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Walker open to raising vehicle registration fees

Gov. Scott Walker remains opposed to raising the gas tax, but he's not shutting the door on higher vehicle registration fees.

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President signs memorandum ordering investigation into imported steel Video included

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President Trump is ordering the Commerce Department to investigate imported steel and whether current rules are costing America jobs - even threatening national security.  

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Stewart Mills mulls over possible run for Congress in 2018

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The two time Republican candidate for Minnesota's Eighth District Congressional seat says he's keeping the door open for another possible run. 

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Dayton opens door to tax hike-free transportation plan

Gov. Mark Dayton is softening his opposition to Republicans' tax hike-free approach to funding transportation repairs.

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Rep. Duffy responds to criticism over town halls Video included

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Rep. Duffy addressed concerns raised by a group in Ashland claiming there's lack of visibility and transparency from the Representative.

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MN lawmakers return with big budget work to do

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Minnesota lawmakers are returning from a week long break with their eyes on the state budget. 

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Challenged by GOP, Dayton calls to boost water quality

Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton wants stronger water quality standards in Minnesota as Republican lawmakers are trying to roll back environmental regulations.

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GOP county commissioner launches 2018 bid for governor

A Republican Ramsey County commissioner is entering the race for Minnesota governor in 2018.

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Abortion coverage could be banned for Wisconsin state employees

Abortions would no longer be covered by health insurance plans for Wisconsin state employees under a Republican-backed bill being heard by a legislative committee.

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Wisconsin residents present budget concerns to Joint Finance Committee Video included

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The budget proposal calls for, among other things, 200 million dollars in tax cuts, increased spending on public schools and the University of Wisconsin System, and a tuition cut.  

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Lawmakers signal a possible deal on Real ID bill

Minnesota lawmakers may be close to a deal that would finally put the state in line with federal ID requirements.

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Congressman Nolan calls for hearings on airline industry's consumer protection practices

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The request comes after a passenger was removed from an overbooked United Airlines flight against his will.

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Congressman Duffy to host town hall meetings on Wednesday

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The town halls will be held in Sawyer, Washburn and Barron counties.

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Dayton names Florey to Minnesota Court of Appeals

Gov. Mark Dayton has appointed a new judge to the Minnesota Court of Appeals.

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Legislature returns with budget battles to bridge

Minnesota lawmakers are returning from a weeklong break with their eyes on the budget.

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President Trump to visit Wisconsin Tuesday

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(AP) - President Donald Trump will travel to Wisconsin this week to speak at a local factory. The White House confirms the president will pay a visit to Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan's home state on Tuesday. 

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Rally group seeks more action from state and federal government Video included

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In Duluth, the group "Local Needs Matter" is asking for big changes in the way state and local government work their budgets. 

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Minnesota joins nation wide effort to expand access to opioid addiction treatment

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Due to a 430% increase in opioid deaths since 2000 throughout the state, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has announced a proposal for funding state response improvement and helping affected communities treat opioid addiction.

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Debate over earmarks looms in transportation funding fight

There's another debate brewing in the fight for road and bridge repair funding: Who should pick which projects get the money?

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