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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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Lawmakers Tell Vikings No-Go on Soccer Deal

Minnesota lawmakers are denying owners of football's Vikings exclusive rights to recruit a professional soccer club as part of a stadium deal. The state Senate voted 47-20 on Tuesday to strip out a clause giving the Vikings five years to establish a major league soccer franchise before anyone else can.

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UPDATE: House Passes Vikings Bill, Moves to Senate

The Minnesota House passed the Vikings stadium bill on Monday night by a vote of 73-58. St. Cloud area lawmakers DFLer Larry Hosch of St. Joseph, and Republicans Steve Gottwalt of St. Cloud and Tim O'Driscoll of Sartell all voted in favor of the bill. Republican King Banaian of St. Cloud voted against it.

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Stadium Grips Minnesota Capitol, But Other Work Left

In a Minnesota Capitol struck with stadium fever, other work stands between legislators and their session finish line. Lawmakers return Monday from a weekend respite with a showdown vote on the Minnesota Vikings stadium legislation looming.

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Dayton Praises Planned House, Senate Stadium Votes

Gov. Mark Dayton is praising the decision by Republican legislative leaders to allow a vote on the Vikings stadium proposal in the House and Senate. Dayton says Thursday it will allow Minnesotans to hold legislators accountable for what he calls a momentous decision.

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