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Minn. Lawmakers Recruit Big-Time Sporting Events

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — It takes easing up on a few laws to bring big-time sporting events to the Twin Cities, and Minnesota legislators are relaxing statutes where they can to make that happen. 389 more words


Key Lawmaker: Medical Marijuana Talks At Stalemate

ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO/AP) — A key Minnesota lawmaker said Tuesday she doesn’t see a path forward for legalizing medical marijuana after talks with law enforcement hit a standstill. 389 more words


Talking Points: What To Do With The $1.23B Surplus?

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota lawmakers have the kind of problem on their hands that, at first glance, would appear to be a good thing.

Friday the state announced a surprising $1.23 billion surplus. 267 more words


Surplus Pleases DFL, But Different Priorities Show

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Democrats who control Minnesota’s House and Senate agree a $1.2 billion surplus is likely to make for an easier legislative session, but there’s not agreement yet on how much to spend, save or rebate to taxpayers. 107 more words