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 By Jim Ragsdale    Politics    April 2, 2013

Push on in Minnesota Legislature for education funding

If higher taxes are the medicine the DFL wants the state to swallow, then more money for education — from finger-painting preschoolers to debt-burdened undergrads — could be the sweetener that makes it go down easier. DFL Gov. Mark Dayton and DFL leaders of the House and Senate, their party fully in power for the first time in more than two decades, are pushing a sweeping...


Minn. Legislature: Assault-weapons ban heats up gun hearings

Foes call them "assault weapons" and say they should be banned, but supporters call them "semiautomatics" or "sporting rifles" and say they have become an accepted part of the hunting and gun culture in Minnesota. Retired FBI agent John Egelhof, a member of the National Rifle Association and a hunter, was on the scene at the Red Lake school shootings in 2005 that left nine...


Fraud, voting rights groups will keep vigil at polls

When Minnesota voters go to the polls on Tuesday, they may get the feeling someone is watching. The increasingly popular practice of keeping an eye on the polling places, looking for cheats on one hand and unfair barriers to eligible voters on the other, has come to Minnesota, although in a milder form than in heavily contested...


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