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Minnesota House Passes GOP School Payback Plan

The Minnesota House has approved a Republican-backed measure to use state rainy-day funds to pay down debts to public schools. The bill would take $430 million out of the state budget reserve and return it to schools.

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Brodkorb Threatens to Expose Other Capitol Affairs

A fired Minnesota state Senate staffer is threatening to expose adulterous affairs by other legislators as part of a potential lawsuit over his firing. Michael Brodkorb's legal strategy is laid out in a notice of claims filed with the state Tuesday.

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Vikings Stadium Bill Stalls Ahead of Key Deadline

The plan to help finance a new Minnesota Vikings stadium has at least temporarily stalled at the Capitol, and Gov. Mark Dayton is pressuring key GOP leaders to help keep it moving.

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Vikings Bill Gets First Capitol Hearing

The Minnesota Vikings are finally getting the chance to make their case for public financing of a new football stadium before a state Senate committee.

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Unions Crowd Minnesota Capitol over ‘Right to Work’

Many hundreds of union members are demonstrating outside a state Capitol hearing room as a Senate committee weighs making Minnesota a "right to work" state.

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Kiffmeyer Calls Photo ID Substitute Unacceptable

State Rep. Mary Kiffmeyer is batting down an election integrity proposal from Secretary of State Mark Ritchie as an unacceptable substitute to a constitutional amendment on her proposed constitutional amendment to require voters to bring photo IDs to the polls.

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Minnesota House OKs Deadly Force Bill, Sends to Governor

The Minnesota House has sent a bill to Gov. Mark Dayton that would expand the situations where people can use deadly force.

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Minnesota Lawmakers Mull Substitute to Voter ID Plan

Some Republican lawmakers say they are open to considering a technology-driven alternative to a proposed constitutional amendment to require voters to bring photo IDs to the polls.

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Deadly Force Bill Now on Fast Track to Governor Dayton

A bill that would allow citizens more freedom to use deadly force is now on a fast track to Gov. Mark Dayton. The Senate passed the bill Thursday with bipartisan support in a 40-23 vote after heated debate.

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Minnesota Senate Sends Teacher Testing Bill to Governor

The Senate has sent Gov. Mark Dayton a bill requiring teachers to pass a skills test. The bill requires Minnesota teachers to pass a basic skills test in reading, writing and math before they receive a teaching license.

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