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Politics

Conversation and news about local officials, government and campaigns.
Should Your State Legalize Pot?

Should Your State Legalize Pot?

With the economical benefits of legalized marijuana working for Colorado, is your state the next in line?
What Obama Could Learn From Pete Seeger for SOTU Address

What Obama Could Learn From Pete Seeger for SOTU Address

In Tuesday's State of the Union address, will President Obama channel the spirit of Pete Seeger?
Cyber Insecurity: What You Need to Know

Cyber Insecurity: What You Need to Know

A surge of cyber attacks affecting millions of Americans has many of us wondering what to do.
Your Guide to Feb. 4 Caucuses in Lakeville

Your Guide to Feb. 4 Caucuses in Lakeville

Lakeville residents live in senate districts 56, 57 and 58. Find your caucus location here.
Lakeville Forming School Road Safety Task Force

Lakeville Forming School Road Safety Task Force

Mayor Matt Little has asked residents to contact city officials with areas of concern.
New Lakeville Police Chief Takes Oath of Office

New Lakeville Police Chief Takes Oath of Office

Chief Jeff Long's committment to community involvement was a major part of the city's decision to hire him, Lakeville's city administrator explained.
UPDATED: Water Main Break in Lakeville Results in Water Shut Off

UPDATED: Water Main Break in Lakeville Results in Water Shut Off

The city named the affected areas as around Finch Way West and Findlay Way.
Progressive Rail Moving Railcars Jan. 22

Progressive Rail Moving Railcars Jan. 22

The company has agreed to provide Lakeville with advance notification of rail car movements.
Is Internet Freedom a Thing of the Past?

Is Internet Freedom a Thing of the Past?

A close look at the current battle over net neutrality, and how last week’s ruling will affect the future of internet freedom.
Left Lane Closures Scheduled for I-35

Left Lane Closures Scheduled for I-35

The lane closures are scheduled during daytime hours on Friday and will occur again sometime next week.
Rules for a Safe Winter Season

Rules for a Safe Winter Season

Dakota County Public Health suggests rules to follow for a safe winter.
Why is Poverty Moving to America's Suburbs?

Why is Poverty Moving to America's Suburbs?

A look at the growth of poverty in the suburbs of America.
Minneapolis Lawmaker Wants to Ban ‘Gay-to-Straight’ Therapy

Minneapolis Lawmaker Wants to Ban ‘Gay-to-Straight’ Therapy

Rep. Susan Allen says reparative or conversion therapy has been ‘discredited’ and should not be allowed for licensed practitioners.
City Approves New Rules for Saving Spots at Pan-O-Prog Parade

City Approves New Rules for Saving Spots at Pan-O-Prog Parade

Lakeville's new ordinance designates the time period during which items can be set out to reserve spots for cruise night and the parade.
New Bill Would Allow Sunday Liquor Sales

New Bill Would Allow Sunday Liquor Sales

‘Our citizens and businesses deserve a less restrictive regulatory climate,’ Eden Prairie Rep. Jenifer Loon says. What do you think of removing the Sunday liquor sales ban?
Bank On It: New Fed Chair Vital Role Model For Girls

Bank On It: New Fed Chair Vital Role Model For Girls

A look at the future with Janet Yellen as our first female leader of the Federal Reserve.
State Representative Wants to Require 'Kill Switches' on Cell Phones

State Representative Wants to Require 'Kill Switches' on Cell Phones

Rep. Joe Atkins said turning a stolen phone into ‘a paperweight’ would give thieves less reason to steal phones and prevent increasingly violent robberies.
2014 Tax Season to Open Jan. 31

2014 Tax Season to Open Jan. 31

E-file and Free File can speed refunds, the IRS says.
Unemployed or Know Someone Who Is? Latest on Benefits Debate

Unemployed or Know Someone Who Is? Latest on Benefits Debate

A look at the current debate over the extension of unemployment benefits.
Sen. Dave Thompson Says His Campaign Raised More than $120,000 in 2013

Sen. Dave Thompson Says His Campaign Raised More than $120,000 in 2013

Thompson seeks the Republican nomination for governor of Minnesota.