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4 hrs ago | Star Tribune

Minnesota Poll: Majority say state economy doing better

More than half of Minnesotans believe the state's economy is in better shape now than four years ago, even though the same number say their personal finances are about the same, according to a Star Tribune Minnesota Poll. One in four say their personal finances have improved in that time, while 20 percent say their finances have worsened.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Minnesota Government, Publishing, Media, Star Tribune, St. Paul, MN, Hennepin County, MN

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Star Tribune

Dayton tries to calm waters in diversion fight

In this March 24, 2009 file photo, neighborhood workers pile sandbags around the Schell home in the hope of holding back floodwaters of the Red River seen close behind them in Fargo, N.D. Opponents of a nearly $2 billion Red River flood control project that would mainly benefit North Dakotaís largest city, Fargo, have enlisted the support of two powerful allies, including Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton. Gov. Mark Dayton , who recently accused North Dakota officials of kicking sand in Minnesota's face, says it's time for the two sides to "forge a more constructive working relationship."

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Minnesota, Democrat, Minnesota Government, Mark Dayton, US Governors, Natural Disasters, Flood

Minnesota Lawyer

Four named to First District bench

Gov. Mark Dayton today announced the appointment of Eric J. Braaten, Christopher J. Lehmann, Timothy J. Looby, and Cynthia L. McCollum as District Court Judges in Minnesota's First Judicial District. Braaten will replace Judge Richard C. Perkins, and will be chambered at Chaska in Carver County.

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Related Topix: Mark Dayton, US Governors, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Dayton, MN, Chaska, MN, Carver County, MN, Gaylord, MN

Naomi

Election 2014: MN Governor candidates - Jeff Johnson

Right. Hannah Nicollet was interesting enough to write about that she got her own stand-alone blog post.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Nicollet, MN, Mark Dayton, US Governors, Minnesota, Religion, Lutheran Church

Star Tribune

Dayton in D.C. to raise campaign cash; Johnson makes several stops in SW Minn.

With an insider's eye, Hot Dish tracks the tastiest bits of Minnesota's political scene and keep you up-to-date on those elected to serve you. Contributors in Minnesota: Patrick Condon, Baird Helgeson, Patricia Lopez , Jim Ragsdale, Abby Simons, Rachel E. Stassen-Berger and Glen Stubbe .

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Amy Klobuchar, Minnesota, Mark Dayton, US Governors

Sun Sep 14, 2014

St. Cloud Times

Poll gives Dayton a large lead in governor's racePoll gives Dayton a...

Poll gives Dayton a large lead in governor's race Plenty of voters haven't made up their minds yet Check out this story on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/news/local/minnesota/2014/09/15/poll-gives-dayton-large-lead-governors-race/15652723/ Gov. Mark Dayton holds a strong lead over Republican Jeff Johnson in his bid for a second term, but plenty of voters haven't made up their minds yet, according to a statewide poll published Sunday. The poll for the Star Tribune has Dayton at 45 percent and Johnson at 33 percent, with a sampling error margin of plus or minus 3.5 points.

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WHAS11

In gov race, different views on incentive programs

Bursting at the seams, executives at surgical device maker Cardiovascular Systems Inc. knew they needed to double their physical space and double their workforce. The big question was where.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Minnesota, Democrat, Mark Dayton, US Governors, Hennepin County, MN

CBS Local

In Gov Race, Different Views On Incentive Programs

Bursting at the seams, executives at surgical device maker Cardiovascular Systems Inc. knew they needed to double their physical space and double their workforce. The big question was where.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Minnesota, New Brighton, MN, Mark Dayton, US Governors, Hennepin County, MN, Dayton, MN

CBS Local

Diversion Group Tries To Calm Waters With Letter

Opponents of a nearly $2 billion Red River flood control project that would mostly benefit North Dakota's largest city, Fargo, have enlisted the support of two powerful allies. Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and state Rep. Paul Marquart have thrown their lot in with upstream residents who are unhappy with plans for a holding area that would flood farmland and buildings in times of high water.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Star Tribune

Some businesses still skeptical of service dogs

One paced calmly beside Linda Wiedewitsch, a retired police officer who now trains assistance dogs for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder. "Well, this is a service dog, too," the other shopper said, as his puppy squirmed and yapped through the muzzle it was wearing.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Diabetes, Health, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Minnesota, Democrat, Minnesota Government

Star Tribune

Minntac mine gets federal permits needed to expand

U.S. Steel Corp. received federal permits for a $40 million expansion that will add 483 acres to its Minntac taconite facility in Mountain Iron, company and union officials announced Friday. The expansion will create 100 jobs to facility, which now employs 1,400, and allow the facility to continue to mine iron ore and produce taconite pellets for another 16 years.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Star Tribune

Republican Jeff Johnson proposes private audit of state agencies

To curb state spending and shrink the size of government, Republican gubernatorial candidate Jeff Johnson wants to hire a private auditing firm to evaluate the effectiveness of all Minnesota state agencies and programs. Johnson, a Hennepin County commissioner, has run on a message of tightening state government's belt since securing his party's endorsement earlier this year.

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KAAL-TV Austin

Child's Death Sparks Review of Child Protection Services

The death of a four-year-old boy from northern Minnesota, who was the subject of repeated maltreatment reports, has led state legislators to re-evaluate Minnesota's child protection system. "Anytime there's a tragedy like a death, we have to take a look at ourselves as a system and say what can we do better," said Paul Fleissner, Director of Olmsted County Community Services.

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Finance and Commerce

New permits issued for Senate office building project

Construction of the new Senate office building in St. Paul is moving along pretty much as planned, even as project critics pounce on it as an unwise use of taxpayer money and seek to make it an issue in the fall elections. The city of St. Paul late last week issued two building permits for the four-story structure, which will house 67 senators and their staff members.

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Related Topix: St. Paul, MN, Golden Valley, MN, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Mark Dayton, US Governors

Sentinel

Fathers hoping to gain ground

When parents cannot agree on a plan, the courts get involved, and mother and father are not seen as equals. "Looking at the law, it comes off as every dad is bad and every mom is good.

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Related Topix: Truman, MN, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Family, Parenting, Mankato, MN

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Star Tribune

State ordered to release rapist from sex offender program

Judge reviewing case rules that the 24-year-old offender doesn't meet legal criteria for commitment at Moose Lake. A 24-year-old rapist indefinitely committed to Minnesota's controversial sex offender program since 2012 on Thursday became one of its few inmates to be released.

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Related Topix: Moose Lake, MN, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics, Sibley County, MN, Thomas McCarthy, Arlington, MN

TwinCities

GOP gubernatorial candidate Jeff Johnson: Repeal child-care union law

Jeff Johnson, the Republican candidate for governor, wants to repeal the measure DFL Gov. Mark Dayton signed into law last year that lets unions try to organize child-care providers. Standing outside Dayton's office on the Capitol Mall with child care providers who oppose unionization, Johnson said, "Mark Dayton's attempt to force these business women and thousands of other child care providers across the state of Minnesota into the union is really about one thing and one thing only: paying back the union that helped him get elected.

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Naomi

Election 2014: MN Governor - Hannah Nicollet, the Independence Party candidate

Before I get into the Governor's race here, a brief recap of the Independence Party. Back in 1992, eccentric Texas billionaire Ross Perot ran for President as an independent.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Norm Coleman, Democrat, Nicollet, MN, Perot Sys, Computers, IT Services, The Reform Party of the United States of America

Star Tribune

Supreme Court candidate Michelle MacDonald's bid for cameras during trial denied

A Dakota County District Court judge on Wednesday denied Minnesota Supreme Court candidate Michelle MacDonald's request to allow cameras in the courtroom during her upcoming DWI trial. Judge Leslie M. Metzen, ruling from the bench, cited judicial precedent in prohibiting cameras in the courtroom and stressed the potential for distractions with their presence.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

Star Tribune

Minnesota to review child protection after 'colossal failure'

The state has begun a comprehensive evaluation of the entire child protection system, calling on a national authority on social services for help, Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson said Wednesday. Gov. Mark Dayton said in an interview Wednesday he "absolutely" supports the review, and wants county and state leaders to come together to determine how child protection can be improved, and if agencies need additional resources.

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