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Long awaited bonding money could finally be in the works for UMD Video included

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On Friday morning, the Minnesota Legislature approved a bonding bill that will provide several big upgrades for the city of Duluth, including a major project at UMD. 

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Long battle for bonding support could be over for Duluth

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On Friday morning, the state house and senate gave the bonding bill approval.   

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Special session at MN Capitol wrap up, questions still loom

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The legislature has passed the final bills that will comprise the 2018-2019 biennium budget. 

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Duluth lawmakers respond to special legislative session progress

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Representatives Jennifer Schultz and Elizabeth Olson, Senator Eric Simonson and Senate DFL Caucus Leader Tom Bakk all issued statements early Friday morning. 

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Minnesota Legislators make progress during legislative session

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Minnesota legislators passed a number of laws early this morning that will affect Minnesotans in their everyday lives, including laws involving WiFi, alcohol sales, and Real ID.

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Walker urges Legislature to 'get it done'

The Latest on Wisconsin state budget (all times local):

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Minnesota special session to continue Thursday Video included

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Several bills were debated and voted on the House floor and sent to the Senate Wednesday. 

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Minnesota Legislators spend the day in recess Video included

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Minnesota lawmakers have been in recess since 3:10 p.m. on Tuesday,  just ten minutes after being back in session. 

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Minnesota lawmakers unable to pass new budget before session deadline Video included

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Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka said Monday night the Legislature might not be able to finish passing a new budget on time and may need a special session.

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MN Lawmakers have until midnight to pass state budget Video included

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Five of the ten bills that will make up the finalized budget still need to make their way through the house and senate. 

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Mayor Larson: Steam Plant still not included in House Bill

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Duluth is asking for $21 million dollars to help with Steam Plant upgrades.

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Minnesota Republicans lay out new budget proposal Video included

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With just a couple days left in the session, Republicans in St. Paul say they've hashed out a new budget proposal.

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Dayton signs Real ID bill, averting travel woes for 2018

Minnesota residents don't need to worry about trouble boarding flights next year: Gov. Mark Dayton has signed a bill complying with Real ID into law.

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With days to go, Minnesota budget talks hit a stalemate

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican legislative leaders are in a standoff as they try to agree on a new budget. 

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Large-scale animal farms' expired permits raise concerns

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Wisconsin Public Radio reports many of the permits for the concentrated animal feeding operations, or CAFOs, expired in 2016. 

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Conservatives push for requiring 7-year rule renewals

Senate Minority Leader Jennifer Shilling calls it a special interest giveaway. 

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Our Political Landscape, Part Four: Senator Klobuchar's Pastry Diplomacy Video included

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Every Thursday morning when Congress is in session, Senator Amy Klobuchar opens her office to her Minnesota constituents and supporters.  She provides coffee and the Iron Range delicacy, potica, along with other pastries.

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