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September 28, 2016
Severance package debate boils at Capitol
ST. PAUL—Republicans say they are upset that Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton gave severance pay to three commissioners who apparently voluntarily resigned. The heated disagreement comes at a time when Republicans want Dayton to convene a special legislative session to deal with...
September 28, 2016 - 12:00am
September 23, 2016
High school juniors sought for Capitol page program
High school juniors interested in gaining hands-on experience with Minnesota's state government are invited to apply for the chance to serve as a page at the Capitol in St. Paul during the 2017 legislative session. The application deadline is Dec. 2. High school pages attend meetings...
September 23, 2016 - 12:00am
April 16, 2016
Capitol’s ‘Ken the Barber’ selling the shop to semi-retire
By Bill Salisbury, St. Paul Pioneer Press Like many barbers, Ken Kirkpatrick usually has the lowdown on what’s going on in his neighborhood....
April 16, 2016 - 8:00am
January 17, 2016
Senate building quietly opens after Minnesotans built it
By Don Davis, Forum News Service The Minnesota Senate building opened Jan. 11 with lots of Minnesota materials, put up mostly by Minnesota workers,...
January 17, 2016 - 10:00am
October 21, 2015
High school juniors invited to apply for Capitol page program
Representative Paul Anderson, R-Starbuck, urges high school juniors interested in gaining hands-on experience with Minnesota's state government to participate in a page program offered at the Capitol in St. Paul. The House of Representatives page program has been in place for more...
October 21, 2015 - 12:00am
September 4, 2013
Authorities investigate thefts at state Capitol
Security at the state Capitol is investigating a reported theft of approximately $15 from a candy fundraiser envelope, blood pressure medication, and keys to offices on the second floor of the State Office Building in St. Paul. Capitol Security was notified on August 27 by a research...
September 4, 2013 - 10:42am
April 12, 2013
Alexandria woman shares experience of Action Day at Capitol to end domestic violence
Editor's note: The following story was written by Catie Houck of Alexandria, a crime victim advocate with Someplace Safe. The 2013 Action Day...
April 12, 2013 - 12:00am
March 6, 2013
New Testament students take Capitol tour
The New Testament Christian School junior and senior high class had the opportunity to visit the Minnesota Capitol on February 21. Students...
March 6, 2013 - 12:00am
February 12, 2013
Mental health rally planned at State Capitol March 12
The Mental Health Legislative Network, a coalition of more than 20 statewide organizations, will hold a Mental Health Rally on March 12, at noon in the Capitol Rotunda. Scheduled speakers include legislators, families and persons living with a mental illness, service providers and...
February 12, 2013 - 9:22am
Political Notebook: House votes to match state taxes with new federal law
ST. PAUL -- Income tax returns Minnesotans file this spring will conform to new federal laws if state senators follow the House's Monday action. The House voted 127-0 to change state law to match newly enacted federal tax legislation, saving taxes for 55,000 teachers, 90,000 homeowners,...
February 12, 2013 - 6:00am
May 31, 2012
Cabin owners lose mineral lease fight, for now
ST. PAUL -- Gus and Amy Axelson brought their sons to the Minnesota Capitol as they fight the exploration for minerals under their northeastern Minnesota land. "I brought them here to show you what this is all about," Mr.
May 31, 2012 - 4:50pm
April 11, 2012
Hundreds rally at Capitol to end violence against women
More than 500 women, children, and men gathered at the state Capitol on March 6 to protest violence against women. They called on legislators...
April 11, 2012 - 12:00am
April 4, 2012
LEARN at Home students visit state Capitol
Home school students from the LEARN at Home group recently traveled to St. Paul to tour the Capitol building and meet with Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen....
April 4, 2012 - 12:00am
March 28, 2012
Central Minnesotans' insistence on protecting water quality heard at Capitol
Key advocates for clean water in central Minnesota joined others from around the state at the state Capitol as part of a coordinated mission to let legislators know how important the environment is to Minnesotans. District managers, staff and others for the Sauk River Watershed District...
March 28, 2012 - 12:00am
March 23, 2012
Lawmakers back Capitol fix but other projects are more controversial
ST. PAUL -- Fixing the Minnesota Capitol building's crumbling outside walls and aging interior won easy approval from a key House committee Tuesday, but funding other public works projects around the state may prove more controversial. The Capitol renovation project earned support...
March 23, 2012 - 12:00am