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Denise Cardinal to head liberal fundraising group

blogs.mprnews.org — Denise Cardinal, a long time political operative who helped form the liberal group Alliance for a Better Minnesota, is headed back to raise money for the group. Cardinal said this morning that she's been hired to run Win Minnesota, the fundraising arm for Alliance for a Better Minnesota.

Minnesota bill would keep police body camera videos private

duluthnewstribune.com — A bill introduced in the Minnesota House on Thursday would keep any videos recorded by police body cameras private, alarming those who say it would hinder efforts to hold police accountable. Sponsors of the bill say the cameras are likely to record embarrassing personal information about people dea...

Bill to keep police body cam video private raises alarm

mprnews.org — A bill introduced in the Minnesota House on Thursday would keep any videos recorded by police body cameras private, alarming those who say it would hinder efforts to hold police accountable. Sponsors say the cameras are likely to record embarrassing personal information about people dealing with police at extremely traumatic points in their lives.

Dayton uses budget hammer to send a message

mprnews.org — The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system will have to wait before learning if it receives more state money. Gov. Mark Dayton is making children a top priority in this year's budget, spending more on early childhood education, K-12 school and higher education. His $42 billion budget increases funding for education, human services and other areas.

No delay in Capitol construction

blogs.mprnews.org — There will be no delay in the remodeling of the State Capitol now that the House, Senate and governor have agreed on how to allocate space in the building.

Dayton wants to fix state's student-counselor ratio, among worst in country

mprnews.org — Gov. Mark Dayton is expected to include more money for schools when he releases his budget plan next week and a portion would boost funding for school counselors. Dayton, and those who support the plan, say hiring more counselors would help ensure that today's students are ready to be tomorrow's workers.

Dayton, lawmakers, special interests eye the budget

Dayton taps political ally to chair Metropolitan Council

mprnews.org — The Metropolitan Council, the agency that coordinates housing, transit and wastewater policies for the seven-county Twin Cities metro area, has a new leader. Gov. Mark Dayton on Friday appointed Adam Duininck, a member of the Met Council for the last four years, as its chair.

DFL plan for free two-year college draws fire

mprnews.org — A plan by Senate Democrats to provide free education to students at the state's two-year community and technical colleges is getting plenty of pushback at the state Capitol. Senate leaders announced last week that the proposal is one of their top agenda items this legislative session.

DFL plan for free two-year college draws fire

mprnews.org — A plan by Senate Democrats to provide free education to students at the state's two-year community and technical colleges is getting plenty of pushback at the state Capitol. Senate leaders announced last week that the proposal is one of their top agenda items this legislative session.
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Feb 01, 2015

RT @mikiebarb: "Well I am never talking about Philly fans again," Chris Christie just said as he strolled street in London after soccer match.

Feb 01, 2015

@AshleyKMayo the cool marrow hasn't been completely sucked out of these 41 year old bones! Some tourney, huh?

Feb 01, 2015

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Jan 31, 2015

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Jan 30, 2015

RT @msepic: Henn. Co Sheriff says Ray Kmetz used straw buyer for guns used in New Hope shooting. Alleged buyer arrested.

Jan 30, 2015

RT @sashaaslanian: Moving 2 hear voices & reflect on arc of #AIDS MT '@MPRnews: 30 y later, Minn. doc still opening doors in AIDS fight htt…

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