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Dayton follows through on threat, vetoes 5 budget bills

Calling the proposals harmful and inadequate, he urged Republicans to reconsider.


Gov. Dayton vetoes two bills that sought limits on abortions in Minn.

They would have ended state funds for abortions and enacted restrictions.


For Minnesota Legislature's young parents, life's a juggle

Long hours, late nights at Capitol mean less time at home with spouses, kids.


Protests online and outside Paulsen, Lewis offices follow health care vote

Group shows anger over votes for GOP measure repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act.


Senate passes measure limiting abortions, but Dayton promises veto

Dayton vows to veto the GOP measure to end state funds, enact restrictions.


Minnesotans favor Syria strikes, oppose wall, deporting

Minnesota Poll: A large majority of Minnesotans support President Donald Trump's decision to order missile strikes against Syria but oppose other top priorities he has on national security.


Minnesota House backs ban on state dollars for abortion

The measure bans state dollars from covering the cost of abortions for low-income women on public medical programs. If it passes the Senate, it will face a veto by Dayton.


Bill O'Reilly ouster stirs up women-in-workplace conversation at Capitol

Last week’s ouster of Bill O’Reilly, the Fox News ratings juggernaut, over quiet settlements in numerous sexual harassment cases against women, drew attention to the…


Marijuana rally at Capitol calls for decriminalizing pot

Cannabis supporters took a light-hearted approach to a serious message on drug laws.


Perpich Center for Arts Education waits, watches as legislators decide its future

Struggling high school and middle school operated by the center are in limbo.