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Control Of Minnesota House, Senate Up For Grabs In Upcoming Election

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – This fall, all 201 legislators in Minnesota are up for re-election.

The fight for control of the state House and Senate will largely center on a handful of rural districts. 40 more words

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State Democrats Unveil Ambitious To-Do List For Rural Minnesotans

ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — Democrats in the State House Tuesday unveiled an ambitious “to do” list for rural Minnesota.

They say they’re prepared to use up to $400 million from the state’s huge budget surplus to start focusing on what they say are specific issues that are having a tremendous impact on rural Minnesota, and that Twin Cities residents might not even think about. 148 more words

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Lawmakers Meet To Discuss Possible Special Session Items

ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — Minnesota lawmakers Thursday started work on fixing a problem with state driver’s licenses that could someday keep Minnesotans from boarding commercial airliners. 278 more words

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Gov. Dayton Wants Special Session Answers Next Week

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton has asked legislative leaders to make a final call by the end of next week on whether to hold a special session, he told The Associated Press in a Thursday interview. 341 more words

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Lawmakers Debate Special Session To Discuss Disparities Among Black Community

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota’s lawmakers and community leaders are brainstorming how to aid their state’s hurting black community in a possible special session, though some acknowledge the issues may prove too weighty to take on in a one-day legislative blitz. 591 more words

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Democratic Sen. Goodwin Won't Seek Re-Election In 2016

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A showdown among two Minnesota House members took shape Friday, as a suburban state senator declared she wouldn’t seek re-election next year. 198 more words

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Sandra Peterson, Former State Rep. & Union Leader, Dead At 79

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former State Rep. Sandra Peterson, who helped guide the merger of Minnesota’s two largest teachers’ unions, has died. She was 79.

A statement from Education Minnesota says Peterson died at a Minneapolis hospital Saturday after a four-year battle with ovarian cancer. 105 more words

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