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Man versus the machine
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December 13, 2014
ND oil boom a big MN political topic
It is hard to talk long to any Minnesota official without hearing about North Dakota. The reason? Oil that is, black gold, Bakken tea. The first thing you know, old North Dakota’s a billionaire. All that money has Minnesota politicians envious and concerned. From Gov. Mark...
December 13, 2014 - 11:00am
Tribal governments allowed to legalize pot
Tribal governments will now be able to legalize marijuana on their lands, if they follow federal guidelines in place for other states who in the past few years have seen voters approve measures. The U.S. Department of Justice policy toward recognizing marijuana legalization, previously...
news / government
December 13, 2014 - 9:00am
December 11, 2014
Dayton gives his Cabinet a new look
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton announced a major reshuffle of his Cabinet Wednesday. Minnesota Management and Budget Commissioner Jim Schowalter, the governor’s top finance expert, is leaving to become president and chief executive officer of the Minnesota Council of...
news / government
December 11, 2014 - 8:09am
December 9, 2014
Update: Minnesota elderly, disabled seek more state funds
ST. PAUL -- Advocates for Minnesota's elderly and disabled are back at the state Capitol asking for money on top of new funding they just received. Legislators earlier this year granted a 5 percent increase to many programs for the elderly and disabled. Now, community-based programs...
news / government
December 9, 2014 - 3:49pm
Minnesota senators look to Wisconsin for workforce advice
ST. PAUL -- Stories of Minnesota manufacturers finding it difficult to fill jobs abound around rural Minnesota, and some state senators are looking at ways to help. It may only take a little nudge to move businesses to taking action, a Wisconsin education leader Monday told seven...
news / government
December 9, 2014 - 8:22am
Tax exemptions may be part of Super Bowl game plan
ST. PAUL -- As they’re sorting through requests for more funding from programs and agencies from across Minnesota during the upcoming 2015 Legislature, lawmakers likely will be asked to help out a huge New York City-based nonprofit: the National Football League. 2015 is the year...
news / legislative
December 9, 2014 - 8:07am
December 8, 2014
Rural health solution? Find new ideas
MINNEAPOLIS -- Perhaps some rural hospitals could just provide emergency room services, and drop full hospital services. Maybe medical schools could recruit more rural students and government could increase money available to forgive student loans to people who practice in rural...
December 8, 2014 - 8:00am
December 2, 2014
Fargo Mayor Walaker dies; known for his flood-fighting
Fargo Mayor Dennis Walaker died unexpectedly at his home Tuesday night after a months-long battle with kidney cancer. He was 73. The three-term mayor, known to some affectionately as “Denny,” inspired public trust in his ability to protect the city since his decision in...
December 2, 2014 - 9:04pm
November 29, 2014
Construction at State Capitol could overshadow session
ST. PAUL -- The orange cone, that construction icon, could be featured during the upcoming Minnesota legislative session. An extensive ongoing renovation projects has all but taken over the state Capitol. "It is going to be like a major highway project," Gov. Mark Dayton said...
news / government
November 29, 2014 - 8:00am
November 21, 2014
Obama blasts Boehner, seeks support for immigration plan
President Barack Obama defended his decision to bypass Congress and overhaul U.S. immigration policy on his own on Friday, saying he was forced to act because House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner would not let legislation come to a vote. With many Americans skeptical of his...
November 21, 2014 - 4:40pm
‘Children’s lives will be saved’: Panel delivers report to task force on native children exposed to violence
Former U.S. senator Byron Dorgan and fellow members of an advisory group called on Congress on Tuesday to honor the nation’s treaties with American Indians and give tribes the money and authority they need to protect their children from violence. The U.S. attorney general’s...
November 21, 2014 - 10:45am
November 19, 2014
Outstate GOP lawmakers to head key committees
ST. PAUL -- Rural Minnesota will have a lot more clout in the state Legislature next year. The new Republican majority in the state House of Representatives announced a leadership team Tuesday that has outstate lawmakers chairing three-fifths of the chamber’s reorganized committees. “I’m...
November 19, 2014 - 8:02am
November 18, 2014
Keystone XL pipeline bill dies in Senate
A bill to force approval of the Keystone XL pipeline failed in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, sparing President Barack Obama from an expected veto of legislation that several fellow Democrats supported. The measure fell just short of the 60 votes needed for passage, despite frantic last-minute...
November 18, 2014 - 8:51pm
U.S. Senate heads for vote on Keystone XL pipeline
Backers of the Keystone XL oil pipeline hope a vote in the U.S. Senate late on Tuesday will send a bill clearing the way for the controversial project to President Barack Obama. With the chamber apparently one vote short of ensuring the bill could overcome procedural obstacles, supporters...
November 18, 2014 - 10:15am
Former congressman was moderate master of budget, tax and trade
ST. PAUL -- Former U.S. Rep. Bill Frenzel, a St. Paul native who became an internationally known master of the arcane world of budget, tax and trade policies, died Monday after a months-long battle with cancer. He was 86. He passed away peacefully with his family at his side at...
November 18, 2014 - 9:15am