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In our ongoing coverage of the St. Paul City Council Elections we bring you the latest from the race in Ward 4.

Federal stimulus money from Washington provides some relief for Minnesota’s deficit problems. The deficit would be 6.4 billion dollars, but thanks to the federal stimulus, Minnesota’s deficit is now only 4.57 billion dollars. The federal help eases some of Minnesota’s fiscal troubles, but still leaves state legislators with the problem of how to lessen Minnesota’s debt.

The last few days of the Legislative session have brought a stalemate at the Capitol. As lawmakers and the Governor wrangle over tax increases, one legislator is saying it’s time to get honest with the people of Minnesota. KFAI Capitol Correspondent Marty Owings brings us the story.

05-12-09

Story by Bob Hines

On Tuesday, January 10th, two candidates will go before the voters in South Minneapolis in a special election to serve in the State House of Representatives.
District 61B was formerly served by Jeff Hayden, who will join the State Senate later this month as an elected replacement for Senator Linda Berlin. Berglin left the legislature last summer after a long career.

A group of ten Minnesota legislators recently traveled to Israel and the West Bank to visit religious and historical places in the area, as well as to meet local officials and talk about peace negotiations, Israeli security issues and to demand the release of a soldier and present letters of solidarity.

St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman gave his annual state of the city speech on March 12th.

Benno Groeneveld filed this report

Local civil rights groups are concerned about what appears to be the growing frequency and severity of anti-Muslim discrimination in Minnesota schools. The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations asked the US Departmnet of Education to investigate and address racial and religious harassment in the state’s schools.

Story by Michelle Alimoradi

When State Senator Larry Pogemiller accepted an appointment by Governor Mark Dayton to head the State Office of Higher Education last October, he ended a legislative career that spanned more than three decades in the state House and the Senate.

Story by Edwin Allen

Five DFL’ers who would like to replace long-time State Senator Larry Pogemiller will face off in a primary election today, December 6th, 2011.
Polls are open from 7am to 8pm. The canidates are Kari Dziedzic, Jacob Frey, Mohamud Noor, Paul Ostrow and Peter Wagenius.

What is the status of girls in Minnesota? A new study by Women’s Policy Research and the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota was introduced at the capitol on April 28.

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