Jim Ragsdale

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Jim Ragsdale covers Minnesota state government and politics.

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NFL's Goodell touts stadium in person this morning

Commissioner Roger Goodell met with state leaders this morning in a high-stakes effort to win a publicly funded stadium for the Vikings.

Updated: April 20, 2012, - 01:22 PM

Dayton, legislative leaders seek session exit strategy

With an eye on the calendar and fresh memories of last year's state shutdown, both sides are looking at tax breaks, job creation.

Updated: April 17, 2012, - 09:31 PM

Coalition gears up to oppose voter ID plan

Education about effects is a priority for groups coming together.

Updated: April 12, 2012, - 08:35 PM

Bachmann comes home to a fight

Hotel magnate Jim Graves seeks DFL nomination against the former GOP presidential candidate.

Updated: April 11, 2012, - 06:12 AM

Judge shoots down Dayton's order for child-care union vote

Judge's decision effectively ends an attempt to unionize in-home child-care providers in the state. Dayton violated separation of powers clause, judge said.

Updated: April 06, 2012, - 10:48 PM

White Earth tribe's $400M stadium offer gets cool reception

White Earth Nation's new pledge, in exchange for a metro casino, got a cool reception at the Capitol.

Updated: April 06, 2012, - 05:59 AM

Voter ID amendment is now up to Minnesota's voters

Minnesota's historic battle over photo ID and the future of the state's voting system moved from the Capitol to the voters themselves on Wednesday.

Updated: April 04, 2012, - 10:23 PM

Fireworks bill hasn't fizzled yet

The Minnesota House sent the bill that would legalize more fireworks back to committee for work.

Updated: April 04, 2012, - 06:46 AM

Voter ID deal clears the way to fall ballot

An all-GOP conference panel sent the proposed constitutional amendment to full Legislature.

Updated: April 02, 2012, - 11:49 PM

At Capitol, debate crackles over legalizing fireworks

Bills to expand the sale and use of consumer fireworks are moving ahead at the Minnesota Legislature, triggering criticism from firefighters, cities and hospital burn centers.

Updated: April 02, 2012, - 11:06 PM

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