Session resumes; baseball resumes; flooding may return
Monday, April 1, 2013
Today on the MPR News Update, we take a look at the rocky relationship between Gov. Dayton and the business community as the Legislature returns to work, we preview the Twins season which opens today, and look at preparations for flooding in the region.
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Lawmakers return to Capitol this week while Dayton spars with business The president of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce plans to meet with top Dayton administration officials to discuss tension between the governor and business leaders. Chamber officials accuse Dayton of misrepresenting Minnesota's business climate and dismissing their concerns about the repercussions of raising taxes on top earners.
Unionization bill faces rocky road at Capitol Legislation allowing for the unionization of two groups of state-subsidized workers -- childcare providers and personal care assistants -- is taking a slow and sometimes bumpy journey this session.
Wanted: Starting pitchers for Twins As the Minnesota Twins prepare to open their 2013 season this afternoon at Target field, the pitchers who could give the team a boost aren't ready yet, and may not be until 2014. Alex Meyer and Trevor May arrived over the winter, but neither has thrown a pitch in Triple-A. The Twins seem content to let them get some seasoning in the minors this year.
Minnesota Scenes: Your March We've combed through the photos you've submitted during March, either to us directly or by joining our Flickr pool. Here are some of our favorites, including wildlife, live music, and the northern lights.
Fargo preparing to make sandbags Fargo, N.D., is preparing for a flood threat this spring from the Red River of the north, and volunteers are getting ready to fill thousands of sandbags to protect the city.
Klobuchar, Walz tout vet benefits bill Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar and U.S. Rep. Tim Walz are holding a news conference today to discuss their legislation aimed at helping wrongly discharged military veterans restore their benefits.
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