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Two GOP Veterans Key To Vikings’ Capitol Push

The two Minnesota lawmakers most important to the Vikings' push for a new stadium at the Capitol this year don't live anywhere near the Twin Cities and are not even huge Minnesota Vikings fans.

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Minnesota GOP – Let Parents Know When Kids Seek Care

A GOP proposal would require parental consent before minors could seek treatment for pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases or drug and alcohol abuse, undoing a 40-year-old Minnesota law.

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Minnesota Lawmakers Approve Green Acres Changes

Minnesota lawmakers have approved changes to a state program meant to hold down property taxes in rural Minnesota. The Senate approved the changes Thursday on a bipartisan vote of 45-15.

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New Minnesota Law Eases Shift Swaps By Airline Workers

Workers for Delta Airlines and other air carriers will have more leeway to trade work shifts when a new Minnesota law takes effect Friday. Gov. Mark Dayton signed a bill Thursday that exempts airlines from a state statute requiring overtime pay for workers who put in more than 48 hours a week, in cases when the employees voluntarily agree to swap scheduled hours.

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Minnesota House Approves Deep Cuts In Health Spending

The Minnesota House has approved deep cuts to projected health and welfare spending after a long debate. The proposal approved early Thursday would cut projected health and social service spending by $1.7 billion over the next two years.

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Minnesota Panel Votes To Let Breweries Serve Directly

Legislation allowing a Brooklyn Center brewery and other Minnesota beer-makers to serve their brews directly to customers at their establishments cleared a state Senate panel Wednesday, after a concerted social media lobbying effort by Surly Brewing Co. helped soften opposition from the powerful liquor lobby.

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Lawmaker Serves Up New TCF Stadium Booze Bill

Minnesota lawmakers are coping with their three-year hangover: Whether to allow beer and alcohol sales at the University of Minnesota's on-campus football stadium.

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Legislators – Vikings Stadium Bill Comes Next Week

Two Minnesota lawmakers say they will offer a bill for a new Vikings stadium next week. The Vikings released a letter from Sen. Julie Rosen of Fairmont and Rep. Morrie Lanning of Moorhead on their website Thursday night.

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GOP-Backed Bills Cut Minnesota State Park Funding

A third of Minnesota state parks could see their hours and services reduced under Republican-backed environmental bills approved by the Minnesota House and Senate. DNR officials say up to 10 parks might have to be "mothballed" until state finances improve, if the bills become law.

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Minnesota K-12 Bill Ups Pupil Payments, Cuts Programs

The Minnesota House has passed a public school funding bill that increases per-pupil payments to schools while making major changes to the way that they operate.

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