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Jun 24, 2016

Pardon Board does ‘weighty’ work

“It’s a frightening responsibility because the stakes are so high for each person," Gov. Dayton said.

Dec 4, 2015

Environmental group wants state to dump PolyMet outside counsel

On Wednesday, Attorney General Lori Swanson formally appointed Crowell & Moring as special counsel to assist with potential lawsuits over PolyMet Mining Corporation’s proposed open pit mine near Hoyt Lakes.

Aug 12, 2015

Closed session yields no resolution on sex-offender program

The conference was meant to bring the parties together and seek common ground on potential remedies. Of those invited to participate, only Gov. Mark Dayton emerged with a detailed plan.

Aug 8, 2014

Tallying endorsements ahead of primary

Anti-tax and pro-gun organizations are most active among the groups staking their position on contested races.

Jun 20, 2014

AG candidate Dawkins: Why he’s running as a Green

The former DFL legislator has harsh words for incumbent Attorney General Lori Swanson.

Jun 19, 2014

The Capitol Note: Much work to do for MNsure before next enrollment cycle

Roughly two-thirds of critical MNsure systems aren't working or aren't there, according to the report, which laid out 73 features that should be functional in a successful exchange.

Jun 18, 2014

As usual, sex offender case swept up in politics

Attorney General Lori Swanson's opposition to the proposed release of Thomas Duvall from the Minnesota Sex Offender Program (MSOP) has drawn the embattled program into the political crosshairs once again.

Jun 4, 2014

DFL in Duluth: No news is good news

Democratic convention endorses Simon for SoS, avoids fireworks.

May 30, 2014

GOP chooses Gilbert and Newman for auditor, attorney general

Delegates in Rochester selected Sen. Scott Newman, R-Hutchinson, to compete for state attorney general and former Long Lake Mayor Randy Gilbert to run for state auditor in the first endorsements of the state party convention on Friday

May 30, 2014

The Capitol Note: Republicans head to Rochester to endorse governor, U.S. Senate candidates

Among U.S. Senate candidates, Sen. Julianne Ortman, R-Chanhassen, looks like the favorite to gain the party nod.

Feb 21, 2014

Session ’14 agenda: The fine print

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.

Feb 14, 2014

Steve Simon holds fundraising lead in Secretary of State race

Simon's 2013 fundraising total was several times larger than both of his opposing candidates' total collections last year.

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