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GOP Led Push For Pricier Furnishings In Remodeled Capitol

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — In restoring Minnesota’s Capitol to its old glory, renovators planned to spend $4.5 million on furniture and decorative finishing touches on the inside. 733 more words


Budget Bill Removes Disclosure For Bringing Guns To Capitol

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesotans with gun permits could carry a gun onto state Capitol grounds without tipping off the state under a House budget bill. 121 more words


23 Pairs Of Empty Boots: A Reminder Of Military Suicides

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – If you visit the Minnesota Capitol this week, you will see a poignant reminder of the devastating problem of military suicides.

Local veterans have places 23 pairs of boots on the Capitol steps to symbolize the number of active duty troops and veterans who take their lives each day. 307 more words


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