‘Show Them The Way Where There Does Not Seem To Be A Way’

Storms are in the forecast. While that is the St. Paul weather outlook, it also could be expected under the Capitol dome starting Monday, May 15, when state budget negotiations could resume. Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and Republicans who control the Legislature have deep divisions as they begin their final full week of the 2017…
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Chatter: Crane Coming Down, Capitol About Ready

A massive crane on the Minnesota Capitol’s north side is to come down in the next few days. The crane’s disappearance symbolizes the end of several years of Capitol renovation at a price tag of $310 million. The day probably comes none too soon for Gov. Mark Dayton, who more than once has been critical…
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Rural GOP Says Dayton Wages ‘War On Agriculture’

Rural Republican lawmakers say Minnesota’s governor is waging a war on agriculture. Many farm groups also object to some of Gov. Mark Dayton’s stances, although may not use language that strong. A coalition of 18 farm groups and 10 county commissioners on Thursday, May 11, sent the governor and lawmakers a letter saying a Dayton…
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Governor Candidate Johnson To Focus On Greater Minnesota

Voters around greater Minnesota can expect to see a lot of Jeff Johnson. The 50-year-old Hennepin County commissioner and Detroit Lakes native launched his second Republican bid for governor Wednesday saying that the area outside the Twin Cities is critical. “My focus will be heavily greater Minnesota again,” he said, remembering his 2014 campaign. “That…
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Legislature Slows Budget Work As Senator Heads To Ill Father

Work on the Minnesota state budget slowed Wednesday to allow a senator to be with her dying father. House members pressed ahead, passing a tax-cut bill and another funding transportation. Budget negotiations between the Republican-controlled Legislature and Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton stopped after the GOP began pushing their budget bills to full House and Senate…
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