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Super Bowl benefits outweigh NFL’s demands, Dayton says

June 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton said Tuesday that the requests the NFL makes of Super Bowl host cities are “way overboard” but that those issues are outweighed by the benefits of bringing the game to town.

“I don’t think anybody needs free b…continue reading on dglobe.com

Republicans look for an opening

May 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — Minnesota Republicans are looking for any opportunity to get a foothold in a state government dominated by Democrats.

Sen. Scott Newman announced Thursday that he is seeking to upset two-term Democratic Attorney General Lori Swanson a…continue reading on dglobe.com

MN legislative session ended on personal note

May 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — Minnesota state Sen. Kent Eken fought for years to increase pay for those who care for the elderly and disabled, but as state legislators wound down their 2014 session, he made it personal.

“I had a brother who was intellectually di…continue reading on dglobe.com

MN legislative session ended on personal note

May 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — Minnesota state Sen. Kent Eken fought for years to increase pay for those who care for the elderly and disabled, but as state legislators wound down their 2014 session, he made it personal.

“I had a brother who was intellectually di…continue reading on dglobe.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.

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Minnesotan’s research could help save Galapagos finches

May 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

DULUTH — A hummingbird in a person’s hand was the ripple that started the wave that overcame a Duluth schoolgirl named Sarah Knutie and set her on the path to becoming a biologist.

“As cheesy as it sounds, it was the first time I went to Haw…continue reading on dglobe.com

Minnesota second, Wisconsin third for bike-friendly states

May 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

Minnesota ranks second and Wisconsin third among the most bike-friendly states in the U.S., according to the League of American Bicyclists.

Only Washington ranked higher for having better trails, laws, promotion of and participation in bicycling.
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Court delays action in environmental suit against 3M

April 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Supreme Court has delayed action involving the state’s lawsuit accusing 3M Co. of damaging the environment.

The court, asked to decide whether the state’s legal firm should be disqualified, kicked that decision back …continue reading on dglobe.com

Minnesota HIV cases show slight decline

April 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — The annual tally of new HIV cases in Minnesota dropped slightly last year, the state health department reported Wednesday.

The state tabulated 301 new cases during 2013, down 4 percent from 314 new cases the previous year.
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Petition calls for two-year frac sand ban; Dayton won’t go it alone

April 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

RED WING — A group of Minnesota residents drove to the state Capitol Tuesday to deliver a petition calling for a ban on silica sand mining in southeast Minnesota, but Gov. Mark Dayton said he wouldn’t act without the Legislature.

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