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Bill Bans Human Cloning In Minnesota
A bill attempting to head off possible human cloning is starting its travel through Minnesota's Legislature. The human cloning ban is a priority of the state's dominant anti-abortion group, Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life.
Minnesota Bill Doubles Prison Time For Some Sex Crimes
A proposal to more than double prison sentences for the most serious sex crimes gets its first legislative hearing Tuesday. The House public safety committee considers legislation that would raise the recommended sentence for first-degree sex offenses from 12 years to 25 years.
Minnesota Nuclear Power Bill Stalls After Japan Crisis
A move to repeal Minnesota's ban on new nuclear power plants has stalled as a crisis unfolds at a nuclear facility in Japan. The bill's Republican sponsors are blaming the slowdown on Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton's demands, not the scramble to avoid a meltdown at a Japanese nuclear pla…
Minnesota GOP Plan Hits Agencies, Social Services
Minnesota GOP senators are making their hardest spending cuts at social service programs, state agencies and aid programs for local governments and public colleges. Budget targets released Thursday offer the first look at how legislators will tackle a $5 billion budget deficit.
Firefighters, Fire Department Officials To Capitol
Firefighters in full response gear will be roaming the halls of the State Capitol but it's not because of any emergency. Thursday is Fire Service Day at the Capitol. Several unions and professional organizations that represent firefighters, fire chiefs and fire departments will be at the Capit…
Minnesota Bill Puts State Agencies On Chopping Block
A Minnesota legislator who is pushing a bill to slim the state work force has another proposal to get rid of many cabinet-level departments all together. Republican Rep. Keith Downey's plan to abolish several departments was set for its first hearing on Thursday in the House Government Operati…

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