Federal Road Funds Delayed As Dayton And Lawmakers Disagree On Project Impact

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton blames state House Republicans for blocking $105 million in federal highway funds, but the House transportation chairman said the governor’s key aides said there would be no harm in delaying the money. The Democratic governor said on Wednesday, Oct. 26, that road and bridge projects in 28 communities across the state…
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Legislative Election History May Mean Little This Year In Minnesota

Look at history and it would appear Democrats will control the Minnesota Legislature next year. After all, Democrats have won control of the Senate in every presidential election year since 1992. And House Democrats came out on top in four of the six most recent presidential years. Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party voters have a tradition of turning…
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Presidential Candidates ‘Don’t Have Understanding Of Rural America’

The two major presidential candidates appear to agree on something. Hillary Clinton: “America’s rural communities lie at the heart of what makes this country great.” Donald Trump: “Growing our farm sector and supporting our nation’s farmers are absolutely critical steps to making America great again.” The two short quotes from Democrat Clinton and Republican Trump…
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Trump, Clinton Differences On Rural Policies Evident With Stances On Regulations

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton do not talk much about rural issues on the campaign trail, but there is plenty of evidence showing they differ greatly on the subject. Trump generally buys into traditional Republican ideas and Clinton embraces Democratic principles. And perhaps nothing illustrates the contrast better than how they stand on federal government…
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Bad Marble Replaced As Minnesota Capitol Renovation Winds Down

Workers have replaced nearly 6,000 deteriorated marble pieces on the Minnesota Capitol building’s outside walls as part of a comprehensive $310 million inside and outside renovation project. They also made about 20,000 other repairs to the exterior. The marble work wrapped up in the past week when the final new marble piece was placed in…
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