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The Latest: Legislature Trades Offers in Budget Battle

Republican leaders and Gov. Mark Dayton are trading offers to avert a budget showdown.

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Mayo in Rochester Now Offering Gender Reassignment Surgery

Mayo Clinic says its surgeons have performed the first gender reassignment surgery in Rochester.
Doctors helped Michael Keller of Rochester transition to Marisa Ann Bella in a nearly six-hour procedure.

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Twin Cities to Lose Nearly 60K Trees to Emerald Ash Borer

Minneapolis and St. Paul will lose nearly 60,000 trees because of the destructive emerald ash borer in what arborists say is an environmental catastrophe.

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GOP Backs Away from Negotiating to Push Dayton on Budget

Republicans who control the Legislature are preparing to challenge Gov. Mark Dayton over the budget. The two sides have been meeting privately for a week to hash out their different visions for the next two-year budget.

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Photo courtesy of Dean Phillips for Congress
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DFL Candidate Eyeing Paulsen’s Congressional Seat

A businessman who's an heir to a major liquor company is planning a run for Congress. Dean Phillips says he'll soon officially launch his DFL campaign for the seat held by Republican Rep. Erik Paulsen.

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Police Cite 2 for Jumping Into St. Paul Zoo Giraffe Exhibit

Police have cited two men for trespassing for jumping into the giraffe exhibit at St. Paul's Como Zoo over the weekend.

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Photo: Paul Seipel
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Dry Weather Helps Minnesota Farmers Catch Up On Planting

Minnesota farmers are taking advantage of good weather to catch up on their spring planting.

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Trump Tabs Minnesota Justice Stras for Federal Appeals Court

President Donald Trump has nominated Minnesota Supreme Court Associate Justice David Stras to the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Two Boaters Rescued at Dresbach Lock and Dam

Winona County sheriff's officials say two Wisconsin men were rescued when their boat got stuck in a lock and dam roller gate in Dresbach.

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Minnesota Lawmakers Near Approving Teacher Licensing Changes

Minnesota legislators are close to approving major changes in the way the state licenses teachers.

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