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  • Dayton official recommends vetoes for budget bills

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Gov. Mark Dayton’s top budget official says he’ll recommend the governor veto most of the GOP-controlled Legislature’s budget bills in their current form. Minnesota Management and Budget Commissioner Myron Frans …

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    06 Apr 17
  • Dayton says he won't block reinsurance bill

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton says he has concerns about a $542 million Republican plan to lower health insurance costs for Minnesotans but he won’t veto it. Dayton said Monday he’ll …

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    04 Apr 17
  • REAL ID passes Senate on second try

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota is one step closer to federal compliance after the Senate passed REAL ID legislation. The bill passed 60-7 Thursday night. Republican Sen. Eric Pratt of Prior Lake amended the …

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    31 Mar 17
  • Timothy Dorway

    CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) – Authorities have filed more charges against a one-time Minnesota high school principal accused of possessing child pornography. Forty-four-year-old Timothy Dorway now faces 17 counts. He appeared in court Thursday but didn’t …

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    31 Mar 17
  • Senate wants $900 million in tax cuts

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Senate Republicans are pursuing deep tax cuts over the next two years for students, families and those on Social Security. The almost $900 million sought in their bill released Wednesday …

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    30 Mar 17
  • Republicans join Democrats against Trump's Great Lakes cuts

    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) – Republicans from Great Lakes states are joining Democrats in opposing President Donald Trump’s plan to kill funding for a popular environmental program. The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative has gotten about …

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    17 Mar 17
  • State on track to meet new buffer requirements

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Gov. Mark Dayton says he won’t slow down his marquee legislation to improve Minnesota’s water quality. Dayton and Minnesota lawmakers passed a law in 2015 requiring so-called buffers between cropland …

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    17 Mar 17
  • Storm dumps more than 9 inches of snow in southern Minnesota

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Snow-covered roadways are making travel difficult in parts of Minnesota. Southern regions of the state have been hardest hit by a winter storm marching across the Midwest. The State Patrol¬† responded to …

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    14 Mar 17