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Lawmaker accuses PolyMet of being a shell

February 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — A southwest Minnesota legislator claims the company proposing a northeastern copper-nickel mine is a shell corporation that does not have enough financial assets to assure that environmental problems it leaves could be cleaned up.
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Congress to investigate rail safety

February 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House and Senate plan separate hearings on railroad safety after a series of derailments produced a flood of safety concerns.
A Senate committee plans a Thursday hearing, while one in the House will be Feb. 26.
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Dayton says GOP plan could kill stadium

May 2, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Republican leaders and Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton plan to discuss a new GOP-written Vikings stadium proposal this afternoon, but the governor did not wait until then to say the idea could kill any chances of a stadium being approved. Continue Reading

Judges tweak MN congressional districts

February 22, 2012 in DL-Online

Minnesota’s best-known U.S. House member will seek re-election in a district where she does not live and its top-ranking federal representative will run in slightly less friendly territory after a five-judge panel on Tuesday redrew congressional district lines. Continue Reading

Senate leader open to special session

February 22, 2012 in DL-Online

A deal between Minneapolis officials and the Minnesota Vikings is expected any day, but the Senate’s leader said if a stadium construction plan does not progress fast enough that he could see a special legislative session on the issue. Continue Reading

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Minnesota Political Notebook: Feds support anti-synthetic drug legislation

October 8, 2011 in INFORUM

ST. PAUL – The federal Justice Department agrees with Sen. Amy Klobuchar that Congress should ban synthetic drugs that pose threats to Americans. Continue Reading

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Minnesota Political Notebook: Kline says debt panel needs to succeed

October 1, 2011 in INFORUM

ST. PAUL – U.S. Rep. John Kline says a committee looking into how to deal with the national debt has no choice but to find a solution. Continue Reading

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Minnesota Political Notebook: Bakk rejects requests for congressional run

August 27, 2011 in INFORUM

ST. PAUL – Tom Bakk says he prefers working in the Minnesota Senate, and has turned down requests that he challenge rookie U.S. Rep. Chip Cravaack in next year’s election. Continue Reading

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Minnesota Political Notebook: Greater Minnesota mayors pledge leadership

August 13, 2011 in INFORUM

St. Paul – City leaders from across Minnesota say they will not allow state financial problems to stop their communities from growing. Continue Reading

CAPITOL CHATTER: Win on principals, or just win? It’s a political debate

August 8, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Political activists in both major parties are divided over whether candidates should be pure or electable. Continue Reading