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Dayton surges from behind for a DFL victory

The Mark Dayton who stood before television cameras and reporters in his St. Paul campaign headquarters at 1 a.m. Wednesday looked much different from the man who met reporters there three hours earlier. He stood a little taller and was surrounded by more campaign volunteers and supporters. There was a slight smile on his face as he said he wasn't exactly declaring victory in the DFL Minnesota gubernatorial primary, but all signs pointed to a win.

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IP sees chance at legislative inroads

As Minnesota’s Republican Party was giddily tweeting the news that the party had fielded candidates for all 201 seats in the state Legislature for the first time in 30 years, the Independence Party of Minnesota was quietly celebrating its own milestone: 16 candidates for the Legislature in 2010, seven in Senate districts and nine in House districts.

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Bill to end nuke ban stumbles in committee

Advocates pushing for an end to the state’s 16-year-old ban on nuclear power plant construction suffered a blow on Thursday when a bill to end the moratorium was amended in a way that “guts” the measure, according to the legislation’s author. But that’s unlikely to elicit much pushback from the energy industry, which is staying away from the debate this year.

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