Jim Ragsdale

State Capitol reporter | Minnesota state government/politics
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Jim Ragsdale covers Minnesota state government and politics.

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Minn. Legislature opens with pledges and a little pushback

New DFL leaders laid out agenda to start new era at State Capitol.

Updated: January 09, 2013, - 09:51 AM

GOP looking for way back to majority

Republicans vow to draw stark lines with DFL on budget, marriage.

Updated: January 06, 2013, - 10:44 PM

Minnesota's gun law history is hard fought

Gun-rights and gun-control groups remain as far apart as ever.

Updated: December 31, 2012, - 08:22 PM

Panel urges more cops in Capitol area

But it stopped sort of backing weapons screening.

Updated: December 17, 2012, - 08:45 PM

Home aides seek right to join one of Minn.'s biggest unions

The DFL is in a powerful position to ease the way for a bargaining vote.

Updated: December 13, 2012, - 08:18 AM

Voting-law changes are on DFL minds

New majority ponders early voting, but wants GOP support.

Updated: December 10, 2012, - 05:36 AM

Taking over state Legislature is a delicate task for DFL

Gov. Mark Dayton says he won't squander Minnesotans' vote of confidence in the upcoming session.

Updated: November 11, 2012, - 06:04 AM

DFLers expect 'progress' with new majority

Outgoing Republican leader says they shouldn't get too comfortable.

Updated: November 08, 2012, - 09:39 AM

Voter ID drive rejected

Once considered a sure thing to pass, the amendment lost by more than 214,000 votes.

Updated: November 07, 2012, - 03:02 PM

Voter ID drive rejected

With 98 percent of precincts reporting early Wednesday, the amendment had the support of only 46 percent of voters.

Updated: November 07, 2012, - 09:13 AM

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