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2013 session leaves unfinished business

Whether the 2013 legislative session in Minnesota was a successful one depends on which Democrat you ask. While many long-sought DFL priorities were achieved at the end of the five-month session, including gay marriage and increased spending on education, a handful of high-priority issues were ultimately shelved in 2013 in the hustle and bustle of crafting a $38 billion budget.

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Gun proposals stall in the Legislature

After debating a bill to expand background checks to gun shows, private sales and online sales for nearly two hours Wednesday morning, the House Public Safety Finance and Policy Committee reconvened in the evening only for a moment to lay over the bill instead of taking a vote, leaving the fate of background checks hanging in limbo.

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Chip Cravaack snags NRA endorsement

The National Rifle Association (NRA) has endorsed Republican U.S. Rep. Chip Cravaack's bid for a second term. The NRA had previously in 2010 endorsed veteran Democratic Congressman Jim Oberstar, who Cravaack beat in an upset.

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