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December 31, 2009
New laws take effect Jan. 1
December 31, 2009 - 1:25pm
May 1, 2009
House keeps nuclear moratorium
May 1, 2009 - 7:06am
Rocori School Disrict Superintendent Scott Staska announces that his middle school will remain closed through next Tuesday as state health officials investigate a confirmed case of swine flu in Cold Spring, Minn. The flu victim had an affiliation with the school. With Staska is Gov. Tim Pawlenty, who with other state and local officials held a news conference Thursday at the district's high school, which remains open.
Scott Wente/Minn. State Capitol Bureau
Swine flu tests to grow after confirmed case
May 1, 2009 - 6:49am
April 29, 2009
State Epidemiologist Dr. Ruth Lynfield discusses Minnesota's first "probable" case of swine flu at a news conference.
Scott Wente/Minn. State Capitol Bureau
'Probable' swine flu case reported in Minnesota
April 29, 2009 - 12:48pm
Sen. Dennis Frederickson of New Ulm discusses a water cleanup spending plan advancing in the Senate at a Tuesday Capitol news conference. Fellow Republican Sen. Steve Dille of Dassel looks on. Scott Wente/Minn. State Capitol Bureau
Mini-trucks OK, rest area drinking not
April 29, 2009 - 7:40am
Judith Fuerstenau of Burnsville, Minn., and others lobby Tuesday at the Capitol for nursing home and long-term care facility funding. Scott Wente/Minn. State Capitol Bureau
Nursing homes fight proposed cuts
April 29, 2009 - 7:25am
Standing among fellow Republicans, Minority Leader Marty Seifert of Marshall waits to speak during a House floor fight Tuesday over the handling of a transportation bill. Scott Wente/Minn. State Capitol Bureau
Minnesota Legislature gets ugly, loud
April 29, 2009 - 7:16am
April 28, 2009
Commissioner Tom Hanson of Minnesota Management and Budget Monday defends Gov. Tim Pawlenty's opposition to a big public works bill this year. He met with a House-Senate conference committee considering funding public works projects. Don Davis/Minn. State Capitol Bureau
Bonding bill still in dispute
April 28, 2009 - 7:36am
House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher of Minneapolis and House Chief Clerk Albin Mathiowetz Monday discuss whether a proposed health and services amendment is germane to the bill.
Don Davis/Minn. State Capitol Bureau
Health-care spending plans take shape
April 28, 2009 - 7:23am
April 27, 2009
Pawlenty updates campaign site
April 27, 2009 - 7:12am
Sen. Michelle Fischbach, R-Paynesville, reviews a health and human services funding proposal Friday. Scott Wente/Minn. State Capitol Bureau
Spending bills spare most nursing homes
April 27, 2009 - 7:04am
Reps. Steve Drazkowski of Wabasha (front) and Tim Kelly of Red Wing concentrate on bill details Saturday as the Minnesota House meets in a rare weekend session. Don Davis/Minn. State Capitol Bureau
Transit faces cuts
April 27, 2009 - 6:54am
Majority Leader Tony Sertich of Chisholm talks on the telephone while overseeing the Minnesota House during a rare Saturday session. Representatives dealt with a transportation bill and debated a tax bill. Don Davis/Minn. State Capitol Bureau
House joins Senate in passing tax increase
April 27, 2009 - 6:39am
April 23, 2009
Coleman seeks longer appeal schedule
April 23, 2009 - 8:01am
Rep. Al Juhnke of Willmar tells fellow representatives Wednesday about his agriculture and veterans funding bill. Don Davis/Minn. State Capitol Bureau
Veterans gain, farmers cut in budget bill
April 23, 2009 - 7:52am