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GOP Led Push for Pricier Furnishings in Remodeled Capitol

In restoring Minnesota's Capitol to its old glory, renovators planned to spend $4.5 million on furniture and decorative finishing touches on the inside.

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State Rep. David Dill Dies After Battle With Cancer

State Rep. David Dill, who represented northeastern Minnesota, has died after a battle with cancer. He was 60 years old.

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The Latest: Minnesota Legislature Meets in Special Session

Here are the latest notes from today's special session at the capitol:

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Dayton Asks Lawmakers to Slow Down Auditor Changes

Top Minnesota officials are trading offers to resolve the biggest barrier to finishing the state's budget.

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Education Bill Gives Schools Option of Pre-Labor Day Start

Minnesota lawmakers are giving school districts a chance to get their academic years started sooner this fall.

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Dayton Ties Special Session To Restoring Auditor Functions

Gov. Mark Dayton says he won't call a special session until lawmakers agree to repeal changes chipping away at the state auditor's authority.

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Dayton Gives on Pre-K Plan But Still No Budget Deal With GOP

Gov. Mark Dayton has abandoned his priority plan for a statewide pre-kindergarten program but remains at odds with GOP lawmakers over the amount of new funding for public schools.

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Budget Deal Remains Out of Reach as Potential Layoffs Loom

Gov. Mark Dayton and House Republicans are chipping away at a special session deal but haven't found a final agreement yet.

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Dayton Vetoes Agriculture-Environment And Jobs-Energy Bills

Gov. Mark Dayton has vetoed two major budget bills ahead of a Saturday night deadline for final action on bills passed before the legislative session ended late Monday.

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For Senate Leader Bakk, Session’s End Exposes Divisions

The deal that put a $42 billion budget on the governor's desk saw plenty of defecting votes from Senate Democrats.

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