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Dayton Questions Rising Cost Of Southwest LRT Project

ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — Gov. Mark Dayton said Monday that he’s “shocked and appalled” to learn that the Metropolitan Council raised its estimate for the Southwest Light Rail Transit Project by $341 million for a total budget of nearly $2 billion. 130 more words


National Guard Troops Mobilized In Fight Against Avian Flu

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – National Guard soldiers have been called to help euthanize birds as part of the effort to stem the spread of avian flu in Minnesota. 109 more words


Education Spending Bill Passes House, Heads To Senate

ST. PAUL (WCCO) — A highly contentious debate over education issues kept state lawmakers working through the weekend.

House Republicans today passed a bill that would put an extra $157 million toward early education. 92 more words


House Approves Transgender Student Bathroom Restrictions

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota House wants to restrict transgender students’ access to school locker rooms and bathrooms.

Minority Democrats objected fiercely to a Republican move to include the provision in an education budget bill Saturday. 118 more words


Republicans Debating $67M Cut From State Operations

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The Minnesota House is debating a Republican bill to put the brakes on spending for state government operations.

Despite a sharp warning from Democratic Gov. 204 more words


Lawmakers Drawing Up Contingency Funding Plans For Bird Flu

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) —  Top Minnesota lawmakers said Friday they’re developing contingency plans that would allow state agencies to more easily access emergency response dollars if the spread of avian influenza intensifies in the nation’s leading turkey producing state. 255 more words


Gun-Weary Senate Makes Surprise Turn To Legalize Silencers

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota’s Senate added language to a bill Thursday that would legalize gun silencers — a surprise development as majority Democrats had shown little interest in changing the state’s gun laws and a direct challenge to Gov. 499 more words