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Franken reacts to Senate health care bill; Pride and the police in Minneapolis


Published: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500
Summary: Sen. Al Franken reacts to Senate health care bill; Pride and the police in Minneapolis..


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Gov. Dayton meets with black leaders; the Legislature wants state agencies to file a lot of reports


Published: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500
Summary: Gov. Dayton meets with black leaders; the Legislature wants state agencies to file a lot of reports..


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Investigators release dash cam video of the Philando Castile shooting


Published: Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500
Summary: Investigators release dash cam video of the Philando Castile shooting..


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A national leader tries to rally Minnesota Democrats; the state is set to release information from the Yanez investigation


Published: Tue, 20 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500
Summary: A national leader tries to rally Minnesota Democrats; the state is set to release information from the Yanez investigation..


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Protests after the Yanez verdict; wood products industry takes another hit


Published: Mon, 19 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500
Summary: Protests after the Yanez verdict; wood products industry takes another hit..


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The contest for the DFL endorsement in the St. Paul mayor's race


Published: Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500
Summary: The contest for the DFL endorsement in the St. Paul mayor's race..


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Reaction to the shooting near Washington; Lt. Gov. Smith heads to Cuba


Published: Thu, 15 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500
Summary: Reaction to shooting near Washington; Lt. Gov. Tina Smith is headed on a trade trip to Cuba..


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The Legislature sues the governor over his line item vetoes


Published: Wed, 14 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500
Summary: The Legislature's lawsuit against Gov. Dayton and what's at stake...


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Dayton and legislative leaders to meet; more trouble with ticks


Published: Tue, 13 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500
Summary: The governor meets with legislative leaders as a lawsuit looms..


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Yanez trial nears close; St. Louis River cleanup not in President Trump's budget


Published: Mon, 12 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500
Summary: Yanez trial nears close; St. Louis River cleanup not in President Trump's budget..


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The legal issues involved in Gov. Dayton's veto of money for the Legislature


Published: Thu, 08 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500
Summary: The legal issues in the funding dispute between the governor and Legislature..


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Debate over pipeline replacement; Minneapolis minimum wage


Published: Wed, 07 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500
Summary: The debate over a pipeline in northern Minnesota and the minimum wage in Minneapolis..


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A lawsuit over legislative pay; reflecting on the sculpture garden controversy


Published: Tue, 06 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500
Summary: A lawsuit over legislative pay; reflecting on the sculpture garden controversy..


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Dayton and Daudt on the governor's line-item veto


Published: Fri, 02 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500
Summary: Two interviews on what happened at the Capitol this week. One with Gov. Mark Dayton, the other with House Speaker Kurt Daudt..


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Legal questions over Gov. Dayton's actions and some of the Legislature's


Published: Thu, 01 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500
Summary: Legal questions over Governor Dayton's line item veto and over what the Legislature did..


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Gov. Dayton signs budget bills but zeros out money for the Legislature


Published: Wed, 31 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500
Summary: Gov. Dayton signs budget bills but shorts the Legislature; art draws a backlash at the Walker sculpture garden..


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Special session begins with broad agreement on major parts of the state budget


Published: Tue, 23 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500
Summary: A special session to finish the budget; and a look at some of the items that passed in the closing hours of the regular session..


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An update as the session enters its final day


Published: Mon, 22 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500
Summary: The Legislature hits the final day of its session with a lot left to be done...


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Time is running out to reach an agreement at the Capitol


Published: Fri, 19 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500
Summary: Time is running low to reach an agreement at the Capitol..


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A setback in budget talks at the Capitol; Klobuchar on the special counsel


Published: Thu, 18 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500
Summary: A setback in budget talks at the Capitol; Klobuchar on the Russia investigation..


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Some progress at the Capitol; the higher ed budget


Published: Wed, 17 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500
Summary: Some progress at the Capitol; a closer look at the higher education budget..


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Negotiations start over at the Capitol; Forest Lake keeps its police department


Published: Tue, 16 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500
Summary: Back to the drawing board at the state Capitol; Forest Lake will keep its police department..


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Budget blowup at the Capitol; students ask David Stras questions


Published: Wed, 10 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500
Summary: Budget negotiations break down at the Capitol; students question Supreme Court justices..


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Days grow short at Capitol; Mississippi River is the site of governor's fishing opener


Published: Mon, 08 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500
Summary: Two weeks to go at the Capitol; the governor's fishing opener shines the spotlight on the Mississippi River..


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GOP legislators want to save a lot on public health programs; the future of the St. Paul mayor's race


Published: Wed, 03 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500
Summary: Republican lawmakers look to save hundreds of millions on health care programs; the impact of corruption allegations on the St. Paul mayor's race..


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Lobbyist talks about meeting with DaiThao; Edina poised to raise the legal age to buy tobacco


Published: Tue, 02 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500
Summary: A lobbyist speaks out about her allegations against a St. Paul council member; Edina is poised to raise the legal age to buy tobacco..


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An investigation involving a mayoral candidate in St. Paul; a new GOP state chair


Published: Mon, 01 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500
Summary: An investigation of a St. Paul mayoral candidate; a new chair for the state Republican Party..


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Another Republican announces for governor; some Minnesota businesses praise Trump tax plan


Published: Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500
Summary: Rep. Matt Dean announces a run for governor; some Minnesota businesses praise President Trump's tax plan..


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Squabbling over budget negotiations; man due to be sentenced for shooting people at a protest


Published: Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500
Summary: More squabbling over the budget at the Capitol; a man is due to be sentenced today for shooting people at a protest..


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House passes abortion bills; some Trump voters reflect on his first 100 days


Published: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500
Summary: The House passes two abortion bills; some people who supported Donald Trump in last year's election reflect on his first 100 days in office..


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Opiods take a deadly toll on Minnesota; artists worry about proposed cuts to the NEA


Published: Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500
Summary: Opioids took a deadly toll on Minnesota last year; artists worry about proposed cuts to the NEA..


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Preemption bill is one step closer to law; environmental research sparks a feud


Published: Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500
Summary: The senate passes a preemption bill; a feud at the Capitol over environmental research..


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Mixed message on the gas tax from the Dayton administration


Published: Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500
Summary: Disagreements on transportation inside the Dayton administration..


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Lawmakers back at Capitol


Published: Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500
Summary: Some Minnesota members of Congress speak during the recess; back to work at the state Capitol..


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The race for Minnesota attorney general; concern about the future of Obamacare


Published: Tue, 18 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500
Summary: The race for Minnesota attorney general shapes up; worries about health care continue..


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Policast for Mar. 14, 2014


Published: Fri, 14 Mar 2014 00:00:00 CDT
Summary: Gov. Dayton says medical marijuana will be tough to pass this year; changes to the sex offender program appear dead; the EPA weighs in on PolyMet..


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Policast for Mar. 13, 2014


Published: Thu, 13 Mar 2014 00:00:00 CDT
Summary: Erik Paulsen gets a challenger; MNsure's budget has a hole; who should pay for rural broadband?..


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Policast for Mar. 11, 2014


Published: Tue, 11 Mar 2014 00:00:00 CDT
Summary: Medical marijuana bill hits a major snag; HMOs are sitting on big reserves; a tweet and an apology..


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Policast for Mar. 10, 2014


Published: Mon, 10 Mar 2014 00:00:00 CDT
Summary: Gay marriage vote costs another GOP lawmaker party backing; another lawmaker in trouble over a tweet; technology to clean up after PolyMet..


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Policast for Mar. 7, 2014


Published: Fri, 07 Mar 2014 00:00:00 CST
Summary: The state House passes tax cuts; a push for bonding money for housing; the minimum wage and jobs..


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Policast for Mar. 6, 2014


Published: Thu, 06 Mar 2014 00:00:00 CST
Summary: Supporters of Sunday liquor sales hedge their bets; it's thumbs down from Minneapolis on the shallow tunnel LRT route; the tax debate at the state Capitol..


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Policast for Mar. 5, 2014


Published: Wed, 05 Mar 2014 00:00:00 CST
Summary: A house panel approves legalized medical marijuana; fire departments review crude oil train safety plans; the governor's unsession agenda..


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Policast for Mar. 4, 2014


Published: Tue, 04 Mar 2014 00:00:00 CST
Summary: Cold weather causes heating bills to spike; companies competing to fix MNsure; students rally for anti-bullying bill..


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Policast for Mar. 3, 2014


Published: Mon, 03 Mar 2014 00:00:00 CST
Summary: The latest from the Legislature; Minneapolis teachers reach a tentative contract deal; marijuana and medicine..


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Policast for Feb. 28, 2014


Published: Fri, 28 Feb 2014 00:00:00 CST
Summary: The state budget surplus has grown; House Democrats rush to cut taxes; the tea party celebrates five years..


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Policast for Feb. 27, 2014


Published: Thu, 27 Feb 2014 00:00:00 CST
Summary: President Obama pitches his transportation plan in St. Paul; Marty Seifert chooses a running mate; the debate over e-cigarettes..


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Policast for Feb. 26, 2014


Published: Wed, 26 Feb 2014 00:00:00 CST
Summary: The politics of President Obama's visit; legislative session gets off to a fast start; should a chemical in some soap be banned?..


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Policast for Feb. 25, 2014


Published: Tue, 25 Feb 2014 00:00:00 CST
Summary: Lawmakers return to the Capitol with a crowded agenda; St. Paul teachers get a raise and some changes in the classroom; Al Franken's "stealth campaign" against Comcast..


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Policast for Feb. 24, 2014


Published: Mon, 24 Feb 2014 00:00:00 CST
Summary: President Obama is coming to St. Paul; some changes in the state House Republican make up; public benefit corporations to get a hearing during the session..


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Policast for Feb. 21, 2014


Published: Fri, 21 Feb 2014 00:00:00 CST
Summary: Federal judge warns lawmakers on the sex offender program; medical marijuana supporters working on compromise bill; Mike McFadden pushes back against criticism that he won't talk issues..


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