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2 hrs ago | Star Tribune

DFL, GOP battle for position via cash

DFLers and Republicans are locked in a fierce fundraising battle as they enter a crucial and high-stakes phase in their quest for the governor's office and control of the Minnesota House.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Minnesota, Democrat, Minnesota Government, Mark Dayton, US Governors

6 hrs ago | Sydney Star Observer

Minnesota leads the way on anti LGBTI bullying, Australia lags behind

THE Governor of the US state of Minnesota recently signed into law an anti-bullying bill that specifically included provisions for LGBTI students across the public and private school systems.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Gay/Lesbian, Mark Dayton, US Governors

Tue Apr 15, 2014

St. Cloud Times

Annandale watches as lawmakers mull broadband funds

Annandale watches as lawmakers mull broadband funds on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/political-quarry/2014/04/15/annandale-mulls-broadband/7757825/ A Central Minnesota community will watch closely in coming weeks as state legislators decide whether to fund broadband Internet expansion in rural areas.

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Related Topix: Annandale, MN, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Internet Service Providers, Mark Dayton, US Governors

Jurist

Minnesota governor signs bill raising minimum wage

The law is incremental, raising the minimum wage on August 1 of each year before reaching $9.50 per hour in 2016.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Mark Dayton, US Governors, Alabama

Sunherald.com

Millions pumping through Minn. campaign stream

Candidates, political parties and independent groups gave a rundown Tuesday of their fundraising and spending for the first few months of the year.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Mark Dayton, US Governors

City Pages

Poll: Minnesotans remain split on same-sex marriage one year later

It's been seven months since Margaret Miles and Cathy ten Broeke said, "I do, " becoming the first same-sex married couple in Minnesota.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, Wedding, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Minnesota Government, Mark Dayton, US Governors

St. Cloud Times

Franken has $5.9 million in campaign fundsFranken has $5.9 million in ...

Franken has $5.9 million in campaign funds on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/news/local/minnesota/2014/04/15/franken-million-campaign-funds/7730219/ U.S. Sen. Al Franken raised $2.7 million during the first quarter of 2014 and now has $5.9 million banked for his re-election bid.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Al Franken, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Representative Rick Nolan, US House of Representatives, Collin Peterson, Mark Dayton, US Governors

The Brainerd Daily Dispatch

Dayton signs minimum wage increase bill into law

St. Paul - Minnesota's minimum wage will begin to climb this summer, and could keep climbing every year after that, now that Gov. Mark Dayton has signed a bill that includes automatic increases tied to inflation.

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Northland Press

Soupfest, Chili Cook-off rules relaxed with passing of bill

A bill has passed in both the House and the Senate that area lawmakers are calling a "common sense" approach to local chili cookoffs and soup festivals.

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Related Topix: Mark Dayton, US Governors, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Crosslake, MN, Brainerd, MN, Crosby, MN

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Star Tribune

Reform on sex offenders stalls in Minnesota Legislature

The pressure to overhaul a state sex offender treatment program that has been called "clearly broken" by a federal judge is mounting daily, but the Legislature may not act in time to prevent court intervention.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Mark Dayton, US Governors, US Supreme Court

St. Cloud Times

Dorholt: Timing of deal wasn't plannedDorholt: Timing of deal wasn't...

Dorholt: Timing of deal wasn't planned on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/news/local/2014/04/15/dorholt-timing-deal-planned/7726963/ Coincidence accounts for Minnesota Senate leaders acceding to the House position on a minimum-wage deal days after a House panel approved plans for an office building to house senators, Rep. Zachary Dorholt ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, St. Paul, MN, Mark Dayton, US Governors, St. Cloud, MN

WIZM-AM La Crosse

Group Sees No Negatives in Higher Minimum

Today, a higher minimum wage is set to become law in Minnesota. Governor Mark Dayton will sign the measure that increases the lowest wage for most workers to $9.50 an hour.

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USA Today

Minnesota joins states raising minimum wage

Tens of thousands of Minnesota workers have big raises coming their way, courtesy of a new minimum wage law that Gov. Mark Dayton signed Monday.

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Star Tribune

Seeking re-election as governor, Dayton reports having $733K in campaign account as of April 1

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton 's re-election campaign is off to a measured fundraising pace for the year, taking in about $189,000 from January through March.

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Star Tribune

Dayton signs historic minimum wage increase into law

With an insider's eye, Hot Dish tracks the tastiest bits of Minnesota's political scene and keep you up-to-date on those elected to serve you.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Minnesota Government, Mark Dayton, US Governors, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan

WebCPA

States Pursuing Taxes on Cash That U.S. Companies Stash Overseas

U.S. states are trying to capture corporate income taxes lost to offshore havens, wary of companies exploiting rules that let them channel cash abroad and weary of congressional inaction.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Small Business, Personal Finance, Winterport, ME

Sun Apr 13, 2014

KSTP

/Survey USA: Approval Ratings Might Challenge Democrats

Two of Minnesota's leading Democrats running for re-election in 2014 could find their relatively low approval ratings to be a challenge.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Al Franken, US News, US Senate, Minnesota, Democrat, 2012 Presidential Election, Minnesota Government, Al Franken

CBS Local

Gov. Dayton Prepared To Sign Minimum Wage Bill

Gov. Mark Dayton plans to sign the minimum wage bill into law on Monday, bringing one of the country's lowest rates to one of the highest in the nation.

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TwinCities

Minnesota Legislature: Avoid sneaky surprises this year: Pioneer Press editorial

State lawmakers should return from their Easter/Passover recess next week focused on an up-front end to the session -- and on avoiding a repeat of the unpleasant last-minute surprises and secret dealmaking that took place during the 2013 session's closing hours.

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TwinCities

Republicans endorse Tom Emmer to run for Bachmann's 6th District seat

Former state Rep. Tom Emmer easily won party backing Saturday, as expected, in his bid to replace Michele Bachmann in Congress from the state's 6th District.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Representative Michele Bachmann, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Democrat, Minnesota, Shoreview, MN, Anoka County, MN

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