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Dr. Sam Elghor demonstrates the procedure of spinal injections. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Dr. Sam Elghor demonstrates the procedure of spinal injections. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Local Doctors Share Concern For Pain Medicine Change on Proposed Legislation [VIDEO]

A proposed bill brought to the capital is raising concerned in the medical field. A group of St. Cloud area doctors gathered at the Center for Diagnostic Imaging today (Tuesday) to discuss concerns they have regarding a proposed bill in the legislature.

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Hospitality Industry Urges Caution Over Raising the Minimum Wage [AUDIO]

Members of the hospitality industry were down at the State Capitol yesterday (Monday) talking to lawmakers about the minimum wage. Dan McElroy is the President and CEO of Hospitality Minnesota. He says they're not opposed to an increase, but $9.50 is too high.

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Former State Rep Knoblach to Challenge Dorholt in House District 14B

A former state representative from St. Cloud is trying his hand at state politics again.

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State Senator John Pederson, Photo by WJON.com's Ashli Gerdes
State Senator John Pederson, Photo by WJON.com's Ashli Gerdes
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News @ Noon: Senator Pederson Talks Budget, Bonding, Newspaper Ads [AUDIO]

State Senator John Pederson of St. Cloud was in the WJON studio this (Friday) afternoon on the News @ Noon Show.

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Legislature Sends Heating Aid Bill to Dayton

The Legislature has sent Gov. Mark Dayton a bill containing $20 million in emergency heating aid for low-income people.

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Minnesota Officials Debate When to Clear Crime Slates

Minnesota's willingness to forgive people with criminal pasts is emerging as a hot topic for state legislators, who are mulling revisions to laws designed to give low-level offenders a clean slate.

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Cost of New Minnesota Top Income Tax Rate? It Depends.

A narrow band of Minnesotans will pay a higher income tax under the new state budget. How much more? That depends. Officials say the average cost of the new tax for 54,400 filers is just shy of $7,200.

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Minnesota House Defeats Construction Projects Bill

The Minnesota House has defeated an $800 million construction projects bill that failed to win a needed super-majority. The bill is a rare area where Republican held veto power. Because it involves long-term state debt, it required 81 votes to pass.

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Minnesota Senate to Vote on Minimum Wage Bump

The Minnesota Senate is ready to vote on a bill to bump up the state's minimum wage, although not as fast as House lawmaking counterparts want. The Senate plan due for action Wednesday would bring the wage floor up to $7.75 per hour by August 2015 and then make annual adjustments based on inflation.

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DFL Swing Vote on Gay Marriage Says He’ll Support It

A Democratic state senator seen as a swing vote on gay marriage says he'll vote to make it legal in Minnesota. Sen. Kent Eken represents a northwestern Minnesota district that backed last fall's gay marriage ban by 53 percent.

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