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Mark Dayton

Jun 4, 2014

DFL in Duluth: No news is good news

Democratic convention endorses Simon for SoS, avoids fireworks.

Jun 4, 2014

Law clarifies public project transparency standards

A new state law addresses a recent Minnesota Supreme Court decision that speaks to the public’s right to know certain details about public construction projects.

Jun 2, 2014

Mysterious ‘white powder’ incident at governor’s residence

Two field tests from the St. Paul Fire Department, which had about 30 people on the scene, failed to reveal the chemical makeup of the mysterious powder.

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.

May 29, 2014

Medical marijuana: Despite restrictions, pot-repreneurs want into Minnesota market

Sellers and consultants say the industry is banking on future growth.

May 29, 2014

The Capitol Note: Poll finds Zellers leading among poorly known GOP gubernatorial field

Even among Republicans, 38 percent said they were unfamiliar with Zellers.

May 28, 2014

The Capitol Note: “Unsession” slashes 1,175 obsolete laws

The excitement, controversy and confusion of what transpired at the Republican Party of Minnesota convention in Rochester this past weekend has received attention and commentary from both ends of the political spectrum. Proceedings in Duluth, where the DFL Party met concurrently for its own convention, were significantly less interesting by comparison. That’s not a bad ...

May 22, 2014

The Capitol Note: Kuisle joins Johnson in race for governor

Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson, a GOP gubernatorial hopeful, announced Wednesday that he's taken on former Rep. Bill Kuisle as his lieutenant governor pick.

May 21, 2014

Jeff Johnson picks former legislator Kuisle as running mate

"If anybody knows me, I’ve never been the type to sit back and be quiet," Kuisle said.

May 21, 2014

Transportation cash: Wait till next year

The passage of a financing plan out of the House Transportation Finance Committee could serve as a lead-in to revisit the topic in 2015.

May 21, 2014

The Capitol Note: Dayton, DFL leaders tout progress

During a press conference Tuesday, Dayton and DFL legislative leaders prefaced the looming 2014 mid-term campaigns with a checklist of their accomplishments at the helm of state government.

May 19, 2014

The Capitol Note: Lawmakers end session with key tax and spending measures passed

Lawmakers finished out the 2014 legislative session Friday evening with the passage of three major finance and spending bills and a restrictive medical marijuana proposal. Those four pieces were seen as the last major measures to pass this year.

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