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Are lieutenant governors necessary?

As Minnesota attempts to dig itself out of a $1.2 billion deficit, the 15-term DFL representative from Minneapolis came up with a plan that some say would save the state an estimated $500,000 each biennium. The idea: Abolish the position of lieutenant governor.

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Scandal-rocked charter movement looks to future

The charter school movement in Minnesota is at least temporarily on the ropes, reeling from a series of recent revelations that some of the state's approximately 150 charter schools have misused funds or failed to provide adequate oversight and accountability when it comes to leasing the buildings they occupy.

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