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  • Senate OKs higher ed bill to tackle tuition rates

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The Senate has passed its higher education budget, a $2.8 billion package that aims to hold down tuition and make public universities and colleges more accountable to the state. The …

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    18 Apr 13
  • Minn. Senate wants wholesale gas tax for roads

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota Senate Democrats are proposing a new sales tax on gas at the wholesale level as a way to raise money for road and bridge projects. Senator Scott Dibble is …

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    18 Apr 13
  • Ex-senators lead deposition list in Brodkorb case

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The first wave of depositions has been set in lawsuit by a former Minnesota legislative staff member fired after his affair with the then-Senate majority leader. Attorneys for ex-staffer Michael …

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    18 Apr 13
  • Minn. lawmakers order audit of ag groups

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota lawmakers are brushing off an effort by agricultural groups to avoid a legislative audit. Lawmakers on the board that sets the auditor’s agenda say they heard from agricultural commodity …

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    18 Apr 13
  • Jury: Wis. dad responsible in killing 3 daughters

    HUDSON, Wis. (AP) – Jurors in western Wisconsin say a father had a mental defect but is still responsible for killing his three young daughters last July.   Aaron Schaffhausen pleaded guilty last month to …

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    17 Apr 13
  • Prosecution: Truth served in Schaffhausen case

    HUDSON, Wis. (AP) – A prosecutor says the jury that convicted a Wisconsin man of killing his three daughters got it right.   Gary Freyberg says the jury found “the truth of the case” when …

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    17 Apr 13
  • Pay raises for Minn. lawmakers barely clear Senate

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Pay raises for Minnesota lawmakers have the green light from the state Senate after a narrow 34-32 vote.   But the plan to boost salaries of the governor, the Legislature, …

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    17 Apr 13
  • Secrecy surrounds Minn. subsidies for biotech firm

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – An Illinois company is the pharmaceutical firm in line for a batch of Minnesota subsidies and tax breaks.   The Legislature is advancing the incentives as a way to encourage …

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    17 Apr 13