House negotiators rejected the Senate’s $9.50 offer last night, in part because its application would have been restricted to big businesses.Read More »
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Discussions about the repeal of new taxes, a bonding bill and a proposed increase to the state minimum wage seem destined to take center stage this spring.
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The statewide straw poll contest gave the most enthusiastic party members just their second opportunity to voice an opinion in either contest.
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Seifert, who joined the gubernatorial contest in late November, nabbed 28 percent of the precinct vote to lead all comers.
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Leitz detailed efforts aimed at addressing website glitches, with a team of experts from IBM working on-site over the last two weeks.
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A recent KARE-11 report about the secretive use of cellphone tracking devices by Minnesota law enforcement agencies has sparked calls for hearings from lawmakers and outraged open-government advocates.
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Dayton said the existing "operational problems" worry him, and are the kind of hitches that should have been worked out some time ago.
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