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The Capitol Note: Both parties expect bump from Obama visit

President Barack Obama during a 2012 visit to Minnesota. He'll be in the state beginning Thursday for public events and a fundraiser. (Staff photo: James Nord)

1) Democrats and Republicans are preparing for President Barack Obama’s visit to Minnesota on Thursday, Minnesota Public Radio reports. Obama, who will arrive on Thursday, will convene a by-invitation-only “town hall meeting” later that day and then attend a fundraiser for congressional ...

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The Capitol Note: Seifert to kick off campaign for governor Thursday

1.) Former House Minority Leader Marty Seifert is poised to jump into the gubernatorial race with a trio of events on Thursday. Seifert’s candidacy has been rumored in GOP circles for months, and the related chatter has only ramped up ...

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Dayton wants to temporarily suspend provisional release of sex offenders

Dayton has asked Department of Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson to suspend any provisional releases from the Minnesota Sex Offender Program until a special task force and legislators can address concerns about the constitutionality of potentially locking up offenders for life.

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GOP House members raise concerns over proposed transfer of sex offenders

**UPDATED** GOP Reps. Brian Johnson and Nick Zerwas are raising concerns about plans to transfer six civilly committed sex offenders to a facility in Cambridge. In a letter to Minnesota Department of Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson, the legislators questioned whether the plan will endanger the public.

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