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April 29, 2016
Lawmakers optimistic on transportation funding
ST. PAUL — How Minnesota can provide billions of dollars to fix roads and provide for other transportation needs in the next decade may become clearer within a week. House Transportation Chairman Tim Kelly, R-Red Wing, said Senate and House negotiators probably will meet at least...
News / politics
April 29, 2016 - 9:12pm
April 25, 2016
Buffer changes become law
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton signed into law Monday legislation that clarifies a law enacted last year requiring buffer strips around water. He also signed a bill that allows governments to donate some surplus equipment to nonprofit organizations. The buffer change exempts...
April 25, 2016 - 8:29pm
April 22, 2016
Dayton honors 'water heroes'
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton honored three Minnesota “Water Heroes” for their efforts in protecting and improving the water quality and availability in Minnesota as part of his Water Action Week that culminated with Earth Day on Friday. Dayton honored Patty Hall, Dave...
April 22, 2016 - 9:41pm
April 21, 2016
Bill clarifying Minnesota water buffers set for Dayton’s pen
ST. PAUL — Nearly a year after he signed the first one, another bill regulating the use of vegetative buffer strips to protect Minnesota’s waters is headed to Gov. Mark Dayton’s desk. Dayton has said he supports the bill the House passed Thursday by a 105-24 vote and cleared...
April 21, 2016 - 8:51pm
April 19, 2016
Column: Accept responsibility of stewardship during Water Action Week
ST. PAUL — My father, Bruce Dayton, taught me that good stewardship is one of our most important responsibilities: to take what we have been given, or have acquired, and leave it in better condition for those who will inherit it from us. As Minnesotans, who have inherited this...
opinion / columns
April 19, 2016 - 5:18pm
April 18, 2016
Dayton administration focuses on water quality
ST. PAUL — Cleaning up Minnesota’s water takes more than new laws, Gov. Mark Dayton said Monday while proclaiming this as Water Action Week....
April 18, 2016 - 10:14pm
April 11, 2016
Minnesota House lights up fireworks
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota House lit up fireworks legislation Monday, but Senate Democrats and Gov. Mark Dayton are expected to douse the red...
April 11, 2016 - 10:40pm
April 7, 2016
State GOP seeks hold-the-line spending
ST. PAUL — Minnesota House Republicans want to keep the state’s $42 billion, two-year budget — passed last year — pretty much as is,...
April 7, 2016 - 9:45pm
Creator of phone-shaped gun says governor’s criticism of his plans is misdirected
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton on Thursday came out strongly against soon-to-be-released double-barreled, .38-caliber handgun designed...
April 7, 2016 - 8:19pm
April 6, 2016
Dayton bans most official travel to Mississippi
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has added Mississippi to North Carolina as off limits to most official state travel. “It is a step backward for this country,” Dayton said about new laws that he considers anti-gay in the two states. Dayton banned all “non-essential”...
April 6, 2016 - 9:12pm
April 5, 2016
Legislative talk turns to taxes
ST. PAUL — Minnesota legislators are more than a third of the way through their 2016 session and just beginning to talk about taxes, always one of the Capitol’s big issues. Senators Tuesday began digging into a Gov. Mark Dayton plan that centers on cutting taxes for up to 126,000...
April 5, 2016 - 7:45pm
March 30, 2016
Keys to the city
March 30, 2016 - 10:24pm
Lawmakers lift Real ID gag rule
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Legislature has voted to overturn a state law that forbids key state officials from discussing conforming to new federal identification standards. Senators passed the bill 57-2 Wednesday after representatives approved it 125-2 Tuesday night. It awaits an...
March 30, 2016 - 9:56pm
March 27, 2016
‘I wouldn’t wish this on anybody’: Visiting site of truck-train collision, Gov. Dayton urges statewide rail safety upgrades
CALLAWAY — Gov. Mark Dayton visited the site of an explosive train derailment in this northwestern Minnesota town Saturday, praising its people...
March 27, 2016 - 8:40pm
March 21, 2016
Many eyes on LGA tussle in Minnesota
ST. PAUL — Money provided by Minnesota’s Local Government Aid program is a mainstay in the budgets of cities throughout the state, and potential funding hikes and cuts to it have city leaders keeping a close eye on the Legislature. For 2017, Gov. Mark Dayton has included a one-time...
News / politics
March 21, 2016 - 12:30am