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The Battle Heats Up For Control Of Minnesota Legislature

ST. PAUL, Minn. — According to the Associated Press millions of dollars in attack ads and mailers are flying as the battle for control of Minnesota’s Legislature heats up. New campaign finance reports released Wednesday provide a crucial look into some of the most contested...

Dayton Determines Fate on Tax Bill

Monday is the deadline for Gov. Mark Dayton to act on a tax bill containing tax cuts and credits for students, working families, struggling cities, farmers and businesses. Last month the Legislature passed the bill that would cut rates for taxpayers by about $800 million over the...

Governor Dayton Uses Veto on State Bills

Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed two bills and signed 19 others into law on Tuesday. A pension bill and outdoor program funding bill were both denied. Dayton said the pension bill would have cut retired government worker benefits. He added that government employers and employees should be...

DNR Requests Millions for Park Renovations

The Minnesota DNR is sending a request for some of the state legislature’s pot of funds this year. Gov. Mark Dayton has recommended $72 million for the organization to use; half of that money will go toward renovation projects throughout the state. Over 700 of the...

Lawmakers Discuss Surplus in Bemidji

Three lawmakers sat down with Bemidji leaders to discuss topics of interest before the Minnesota legislature convenes in early March. While a number of things were talked about, the topics of bonding and transportation received the most attention. Potential changes are likely to...

MnDOT Seeks Government Funds

The Minnesota Department of Transportation has dealt with uneven funding from the state legislature for years. They’re searching for a solution that would result in stable funding they can count on for transportation projects around the state. Proposals have been submitted...

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