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Senate Cues Up Clash On Body Cameras, License Plate Readers

Minnesota's Senate is setting up a clash with the House over body cameras and license plate readers.

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Schools, Families Decry House and Senate Education Budgets

Schools and families are joining Minnesota's governor to say House and Senate education budget proposals are too small.

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Senate Rejects Fee, Inspection Rule For Abortion Clinics

Minnesota senators have turned back a measure that would have led to twice yearly inspections and $10,200 licensing fees for clinics that provide 10 or more abortions per month.

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Drones, Officer Investigations Up For Vote in Senate

Changes in law enforcement surveillance and internal investigations are on the docket at the Legislature.

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House, Senate Move To Provide Help to Idled Taconite Workers

A measure that has won initial backing of Minnesota House and Senate lawmakers would ensure that Iron Range taconite workers are eligible for unemployment benefits when several plants are idled in coming months.

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Senate: No State Money to Build New MLS Stadium

Senate lawmakers are leaving no room for debate: There should be no state money for a new professional soccer stadium.

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After Falling Out, Dayton and Bakk Try to Patch Things Up

Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk says he and Gov. Mark Dayton had a private chat where the Capitol's two most powerful Democrats committed to moving on after a public feud.

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Franken Beats McFadden In Race For Senate

Democrat Al Franken has defeated Republican challenger Mike McFadden to earn a second term in the U.S. Senate.

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Senate Votes to Equate E-Cigarettes to Smoking

Minnesota senators have voted for a stringent set of electronic cigarette standards that would make their use unacceptable in any place regular tobacco is disallowed.

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Minnesota Senate Panel to Continue Medical Pot Hearing

A Minnesota Senate committee will resume discussing a bill that would legalize medical marijuana after the Legislature returns from its Easter/Passover break.

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