Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Governor Dayton Hospitalized After Fainting During Political Event

Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, Governor Mark Dayton was taken to Regions Hospital after collapsing during a political event in Woodbury, Minnesota.

Over $1 billion in U of M building projects since 2010, and they want...

The U's spending big bucks on new buildings. Take a look at some of the projects and what Governor Dayton is proposing for the campus in the upcoming legislative session.

Minnesotans Weigh In On What To Do With $1.9 Billion Budget Surplus

In a recent Star Tribune poll, Minnesotans are split on what should be done with the $1.9 billion budget surplus.

Is a Gas Tax Increase Coming in 2016?

Despite saying late last year that a gas tax increase would not happen, Governor Mark Dayton seems to be reconsidering. With the legislature set to reconvene in March, the issue is sure to be a hot topic. Choosing to increase the gas tax or not to will have consequences for Minnesotans,
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St. Paul Walks Back Trump Ban

The St. Paul City Council, after proposing a resolution that would ban Donald Trump from their city, amended the proposed resolution to requesting that Trump refrain from "hate speech" if he ever visits St. Paul.

Dayton invokes Bush and Reagan, demands meeting with Obama

Minnesota's Democrat leadership wants President Obama to follow the lead of past Republican Presidents to address chronic Iron Range unemployment. But, it's not only cheap Chinese steel that's hurting iron-ore workers.

A special legislative session? Really?

While Minnesotans get ready for the holiday weekend, Governor Dayton is still talking about holding a special legislative session prior to the March 8, 2016 start date of the regular session. Why?
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Senator Rand Paul Speaks in Minnesota

We interview Senator Rand Paul and cover his campaign stop at the University of Minnesota

Dayton to those questioning refugee resettlement: “Find another state”

Governor Mark Dayton attended a community conversation about race in St. Cloud yesterday and told people who have been questioning refugee resettlement in central Minnesota region to "find another state."
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Reactions to the 2nd GOP Debate

Wednesday evening millions of Americans gathered to watch the second Republican Presidential Debate – but did the debate change the minds of voters or address the issues they care about the most? Alpha news attended the debate watch party in New Hope hosted by the 5th congressional district republicans. We asked several attendees how they felt about the candidates both before, and after the debate.