage; the fight over MNsure will continue until the election

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Policast for May 3, 2016

Tue, 03 May 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Details of Senate Democrats' $1.5 billion bonding proposal; the debate over school support services

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Policast for May 2, 2016

Mon, 02 May 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Senate Democrats want a $1.5 billion bonding bill; lawmakers struggle with rules for police body cameras

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