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Minnesota Senate Committee Backs Jury Bias Ban

A Minnesota Senate committee has passed a bill to prohibit lawyers from dismissing potential jurors based solely on their sexual orientation or marital status. The Senate Judiciary Committee backed the bill Tuesday on a split voice vote.

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Lawmakers Want Faster Payback of Minnesota School IOUs

House Democratic and Republican leaders have come to early agreement on the state budget: Both want the final product to repay IOUs to Minnesota schools faster than Gov. Mark Dayton has proposed.

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Democratic Leaders Want Gun Laws Evaluated

Democratic leaders assuming control of the Minnesota Legislature say now is the time to take a closer look at the state's gun laws. The shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut has been a catalyst across the country for discussions of gun regulations.

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Capitol’s DFL Leaders must Guard Against Overreach

The two Democrats who will lead the Legislature starting in January will have to manage Democratic ambitions as the party takes full control of the Capitol for the first time in over 20 years.

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Minnesota Lawmakers Ease Off Constitutional Changes

Democrats are taking over the Minnesota Legislature, but leaders are cool to any move to change the state constitution. That has something to do with voters' rejecting two constitutional amendments earlier this month — one to ban gay marriage and one to require photo ID to vote.

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Deal Reached for $167 Million in Flood Relief

Minnesota lawmakers have agreed on a relief package for northern Minnesota communities hit hard by flash-flooding in June. The package is for $167 million.

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College Auto Body, Truck Programs Getting an Overhaul [AUDIO]

Calling it a "big deal" for Central Minnesota, officials at the St. Cloud Technical and Community College are excited to get started on renovations to their Auto Body and Medium-Heavy Truck Programs. The school received $4 million in bonding money passed by the State Legislature this week.

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Vikings a Vote Away from New Stadium

A fast-moving Minnesota Vikings stadium bill is just a successful state Senate vote away from reaching the desk of a supportive Gov. Mark Dayton. The Minnesota House voted 71-60 early Thursday on a reworked $975 million stadium bill.

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State Legislature Finalizes New Tax Bill

A conference committee has finalized a new tax policy bill with breaks for businesses, but less than they would have gotten in a tax bill vetoed by Gov. Mark Dayton last week.

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Senate Gives Vikings Stadium 2nd Big Victory

The Minnesota Senate has approved a plan to build a $975 million stadium for the Vikings, another big step toward the new facility it's chased for more than a decade. The Senate vote Tuesday came a day after the House approved its own stadium bill.

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