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Long Talks In Private, Silence In Public Feed Budget Hopes

Minnesota's legislative leaders are pointing to incremental progress in setting a new $40 billion-plus state budget, but they're keeping mostly quiet about what that looks like.

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In Session’s Final Push, Minnesota Budget Deal Still Elusive

Minnesota's legislative session is heading into its final week with no clear picture of how a budget will come together.

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A Look At Some Aspects Of 3 Minnesota Budget Bills

The Minnesota Legislature took up three budget bills Friday as the deadline approaches to pass a two-year budget.

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Lawmakers Shore Up Response Funds as Bird Flu Wracks State

The deadly H5N2 virus continues to spread in the nation's largest turkey producing state. Now Minnesota Lawmakers are expected to approve a bill providing emergency funds in response to the outbreak.

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Dayton Issues Challenge to Augment Minnesota Budget Reserves

Gov. Mark Dayton challenged House Republicans on Tuesday to back off some of their $2 billion in proposed tax cuts. He says he'll match them dollar-for-dollar by reducing his proposed spending by the same amount.

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Minnesota House to Vote on GOP Funding Plan for Road Fixes

A Republican-crafted proposal to direct $7 billion to projects over the next decade is slated for a vote Tuesday. As drafted, it would redirect existing taxes on auto parts, vehicle leases and car rentals to construction, and borrow billions more.

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House Votes To Legalize Silencers, Approves Other Gun Bills

The Minnesota House has voted to legalize silencers and passed a handful of other bills expanding the state's gun laws.

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Advocates, Lawmakers Cheer Sexual Assault Prevention Bill

A push to strengthen sexual assault policies at Minnesota colleges is moving through the Legislature, with advocates saying it will provide more options for victims.

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Minnesota House Speaker: Sunday Liquor Sale Vote Will Occur

Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Daudt says advocates of full liquor sales on Sundays can be assured that a vote will be held before the Legislature adjourns this year.

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SESSION 2015: Lawmakers Have Lots Left To Tackle After Break

Once lawmakers return in early April they'll concentrate on shaping a new two-year budget, but there's much more hanging in the balance. Here's a look at where many issues stand.

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