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2 Former Minnesota Governors Unhappy With Biographies

Not all of Minnesota's former governors are happy with biographical plaques that went up this month next to their portraits at the recently restored state Capitol.

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State Lawmakers Want Display of All Governors’ Portraits

Several Minnesota senators are challenging a decision to stop displaying the portraits of all governors at the state Capitol.

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Surplus or Shortfall? Friday Provides First Look at Budget

It's time to start talking cash at the Minnesota Capitol. Budget officials were preparing to release the state's economic forecast Friday.

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Bomb-Detection Dog Added to Minnesota Capitol Security Team

Minnesota's Capitol security team is getting a new four-legged member named Matka.

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State Leaders Face Call on Minnesota Capitol Repairs

The top brass at Minnesota's Capitol is meeting to decide if a large-scale renovation of the building will occur as planners have suggested. The Capitol Preservation Commission was being asked Monday to sign off on the first phase of a $270 million project that will go on for years.

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Commission Poring Over Minn. Capitol Redo Plan

The coming makeover of the Minnesota Capitol is getting the once-over by top officials.

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Beer Tax Would Have Local Impact [AUDIO]

Lawmakers in St. Paul are working to finalize the next two-year budget. A possible hike in the alcohol excise tax is still being considered that could raise prices at area bars and liquor stores.

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MN Capitol Sees Spike in Gun Notices

An ongoing debate over gun control by Minnesota state lawmakers has been accompanied by a spike in notifications to the state Department of Public Safety from people who plan to carry loaded weapons into the Capitol.

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Dayton Seeks Money to Refurbish Capitol

Gov. Mark Dayton says finishing the restoration of Minnesota's Capitol is a top priority for state construction projects in the coming two years. The Democratic governor told The Associated Press in an interview Friday that he will seek $209 million for work on the aging 107-year-old Capitol in a bonding bill.

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Crumbling State Capitol Reaches ‘Tipping Point’

The Minnesota Capitol building is in dire need of repair soon, but budget pressures in the Legislature are making the expensive upgrade difficult.

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