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June 1, 2016
LEGISLATURE: Gov. Dayton open to special session: Two Bemidji bonding projects will have second chance if legislators reconvene
ST. PAUL -- Two Bemidji bonding projects may have another opportunity to get state funding, as Gov. Mark Dayton said he's open to bringing legislators back to St. Paul for a special session. During a conference call with news outlets Wednesday, Dayton told reporters he's willing to...
June 1, 2016 - 5:27pm
May 27, 2016
LEGISLATURE: Senate Minority Leader hopes for special session in next two weeks
BEMIDJI -- With the Minnesota legislative session over, Senate Minority Leader David Hann, R-Eden Prairie, is traveling the state to discuss what went right, and wrong at the Capitol. Hann's visits brought him to Bemidji on Friday, where he discussed the 2016 session and the upcoming...
May 27, 2016 - 4:41pm
May 23, 2016
A breakdown of Minnesota legislative results
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota legislators introduced 7,763 bills in the 2015-2016 legislative period, most of which went nowhere. Here is a look at some of the bills that passed or did not pass this year, including some still awaiting Gov. Mark Dayton's approval. Animal trusts: Minnesotans...
May 23, 2016 - 7:51pm
April 6, 2016
A sea of red (and black): Dressed in plaid, Bemidji leaders meet with legislators for Day at the Capitol
ST. PAUL -- It looked less like St. Paul and more like Bemidji Wednesday at the Minnesota State Capitol. Wednesday marked the 11th time that...
April 6, 2016 - 7:06pm
March 18, 2016
Bemidji's Hancock won't seek re-election in District 2A
BEMIDJI—State Rep. Dave Hancock, R-Bemidji, said Friday he won't seek a third term in the Minnesota Legislature. "I have really enjoyed...
March 18, 2016 - 2:24pm
Time to talk transportation: Statewide group, local leaders call on action from lawmakers on transportation funding
BEMIDJI—At the end of the 2015 Minnesota legislative session, the fact no long-term solution for transportation funding was achieved was top of mind for many lawmakers and local civic leaders. What's changed with a March 8 start for the 2016 session? Nothing. The group Transportation...
February 18, 2016 - 11:07pm
February 2, 2016
Dayton: No special session
ST. PAUL -- A special legislative session will not happen this month, leaving Minnesota Iron Rangers wondering about unemployment benefits, travelers...
February 2, 2016 - 8:23pm
October 23, 2015
MNDOT Commissioner: Long-range transportation plan a must
BEMIDJI -- Minnesota Department of Transportation Commissioner Charlie Zelle spoke to Bemidji civic leaders Friday to discuss statewide infrastructure...
October 23, 2015 - 5:36pm
October 5, 2015
Minnesota Rural Counties Caucus annual program highlighted by air policy topic
BEMIDJI -- As another Legislative session approaches, organizations such as the Minnesota Rural Counties Caucus are taking time to discuss current and future issues important to local leaders. On Monday, the MRCC hosted its annual membership program in Bemidji, which attracted...
October 5, 2015 - 7:48pm
October 2, 2015
Senators take a bonded tour: Senate Bonding Committee has $3 billion worth of proposals to consider
BEMIDJI -- In an effort to prepare for a legislative session with $3 billion in bonding requests, and where only $1 billion will be allocated,...
October 2, 2015 - 7:48am
June 13, 2015
Minnesota lawmakers OK final budget piece
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota legislative leaders succeeded early Saturday to pass the final piece of the state budget. The central issue was a controversial...
June 13, 2015 - 3:30am
June 12, 2015
Special session is today; ag-environment bill may be in trouble
ST. PAUL -- Legislation funding agriculture and environmental programs may be in danger during a Friday special legislative session being called to finish writing the Minnesota state budget. Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk, D-Cook, late Thursday said he did not know if there will...
June 12, 2015 - 9:57am
June 10, 2015
Dayton wants Friday special session
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Legislature appears set to finish passing the state budget on Friday. Details of three vetoed budget bills have...
June 10, 2015 - 2:35pm
June 8, 2015
Daudt on Minnesota auditor law: 'No action in special session'
ST. PAUL — Minnesota's House speaker today used his strongest language yet that the governor will not get his way on a controversial state...
June 8, 2015 - 3:04pm
May 19, 2015
Shouts, confusion end Minnesota legislative session
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Legislature ended early today amid shouts of "crooks" and "shameful," with plenty of confusion mixed in, as lawmakers...
May 19, 2015 - 9:36am