Senators Plan Tours

A Minnesota Senate committee Tuesday begins its every-other-year state tour of proposed public works projects. The Senate Capitol Investment Committee, chaired by Sen. Keith Langseth of Glyndon, heads to places such as Hastings, Red Wing, Rochester, Austin, Albert Lea and Faribault for a three-day tour. Three other tours will take in other parts of the…
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Voting Aid Available

Better voting access for the disabled is supposed to be the result of a new federal grant, Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie said. Ritchie’s office will receive $365,000 to distribute to local governments to improve polling place accessibility. "Anyone who is eligible to vote should not have to confront accessibility hurdles at the polls…
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Pandemic Flu Not Predictable

Dr. Lynfield So far, Minnesota pandemic flu cases have centered on the Twin Cities, they typically have affected younger people and most cases have not been severe. But state health officials warn that the H1N1 “swine” flu outbreak expected this fall may be different and anyone could be affected. “We want the citizens to be…
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Web Site Provides Health Costs

Minnesotans can go to a Web site to get an idea about how much health-care providers charge for some services. A hundred of the most common health services are priced on the Minnesota Community Measurement Web site. The average prices are in addition to some quality ratings that have been on the site since 2004.…
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Kelliher, Seifert Top At Fair Booth

Two Minnesota representatives who want to be governor will be in the official Minnesota House booth at the State Fair more than anyone else. House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher, DFL-Minneapolis, plans four shifts, mostly during visitor-heavy weekends. Rep. Marty Seifert, R-Marshall, has three shifts scheduled. Rep. Paul Thissen, DFL-Minneapolis, was the only other governor candidate…
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