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House Committee To Review Photo ID For Voting Bill

A proposal to require that all Minnesotans have a photo ID before voting has been making progress at the Capitol. The House Transportation Committee holds a hearing Monday on the bill sponsored by Republican Rep. Mary Kiffmeyer.

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Minnesota Lawmakers Approve Green Acres Changes

Minnesota lawmakers have approved changes to a state program meant to hold down property taxes in rural Minnesota. The Senate approved the changes Thursday on a bipartisan vote of 45-15.

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Dayton, GOP Want Number Crunchers To Find Fraud

Gov. Mark Dayton's administration is seeking number crunchers to find fraud and waste in state programs including the Medicaid health program for the poor.

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Governor Dayton Starts Civil War Commemoration Task Force

Gov. Mark Dayton has set up a Civil War Commemoration Task Force.Dayton said in a release that the task force will conduct public educational programs and encourage Minnesota organizations to participate in and develop programs that help expand appreciation for the Civil War.

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New Minnesota Law Eases Shift Swaps By Airline Workers

Workers for Delta Airlines and other air carriers will have more leeway to trade work shifts when a new Minnesota law takes effect Friday. Gov. Mark Dayton signed a bill Thursday that exempts airlines from a state statute requiring overtime pay for workers who put in more than 48 hours a week, in cases when the employees voluntarily agree to swap scheduled hours.

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Franken Visits Stillwater As He Considers Bridge

A decades-old debate over a new St. Croix River bridge is drawing U.S. Sen. Al Franken to Stillwater. The Democrat from Minnesota visits the city on Saturday to meet with local officials and tour the 80-year-old lift bridge. Franken hasn't taken a position on a long-delayed proposal.

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Mayor Kleis Lobbies Governor Dayton Live On WJON: Hear Their Conversation [AUDIO]

St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis talked with Governor Mark Dayton live on WJON this (Friday) morning on his weekly radio show. They talked about money for a bonding bill, Local Government Aid, extending the Northstar Commuter Rail line, and an offer for Kleis to head-up a new commission.

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Injured Police Dog Will Witness Minnesota Bill Signing

Major the police dog will help usher in a new Minnesota law that calls for stiffer penalties for harming or killing public safety animals. Gov. Mark Dayton planned to sign a bill with the changes on Tuesday.

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Native Great Lakes unionid mussel encrusted with zebra mussels. (Photo by GLERL and NOAA)
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DNR Bill Takes Aim At Invasive Species In Minnesota

Gov. Mark Dayton and the state's natural resources commissioner are unveiling legislation aimed at preventing the spread of invasive species in Minnesota. Zebra mussels and Asian carp are among the species concerning the state's outdoors managers.

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Fuller Minnesota Budget Picture To Emerge This Week

Last week, brought high-altitude budget numbers from Republicans in charge of the Legislature. This week brings the nitty-gritty details at Minnesota's Capitol.

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