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Former Chief Justice Eric Magnuson will lead sex offender task force

Former Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Eric Magnuson will lead a 15-member task force charged with recommending reforms for the troubled Minnesota Sex Offender Program. The panel stems from an order in a class-action lawsuit challenging the terms of confinement for more than 650 individuals who are indefinitely detained at facilities in Moose Lake and St. Peter.

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GOP majorities take different routes on HHS plans

The health and human services budget bills working their way through the House and Senate share a couple of significant details. Most notably, the proposals are close in their cutting targets ($1.6 billion in the House, $1.8 billion in the Senate). And both bills' fiscal spreadsheets depend on the prospect of receiving a waiver from the federal government for a substantial portion of the spending reductions they promise.

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Meet the freshmen: Senate GOP, part II

As the Minnesota Legislature prepares for a transition that will see 60 freshmen join the rolls of the state Senate and House, PIM continues with our series of post-election portraits of the 2011 class. In this latest edition, we look at seven more members of the incoming Senate Republican majority.

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Number of votes by which DFL lost House majority: 694

The House DFL caucus will meet tonight at 7 to review election results and select a new minority leader from the caucus. As we tweeted a few minutes ago, the rumored candidates include the three people who were angling to be Speaker Tony Sertich's number two: Reps. Steve Simon, Melissa Hortman, and Erin Murphy. But Tina Liebling (Rochester) and Paul Thissen (Minneapolis) are also said to be in the hunt, and more interested parties may emerge at the meeting.

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