Obama Pledges To Fight Steel Dumping

President Barack Obama promises to increase American resistance to the dumping of cheap Chinese steel, blamed for costing 12,000 workers their jobs, 2,000 in Minnesota alone. But ending Chinese steel imports will not happen, Obama told Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton Monday. “What is possible is making sure everyone is playing on a level playing field…
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Political Chatter: Will Super Tuesday Be Super In Minnesota?

Minnesota joins Super Tuesday this year, but the question is whether the day will be super for any of the presidential candidates. It has not always been. Super Tuesday, March 1 this year, is the day when several states hold primaries or caucuses, in part to pick delegates to the two major parties’ national conventions.…
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Buffer Maps Coming By July 1, But Plenty Of Questions Remain

Minnesota landowners are to have access to maps showing where they need to install buffer strips by July 1, but questions, distrust and clarifications remain. The Minnesota Legislative Water Commission on Thursday heard that preliminary maps are to be available online this summer, with landowners able to zoom in on their properties. That information should…
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Dayton To Lobby Obama Over Steel Dumping

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton plans to recruit fellow governors this weekend to help convince the president to fight the dumping of foreign cheap steel in this country. “We are going to push on the issue of restricting foreign steel imports,” Dayton told reporters Wednesday shortly after talking to Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad about the issue.…
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Klobuchar: ‘Love My Job,’ Not Seeking Justice Position

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar says she has a job, which includes vetting any U.S. Supreme Court nominee, and is not seeking a position herself on the high court. Her Senate Judiciary Committee post is important as the president and Senate work to replace Justice Antonin Scalia, who died during the weekend at 79, the Minnesota…
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