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MN Transportation Bill Frustrates Stearns County Engineer

Ambitious plans to fund a new 10-year construction plan statewide fell flat as the state legislature included only $30,000,000 in new money for construction programs over the next two years.

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St. Cloud Area State Lawmakers React to End of 2015 Session

St. Cloud area lawmakers react to the just-ended 2015 State Legislative Session. State lawmakers are waiting to see if Governor Mark Dayton follows through with his threat to veto the education funding bill.

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St. Cloud City Council to Consider Sunday Growler Sales

The St. Cloud City Council will consider some amendments to the city's liquor ordinances, thanks to changes in state law. Earlier this year the State Legislature approved, and Governor Mark Dayton signed, a bill broadening alcohol sales.

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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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