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2016 Ryder Cup Pitch Comes Up Short With Minnesota Officials

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The 2016 Ryder Cup was awarded to the Hazeltine National Golf Club near Minneapolis years ago, however its promoters quietly tried to wedge money into Minnesota’s new state budget for logistical assistance and sponsorships of the event. 671 more words


Reality Check: Gov. Mark Dayton Faces Criticism For Cabinet Raises

ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — DFL Governor Mark Dayton is not backing down from criticism over huge pay hikes he gave his Cabinet.

He says Minnesota’s top officials make less than other states. 280 more words


GOP Calls Dayton ‘Out Of Touch’ Following Cabinet Pay Hike

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Gov. Mark Dayton passed out huge pay hikes Wednesday to his Cabinet, ignoring critics who called him “out of touch” with average Minnesotans. 268 more words


Dayton Decision On Cabinet Pay Raises Due This Week

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The one-day window for Gov. Mark Dayton to raise the pay of state agency commissioners arrives on Wednesday.

Dayton signaled Monday he will raise salaries as a tool to attract and retain top-notch managers. 124 more words


Historic Confederate Flag In Minnesota Also Once Caused Debate

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The governor of South Carolina made a decision Monday that got the nation’s attention.

Gov. Nikki Haley called for the confederate flag to be moved from its post in front of the state house. 356 more words


Minneapolis AME Church Remembers Charleston Tragedy

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Charleston is more than 1,300 miles from the Twin Cities, but last week’s tragedy is still personal to some Minnesotans.

And some of them gathered Sunday at a local African Methodist Episcopal Church… 286 more words


Despite Ruling, Minnesota Sex Offenders Remain In Limbo

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Despite a sternly worded ruling from a federal judge that many of Minnesota’s sex offenders who’ve served their sentences could be long overdue for release, they’re likely to spend many more months — maybe even years — in the state’s civil commitment program. 107 more words