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by / on April 3, 2015 at 6:10 pm / in Featured Stories, News, Politics, St. Cloud State, State/Region, Top Stories, Video

Lack of young voters

A plunge in young voters in the 2014 presidential election in St. Cloud’s Ward 1, Precinct 1, which includes a lot of St. Cloud State University has Minnesota Secretary of State, Steve Simon, concerned.

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by / on April 2, 2015 at 7:02 pm / in News, Politics, State/Region

DNR pushes Governor Mark Dayton’s proposal

ST. PAUL, Minnesota (AP)  — Officials with the Department of Natural Resources touted Gov. Mark Dayton’s proposal for their agency Thursday as a way to boost funding for fish, wildlife and outdoors programs, including more officers to enforce game and fish regulations. The agency’s goals for the proposed increased spending include improving fish population surveys, creating more forest wildlife habitat, helping […]

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by / on March 31, 2015 at 6:41 pm / in Local, News, Politics, State/Region, Top Stories

Education Debate

  ST. CLOUD, Minnesota – Today at the Atwood Memorial Center at St. Cloud State, the debate on education resumed. A smaller debate that is all in preparation for a bigger one at the state capital in St Paul in the coming months. “They (Republicans) admit that they will not allow that freeze to continue”, Minnesota State Minority Leader Paul […]

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by / on March 27, 2015 at 1:32 pm / in News, Politics, State/Region

Budget proposal outline to be released for Minnesota

AP-MN-XGR–Minnesota Budget Senate Democrats to fill in piece of Minnesota budget puzzle Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated from 9:30 a.m. news conference ST. PAUL, Minnesota (AP) – Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk says a budget outline his Democratic caucus is releasing will fall in between spending levels suggested by House Republicans and Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton. The Senate framework was […]

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by / on March 20, 2015 at 4:11 pm / in Politics, State/Region

Body Camera Bill Passed

ST. PAUL, Minnesota. (AP) – Body camera legislation limiting access to the police-gathered footage has cleared a significant Minnesota Senate hurdle. After weeks of discussion and refinement, the Senate Judiciary Committee sent the bill Friday to the floor for an eventual vote. It deems much of the data off-limits to the general public, except when an officer uses a dangerous […]

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by / on March 6, 2015 at 9:36 pm / in Local, Main Menu, News, Politics, UTVS Livestream

Proposed ammunition ban

WAITE PARK, Minnesota – One of the most polarizing debates over the last few years has been that of the AR-15 firearm. Last week, that debate got a little thicker when the current administration and the BATF proposed a ban on the popular M855 5.56mm ammunition for the AR-15. Calls have been made for the ban by the White House, who […]

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by / on March 3, 2015 at 7:50 pm / in Business, Local, National, News, Politics, State/Region

Minnesota House bill would help agriculture exports to Cuba

ST. PAUL, Minnesota (AP) — Seeking to fan agriculture exports to Cuba, a Minnesota House panel took initial steps Tuesday to spend state money on promoting the shipment of goods to the island nation amid improving relations with the United States. The bipartisan bill that the House Agriculture Finance Committee kept in the budget mix would designate $100,000 to promote […]

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by / on February 24, 2015 at 8:11 pm / in Local, Main Menu, News, Politics, State/Region

Minnesota’s child-protection system to strengthen

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota – Minnesota House lawmakers have voted to make the state’s child-protection system stronger throughout the state. Bill author Rep. Ron Kresha says it’s the first step in reforming the system in Minnesota. The Little Falls Republican plans to recommend further changes later this session. Minnesota legislators passed a new bill on Monday that would reverse a law preventing social workers from considering past reports of child […]

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by / on February 20, 2015 at 2:15 pm / in Politics, Top Stories

Governor Dayton Salary Bill Approved By House; Senate Vote Next

(Photo by Andrew VonBank) An agreement was reached yesterday between Governor Mark Dayton and several legislative leaders over the potential raises to members of Dayton’s cabinet. Approved by a vote of 106 to 21 on February 19th by the Minnesota House of Representatives the bill now returns to the state Senate.  It had previously passed through the Senate on February […]

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by / on February 19, 2015 at 4:58 pm / in Business, Local, News, Politics, State/Region

Sunday funday?

ST. CLOUD, Minn.- Representative Jenifer Loon has proposed a bill that would lift the ban on Sunday Liquor sales in Minnesota. The proposal may seem long overdue to some, considering Minnesota is one of only 12 states that still has the ban. All surrounding states have lifted the ban, including North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, and Wisconsin, which has liquor […]

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