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Bill Would Shield MN Coaches From Parent Gripes

Minnesota high school coaches could soon have a bit more job protection.

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Ex-State Lawmaker To Vie For Top Minn. GOP Post

A former state representative says he wants to be the next head of the Minnesota Republican Party.

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MnSCU to Ask Legislature for More Money

The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system plans to ask legislators for more money over the next two years.

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Most Surveyed Favor Showing Photo IDs At The Polls

An overwhelming majority of Minnesotans
surveyed favor showing photo identification at the election polls. The Minnesota Poll says 80 percent of respondents
support the idea. Both houses of the Legislature have ready passed
a bill that requires identification, but a veto from Gov. Mark
Dayton is anticipated.

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Gay Marriage Ban Keeps Moving Toward Minn. Ballot

A gay marriage ban has cleared a House panel as Republican lawmakers move the proposal closer to next year's ballot. The potential constitutional amendment passed the House Civil Law Committee on Monday on a 10-7 party-line vote after winning approval from a Senate panel last week.

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Vikings’ Bill Nearing Debut At Minn. Capitol?

A Republican lawmaker who plans to sponsor Minnesota Vikings stadium legislation says most pieces of the bill are in place. But Sen. Julie Rosen said Tuesday she hadn't settled on a day to introduce the bill nor would she discuss aspects of it ahead of time.

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Dayton Tries To Reignite Minn. Public Works Plan

Gov. Mark Dayton is working to renew interest in a $1 billion plan for publicly financed building projects in Minnesota, saying the construction industry faces an "emergency situation." Dayton met Tuesday with architects, contractors and construction workers about the proposal, which stalled after he introduced it in January.

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St. Cloud Senator’s Bill Would Maintain Longer Jobless Benefits

The Minnesota Legislature has passed a bill that would maintain access to longer unemployment benefits for the state's jobless. The bill cleared the Senate unanimously Monday after passing the House last month. It now heads to Gov. Mark Dayton's desk. The legislation makes a technical adjustment to state law to allow unemployed Minnesotans to continue collecting unemployment benefits for up to 86 weeks.

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Minn. Bill Would Broaden CPR Training For Day Care

Two Minnesota lawmakers are seeking stricter CPR training requirements for child care centers after a tragedy involving a 4-year-old girl in North Mankato. The bill unveiled Tuesday by Rep. Mary Liz Holberg and Sen. Dan Hall would require the training for all teachers and assistant teachers in child care centers.

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In Minn. Legislature, New GOP Majorities Take Over

New Republican majorities come into power at the Minnesota Legislature this afternoon. And with a new DFL Governor and a $6-billion budget shortfall, it's bound to be an interesting session at the legislature.

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