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Dayton Revives Gas Tax Increase for Transportation Plan

Dayton says a gas tax increase to fund road and bridge repairs should still be on the table. He declared that proposal dead late last year. But Dayton clarified Friday that was his political assessment, not his preference.

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Dayton Names Appellate Judge Chutich to High Court

Gov. Mark Dayton has named Appeals Court Judge Margaret Chutich to the Minnesota Supreme Court. Chutich is openly gay, which makes her the first such justice on the high court.

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Play to Address Tough Issues Facing Somali Immigrants

A Minneapolis spoken word artist is launching a project designed to tackle issues that are tough for many Somali immigrants to talk about. Abdifatah Farah, who goes by Abdi Phenomenal, wrote the play "The Chronicles of the Diaspora" over several months.

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Sanders Visiting Minnesota Tuesday

Sen. Bernie Sanders brings his Democratic presidential campaign to Minnesota next week. Sanders' campaign says he'll visit St. Paul and Duluth on Tuesday and plans to touch on his familiar themes.

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22-Year-Old Dies Of Peanut Allergy Reaction

Family members say a peanut allergy caused the death of a 22-year-old Ramsey man. Brian Kelly says his son, Bruce, had a fatal reaction after eating some chocolate that was made in a plant that also processed foods with peanuts.

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Jury Convicts St. Paul Woman of Killing Boyfriend

A jury has convicted a pregnant St. Paul woman of fatally stabbing her boyfriend last summer but found the killing was not intentional.

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Talk, But no Progress, on Special Session

Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders still aren't on the same page on the need for a special session.

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30 Years for Kidnap, Assault on Red Lake Reservation

A man convicted of kidnapping and a brutal assault on the Red Lake Indian Reservation has been sentenced in federal court to 30 years in prison.

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Professor Alleges Hiring Discrimination at Minnesota State

A former professor at Minnesota State University Moorhead has filed a lawsuit alleging she was discriminating against when applying for a new position at the school.

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UPDATE: State Patrol Releases Names Of 16-Year-Old Boy, Girl Killed InCrash

Two northern Minnesota teens have died in a head-on crash on an icy road in Hubbard County. Sixteen-year-old Jacob Bruns of Laporte and 16-year-old Kiara Renollette of Bemidji were heading south on Highway 71 around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday when Bruns lost control, veered into the northbound lane and struck an oncoming truck.

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