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Dayton Calls For Statewide Plan To Synchronize Traffic Lights

ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is asking state lawmakers to fund a statewide plan to synchronize traffic lights to ease congestion. 288 more words


Rep. Joyce Peppin Talks Transportation Plan, Budget Priorities

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — State lawmakers will have a lot of ground to cover when they return from Easter break.

Along with the first $40 billion budget in Minnesota history, a long term transportation plan is also getting a lot of attention. 389 more words


Governor Dayton targets felony-level punishments for poachers

With poachers making headlines recently, Gov. Mark Dayton is calling for reform targeting harsher penalties for those who break state hunting and fishing laws.

“The recently reported instances of wanton and wasteful poaching in Minnesota should offend the sensibilities of all ethical and law-abiding hunters and anglers,” Dayton said in a 

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Costs Of Major Minnesota Capitol Renovation Creeping Up

ST. PAUL (WCCO) – A major renovation of the State Capitol could go at least $30 million dollars over budget.

That’s after workers who were removing parts of the century-old building discovered more damage than expected. 207 more words


Dayton Calls For Felony-Level Penalties Against Poachers

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton called Friday for cracking down on poachers with tougher criminal penalties and longer revocations of their hunting and fishing privileges, a response to several recent incidents including the illegal killing of two bull elk in northwestern Minnesota this week. 430 more words


Senate Democrats Stress Education, Reserves In Budget Plan

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Senate Democrats produced a two-year budget outline Friday that would commit $555 million more for education programs and sock $250 million extra into state reserves, a framework that lands them between the ambitions of Gov. 497 more words