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Independence Party candidates for governor Series: Campaign 2010 (Rob Hahn, Tom Horner, John Uldrich)

2010
Mar 1, 2010

Meet the candidates: Independence Party candidates for governor. Broadcast: Midday, 03/01/2010, 11:00 a.m. Three Independence Party candidates for governor join Gary Eichten on Midday to discuss issues facing the state and take questions from listeners.

What did President Obama's health care summit accomplish?

2010
Feb 26, 2010

 A day after President Barack Obama gathered top lawmakers in Washington for a bipartisan summit on health care, former U.S. Sen. Dave Durenberger, Chair of the National Institute of Health Policy, assesses the ideas and accomplishments of the all-day session. Guest: David Durenberger: U.S.

Polymet review isinadequate

2010
Feb 23, 2010

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says the Minnesota DNR's environmental review of the Polymet mine proposed for northeastern Minnesota is inadequate. Stephanie Hemphill reports.

Polymet defense

2010
Feb 22, 2010

The federal Environmental Protection Agency says the proposed Polymet copper-nickel mine proposed for northeastern Minnesota should not go ahead as currently planned. The EPA listed more than two-dozen so-called inadequacies in the Minnesota DNR's draft environmental impact statement, or E-I-S.

Polymet wrap

2010
Feb 22, 2010

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says the Minnesota DNR's environmental review of the Polymet mine proposed for northeastern Minnesota is inadequate. Stephanie Hemphill reports. {

Judge rules against unallotments

2009
Dec 31, 2009

A portion of the billions of dollars in cuts Governer Tim Pawlenty made to balance the budget last summer are now on hold. Ramsey District Court Judge Kathleen Gearin ruled that a $5.3 million food program cut from the budget should be restored. In question are the remaining cuts.  Guests Rep.

Part of health care reform legislation in the senate includes diabetes prevention measures

2009
Dec 22, 2009

Medical experts call diabetes a growing epidemic. About one in three people will get the disease. About twenty-four million people already have it. Many people can prevent diabetes with simple lifestyle changes. But Medicare and most private insurance programs don't pay for prevention efforts.

Archbishop says health care reform needs to get it all right or not at all

2009
Dec 3, 2009

Archbishop John Neinstedt of the St. Paul and Minneapolis Archdiocese supports that letter to Senators, but he's also careful to say he does support healthcare reform.

St. Paul charter could be first of closure trend as schools succumb to Pawlenty's funding shifts

2009
Nov 25, 2009

A charter school in St. Paul plans to close next month because of financial problems. 'Skills for Tomorrow' school has continually lost enrollment in recent years, which has only hurt finances, but officials say the governor's shifts in education funding this summer also contributed.

DNR site says posting delayed

2009
Oct 23, 2009

The Minnesota DNR today (FRI) is expected to release its environmental study of a copper-nickel mine proposed for Northeastern Minnesota.

Plans for a copper - nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota moving ahead.

2009
Oct 23, 2009

Plans are moving ahead for a copper-nickel mine in Northeastern Minnesota. The draft of an environmental review of the project is expected today (FRI). So-called sulfide mining has never been done in Minnesota, but in other parts of the world, similar mines are polluting rivers and lakes.

General Assistance Medical Care running out of money faster than first projected.

2009
Oct 16, 2009

Thirty-three thousand of the poorest Minnesotans may lose state health coverage sooner than expected. Earlier this year, Governor Tim Pawlenty cut the General Assistance Medical Care program, which provides coverage for adults without dependents who don't qualify for other healthcare assistance.

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