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Daily Digest: Still looking for a deal — Good morning, here's your Digest: Minnesota: Legislative leaders and the governor met into the night Tuesday. Gov. Dayton called the talks "productive," but said they were still short of a deal on the budget to end the legislative session. ( MPR News) Earlier in the day Republicans said they were frustrated at how slowly the negotiations were going.

Shutdown 2011 | Minnesota Public Radio — Posted at 5:00 PM on July 20, 2011 by Paul Tosto ( 3 Comments) The fishing licenses are selling. The ponies are ready to run. And the beer never stopped flowing. Our work is done. We launched the shutdown blog June 23 as way for you to keep up quickly on the state budget impasse.

Daily Digest: Ides of March plus one edition — Happy Monday. Here's your Digest: Minnesota: Gov. Mark Dayton is on the road today in Moorhead and Bemidji to push his transportation plan. On Friday the governor released more details of his proposal to improve railroad safety. ( MPR News) Supporters of allowing Sunday liquor sales in Minnesota made a well-publicized run to the border yesterday.

Daily Digest: House spending outstrips governor’s — Hello, here's your Digest: Minnesota: Spending on the battle for control of the Minnesota House is adding up to more than spending on the governor's race. (MPR News) And thankfully for some, the race is nearing an end. (Star Tribune) The race for governor is also in the final stretch and each side has a different message.

Daily Digest: Election minus one week — Good morning, just one week to go before Election Day. Here's your Digest: Minnesota: Republican Mike McFadden says Sen. Al Franken's ad that blames McFadden for layoffs at a Montana mill is false. (MPR News) The PoliGraph agrees with McFadden. (MPR News) Franken got some campaign help from a Mad Man.

Franken declines MPR State Fair debate invitation — DFL U.S. Sen. Al Franken's campaign has declined an MPR News invitation to debate his Republican and Independence Party opponents at the Minnesota State Fair. State Fair debates have been a tradition for MPR for 20 years. In 1994 the DFL candidates for governor, John Marty, Mike Hatch and Tony Bouza debated.

Legacy bill goes with commission’s parks recommendations — Parks in the Twin Cities metro area won't get a bigger piece of the Legacy bill's parks pie, but lawmakers decided the metro should get more outdoors money. The conference committee report on the Legacy bill allocates 40 percent of the parks money to state parks, 40 percent to metro parks and 20 percent to regional parks in greater Minnesota.

Dayton hails results of session — Gov. Mark Dayton talked about the legislative session with reporters today as Sen. Katie Sieben, DFL-Newport, looked on. Photo: Tim Nelson From MPR's Tim Nelson: Gov. Mark Dayton says the just-concluded legislative session was a landmark. This morning he touted results including statewide all-day kindergarten and financial support for Rochester to help with the Mayo Clinic's Destination Medical Center plan.

The Daily Digest (turnout worries, Obermueller endorsed) — Welcome to a new week. Here are some stories you may have missed... Minnesota: Democrats are worried their supporters will stay home in November. (AP via Star Tribune) Billions of gallons of water are being pumped out of the ground in the north and east metro each year to try to stop pollution from spreading...

The Daily Digest (majority supports medical marijuana, a later SOS) — Good morning. Here's your Daily Digest: Minnesota: The newest poll from the Star Tribune shows 51 percent support legalizing marijuana for medical use while 41 percent oppose. (Star Tribune) Gov. Mark Dayton won't be giving his State of the State address at the start of the legislative session.
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May 20, 2015

@mukhtaryare John Henry said to the captain...I'll die with a pencil in my hand

May 19, 2015

We'll stream the audio of Gov. Dayton's press conference at 2 at

May 19, 2015

@tomscheck There better be a fast page waiting to run it over.

May 17, 2015

A closed freeway is actually more pleasant than an open one, as long as you don't need to get anywhere.

May 16, 2015

RT @tomscheck: Remember when they caught all of those fish together on Lake Vermilion? #goodtimes

May 13, 2015

RT @tomscheck: GOP state Rep. Tony Cornish says he will not run for Congress.

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