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Now Comes Time For Compromise At Minnesota Capitol

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota lawmakers aimed to put the finishing touches on their wildly different plans for a $900 million budget surplus Thursday with adjournment looming in less than a month. 473 more words

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$11M Needed To Repair MN Capitol Parking Ramp

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — State officials say they need nearly $11 million to repair a busy parking ramp near the Minnesota Capitol.

The cable supports of the Centennial Parking Ramp are deteriorating, so crews have been working to shore up concrete support beams. 53 more words

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Minnesota Senate GOP Says They're Staying In Old Digs

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota’s Senate Republicans have decided against moving into a new office building for at least another year, their leader said Thursday. 476 more words

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Inaccurate, 'offensive' art – and whether it should be in Minnesota's Capitol

There are 148 pieces of artwork in Minnesota’s Capitol.

Among those are paintings that depict Native Americans in a way that groups say is inaccurate or offensive, and the subject of violence – so… 399 more words

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GOP Senators Might Stay In Old State Capitol Quarters

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Thought the dust was starting to settle on the political feud over Minnesota’s new Senate Office Building? Think again.

Senate Minority Leader David Hann hinted last week that his members wouldn’t automatically lug their desks, chairs and office plants next year into the new $90 million legislative building erected over GOP objections. 390 more words

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Native American Paintings Get Hard Look Amid Capitol Repairs

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A group of lawmakers and experts guiding the state Capitol’s renovation is discussing how to overhaul the building’s art collection that some believe unfairly depicts Native Americans. 115 more words

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Fan of the Pack: Rach Eggert

Meet Rach Eggert. She always has a smile on her face, and she has quite the full plate; from working at the Minnesota State Capitol to attending countless Minnesota sports games, Eggert never seems to have a dull moment. 205 more words

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