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(Photo: Lee Voss)
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Gottwalt, Morrow Formally Submit Resignations

Two state representatives have formally submitted their resignations, allowing Gov. Mark Dayton to set special elections to fill their seats. Both Rep. Steve Gottwalt of St. Cloud and Rep. Terry Morrow of St. Peter resigned via letters Monday, the day before the Legislature is to begin a new session.

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Minnesota Lawmakers to Debate School Levy Reliance

Next year's big debate over how to reshape the Minnesota tax system will include a serious discussion about school reliance on property tax levies. That's if incoming Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk gets his way.

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Minnesota Saw Scrapes Last Time with 1-Party Rule

One-party rule at Minnesota's Capitol means that harmony, efficiency and common purpose will reign, right? Don't bank on it. Next month, Minnesota Democrats take control of the House and Senate to go along with a governor's office held by Democrat Mark Dayton.

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Washington Fight Clouds Minnesota Budget Forecast

The impasse over the fiscal cliff in Washington is casting enormous uncertainty over the economic forecast in Minnesota. And that will complicate Gov. Mark Dayton's task of assembling a two-year budget proposal.

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Some Minnesota Lawmakers Face Gay Marriage Conflict

Minnesota lawmakers got a strong pulse of where their constituents stand in the statewide vote on a proposed constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. That knowledge will give some legislators cover and others concern in future gay rights debates, including a possible push for legalization of gay marriage.

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Minnesota House to Take on Vikings Proposal in Hearing

A Minnesota House committee is holding a hearing on a retooled Vikings stadium bill that tries to resolve several issues holding up its progress at the Capitol. The House Commerce Committee meets Monday night.

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Iraq Vet Kriesel Won’t Run Again for Minnesota House

A Republican state representative and Iraq war veteran who quickly gained renown as a freshman House member will step down after one term. Rep. John Kriesel says in a letter to colleagues Thursday that it became a strain to balance career and family with legislative duties.

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Gary Kubly (Minnesota State Legislature)
Gary Kubly (Minnesota State Legislature)
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Work at State Capitol Pauses for Senator’s Funeral

Most of the legislative business at the Capitol has been called off so lawmakers can attend the funeral of a colleague. The funeral for state Sen. Gary Kubly will be held Wednesday morning in his hometown of Granite Falls.

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What Should The Legislature Tackle [POLL]

The Minnesota State Legislature begins their 2012 session at noon on Tuesday. What do you think their top priority should be during this session?

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Minnesota Senate Cuts Daily Expense Payments

Minnesota senators will get $10 less a day in their daily expense payments, part of belt-tightening promoted by the new Republican majority. The Senate Rules and Administration Committee approved the 10 percent reduction on Monday.

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