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Senate GOP suggests breaking up Minneapolis school district

It’s not likely to pass, but an idea pitched at the Minnesota Capitol Thursday symbolizes the major parties’ different takes on how to help struggling schools. 240 more words


Senate OKs 8 Dayton Appointees, Leaves Big Names For Later

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A handful of Gov. Mark Dayton’s cabinet appointees are officially on the job.

The state Senate on Thursday quickly approved eight commissioners on Thursday. 102 more words


Senate Republicans Outbid Governor In Education Wish List

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Republicans in the Minnesota Senate want to spend more money on education than the state’s Democratic governor does.

Sen. Sean Nienow says the Republican proposal would total around $450 million in extra school funding over the next two years. 108 more words


Whist Player Behind Push To Change Minnesota Gambling Law

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — When Cal Stueve’s first-grade teacher asked him if he could count, he started at “two” and ended with “ace.”

Stueve hasn’t given up his love for playing cards in the five decades since. 437 more words


Bid To Open Polling Places Sooner Advances But Has Big Climb

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota’s first big run with no-excuse absentee voting has some lawmakers setting their sights on a more-expansive form of early balloting for future elections. 488 more words


On Body Cameras, Lawmakers Weigh Privacy Versus Transparency

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP/WCCO) — As more Minnesota law enforcement agencies gear up with body cameras, the Legislature is trying to set some ground rules. 253 more words


Rural Senate DFLers: Greater MN Workforce Needs Cash Boost

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Senate Democrats on Wednesday requested major new funding for broadband access, housing, career counseling services and public infrastructure in rural Minnesota, arguing the investment will keep young workers from leaving. 319 more words