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Pipe dreams come true: Lewis & Clark gets its funding as session winds down

May 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — Pipe dreams expressed early in the 2014 Minnesota legislative session gave way to pipelines as it neared an end Friday night.
The House adjourned for the year at 8:59 p.m. Friday, with the Senate to follow after it finished debating a b…continue reading on dglobe.com

Minnesota Legislature OKs medical marijuana bill

May 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

CHRISTOPHER
SNOWBECK
St. Paul Pioneer Press

ST. PAUL — Minnesota is on the cusp of joining more than 20 states in legalizing medical marijuana.
The state Senate voted 46-16 on Friday for a bill that would provide cannabis in the form of liqui…continue reading on dglobe.com

Lawmakers add more money for construction; taxes down slightly

May 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — Public construction projects across the state will receive more than $1 billion while some Minnesotans’ property taxes will fall slightly after legislators wrapped up two key bills Friday.
When Gov. Mark Dayton signs the measure, whic…continue reading on dglobe.com

Medical marijuana compromise brings tears of happiness

May 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — Angie Weaver shed tears, again.
“This means the world to our family,” the Hibbing mother said between tears of joy Thursday, hoping her daughter will be able to use marijuana extracts to ease up to 50 seizures she has a day. “This…continue reading on dglobe.com

OUR VIEW: Don’t spend our money to send legislators to political events

May 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

When South Dakota legislators attend the committee or board meetings of a nationwide, nonpartisan association of lawmakers from across the country, it’s reasonable to pay the legislators’ expenses with the public’s money.

When legislators attend p…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Minnesota oil safety provisions avoid pipelines

May 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — Minnesota lawmakers are on the verge of considering a bill that would help prevent oil train disasters and respond better if they occur, but the bill includes nothing about pipeline safety.

That does not set well with Gov. Mark Dayton…continue reading on dglobe.com

Bonding bill due in house, but GOP balks

May 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — The Minnesota House expects to debate a public works funding bill today without a controversial house fire sprinkler provision and with partial funding for a southwest Minnesota water project, but possibly without enough Republican suppo…continue reading on dglobe.com

Water system a symbol of bonding debate

May 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — Southwest Minnesota’s long-awaited water project has become the poster child for those who say the legislative public works funding process is flawed.

Republicans in the House Ways and Means Committee Tuesday said that the need for …continue reading on dglobe.com

OUR VIEW: Outsider’s viewproves usefulfor city leaders

May 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

Sometimes it takes an outsider to really see things as they are within an organization.

We were reminded of that Friday when a group of South Dakota State University landscape and architecture students issued their recommendations for the city of …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

OUR VIEW: Outsider’s viewproves usefulfor city leaders

May 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

Sometimes it takes an outsider to really see things as they are within an organization.

We were reminded of that Friday when a group of South Dakota State University landscape and architecture students issued their recommendations for the city of …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com