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Committee makes no recommendations on guns at the Capitol

The Advisory Committee on Capitol Security used its second hearing to take public testimony on whether lawmakers should enforce tougher rules on carrying firearms in the Capitol. Nearly 30 people signed up to testify on the issue, many of them supporters of current state law that allows permit holders to carry guns in the building if they notify the Public Safety Department or Capitol Security.

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Prettner Solon mulling a run for the 8th CD?

Ever since Republican U.S. Rep. Chip Cravaack's stunning upset in the 8th Congressional District last fall, Minnesota politicos have been drafting a list of DFLers who could possibly win back the seat in 2012. A DFL source says Lieutenant Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon is considering a run.

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Dayton sworn in as Minnesota’s new governor

Mark Dayton was sworn in as Minnesota's 40th governor during a midday ceremony in St. Paul on Monday, becoming the first Democrat to hold the state's top elected office in two decades. The former U.S. Senator takes office with the state facing a $6.2 billion budget deficit and Republicans taking control of the state House and Senate.

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