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$50 million in DEED fund sets off lobbying push

Last week the Department of Employment and Economic Development sent out a call for grant applications to spend almost $50 million. At stake was the latest pot of economic development dollars DEED will disburse this year, just another funding stream to be doled out to projects around the state.

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Gubernatorial transitions are fire drills even under the best of circumstances

Members of Minnesota's next gubernatorial administration could be excused for moving into the west wing of the Capitol under cover of night and locking the door behind them. Besides the small matter of an estimated $5.8 billion budget deficit, there is also the likelihood - if, as expected, Democrat Mark Dayton prevails in a pending recount - that the new governor will face a Legislature controlled by his political opponents. (Both Dayton and Republican nominee Tom Emmer have announced transition team leaders.)

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