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Duluth Mayor Don Ness won't seek third term

Duluth Mayor Don Ness won’t be seeking a third term, ending months of speculation. Ness posted on his Facebook page Sunday morning saying he’s decided not to run for a third term and he...

October 12, 2014

State officials report tax collection lower than expected

State finance officials said Friday in a report that Minnesota’s tax collections for the first quarter of the year,  from July through September, were $46 million less than officials...

October 10, 2014

Governor heading to Worthington for pheasant opener

Gov. Mark Dayton plans to attend Saturday’s 2014 Minnesota Pheasant Hunting Opener in Worthington. City officials told The Associated Press they are prepared for the opener, noting that the...

October 10, 2014

Dayton, challengers clash over economy, taxes in 2nd debate

Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and his two challengers, Republican Jeff Johnson  and the Independence Party’s Hannah Nicollet, painted different pictures of Minnesota’s economic climate during...

October 08, 2014

Minnesota government, airport officials to meet on Ebola readiness

Gov. Mark Dayton has called state government leaders and Twin Cities airport officials into a special meeting Thursday to review the state’s preparedness for the Ebola virus. #mngov Dayton to...

October 08, 2014

Mpls. Pledges To Pursue Streetcars And BRT To Better Serve Poor And Minority Residents

The promises were among those delivered Tuesday in response to requests from the Equity Commitments Coalition for Metro-wide Transportation.

October 08, 2014

Neighbors concerned about Dorothy Day shelter expansion plans

The Dorothy Day Center in downtown St. Paul is planning to expand so it can serve more homeless and poor people, but nearby neighbors are concerned about how it will impact them. The St. Paul...

October 05, 2014

Local officials talking about reopening Grand Mound site to the public

The Grand Mound Historic Site in Koochiching County was closed to the public in 2007 after the Minnesota Historical Society determined it was no longer appropriate for the American Indian burial...

October 05, 2014

New poll: Democrats lead Republican challengers in governor, Senate races

The election is one month away and a new poll shows the Democratic incumbents are leading their Republican challengers. Rasmussen Reports, a nationwide polling firm that surveyed 750 likely...

October 05, 2014

Mark Dayton

Gov. Mark Dayton On MNsure, Mining And Not Tackling Tax Reform

From ballooning infrastructure costs to a controversial sex offender treatment program, the governor will face big issues if he's re-elected to office.

October 03, 2014

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