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Ridebooking, Insurance Companies Say They Have Safety Deal

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A fight at the Capitol over proposed regulations for ridebooking companies appears to be cooling off.

Services like Uber and Lyft connect drivers with fare-paying riders through smartphone apps. 114 more words


Rules For Law Enforcement Drones Fly To Senate Floor

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A bill barring warrantless aerial drone use by Minnesota law enforcement except in certain emergency situations is headed to the Senate floor. 126 more words


Bill Allowing Gun Silencers Gathering Support At MN Capitol

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO/AP) – A bill that would allow silencers on guns is gaining support at the State Capitol.

Currently, the devices are banned in Minnesota, but the House Public Safety and Crime Prevention Committee passed a measure legalizing them. 92 more words


Legal Silencers, Other Expansions Stir Gun Debate Again

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — House lawmakers moved Thursday to legalize silencers and loosen the rules for bringing firearms onto the state Capitol grounds, reigniting debate over guns in Minnesota even as the leader of the Senate said he’d “like to stay out of the gun conversation” this year. 573 more words


Minnesota Lawmakers Want Columbus Statue Re-Engraved

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota Capitol mall statute honoring explorer Christopher Columbus is the target of new legislation that seeks to recast his role. 136 more words


Lawmaker Wants Bust Of Late Rod Grams In Minnesota Capitol

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Republican lawmaker wants to install a bust of former U.S. Sen. Rod Grams in the Minnesota Capitol.

Sen. Paul Gazelka of Nisswa’s bill is to be formally introduced Wednesday and would honor Grams, who died in 2013. 91 more words


Deal On Office Space Reached For Capitol Renovation

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A newly remodeled Minnesota Capitol will give the public more access to dining rooms, bathrooms, meeting space and even a classroom for orientations at the start of guided tours. 454 more words