Chatter: Dayton Says Clean Water Tops Light Rail Politics

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says he plans to campaign for clean water in coming months instead of against Republicans he blamed for torpedoing a special legislative session over a southwestern Twin Cities light rail proposal. The Democratic governor has been very strong in his statements against Republican opposition to the rail project, which he says…
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Mom Urges Drivers Not To Drink

Erica Bodell still cannot talk without crying about an accident that injured her three children, but said it is important to urge people not to drink and drive. “We could all have easily died that day,” Bodell said Thursday as she joined the Minnesota Public Safety Department in urging drivers not to drink. “Someone else’s…
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Forget The Special Session

Farmers can forget about tax breaks to lighten their burden in funding new schools. Drivers on some of Minnesota’s most dangerous highways will not see immediate safety improvements. New state aid cities expected is not coming. Those are three of many issues impacted as Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders failed to agree on…
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Some U.S. House Races In National Spotlight

Two, perhaps three, of Minnesota’s eight congressional races will attract plenty of national attention as control of the U.S. House is at stake in November. Well-known Republican Jason Lewis’ win in the 2nd Congressional District, in the southern Twin Cities and to the south, guaranteed that region will be in the spotlight as he takes…
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Key Primary Race Returns

Six of eight Minnesota U.S. House districts featured contests for at least one party in Tuesday’s primary election. In each party, the voters’ top pick moves on to the Nov. 8 general election. For state Supreme Court, the top two vote-getters will be on the Nov. 8 ballot. Nearly every precinct has reported, but vote…
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