Iron Rangers Draw Hope From Obama Aide Visit

Hope. That is what Minnesota Iron Range workers and state politicians said they have as the White House considers what it can do to save the steel industry. Gov. Mark Dayton said that President Barack Obama’s chief of staff, Minnesota native Denis McDonough, gave no indication when Minnesota officials may hear what action, if any,…
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Dayton: Updating IDs Important Enough For Special Session

Enhancing Minnesota driver’s licenses is important enough to warrant a special legislative session, even if nothing else is on the agenda, Gov. Mark Dayton told reporters Wednesday. In a letter from federal officials that Dayton received Tuesday, he learned that the federal Department of Homeland Security would no longer allow Minnesotans access to federal buildings…
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A Sad (sports) Day For Governor

Wednesday was not a good day for Gov. Mark Dayton, and it had nothing to do with politics. The Democratic governor made a bet on Dec. 10 with Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey over three professional sports games with teams from the two states over that weekend. All three were in Arizona, and the Minnesota teams…
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Minnesotans Need New IDs Or May Be Grounded

Minnesota violates federal identification card rules, and Minnesotans needing an ID to get into some federal facilities may be out of luck. Within days, the federal government is expected to announce when the updated IDs will be needed to board airliners. If state law does not change by then, Minnesotans would be grounded. Federal Department…
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Minnesota Population Up Slightly, But Changes Coming

Minnesota’s population continued a slight uptick in the past year, but thousands continue to leave for other states and the day when senior citizens outnumber students draws close. Immigrants from other countries helped fuel the increase. Minnesota grew somewhat slower than the national average in the past year, but three times faster than Midwestern states…
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