STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Notebook: Groups use gay marriage issue to raise campaign money
By Don Davis
Some say the gay marriage debate is behind Minnesotans, but it has a way of coming back again and again a year after Minnesotans voted to not ban same-sex marriage and four months after i... Posted on 11/25/13 at 9:03 AM
THE DULLUM FILE State Farm Insurance Building
Call me corn-fed, but I've always thought of the North Dakota Capitol building in Bismarck as cool, especially when you consider it was built in the 1930's during the Great Depression.
Working in Bism... Posted on 4/20/12 at 9:44 AM
STAFF BLOG COMPASS POINTS WITH BRAD DOKKEN Wednesday is Outdoor Heritage Day in St. Paul
Outdoors and conservation groups will take center stage Wednesday in St. Paul for Outdoor Heritage Day at the Capitol.
The event, which is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in The Great Hall on the g... Posted on 3/19/12 at 10:19 AM
ON MY MIND Walk around the capitol
Here are some photos I took whilewalking around the Minnesota State Capitol today. It was a gorgeous daywith perfect weather for the annual walk.
Blue sky, just right temperature, greenery, blooming ... Posted on 5/18/11 at 10:37 PM
BOY SCOUT BLOG PARTY OF THE CENTURY
What do you get when you combine the great outdoors, close to 3,000 Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and their leaders and families? The party of the Century! And, wow – what a party it was! The North... Posted on 6/11/10 at 11:41 AM
“The Minnesota Capitol has reached a tipping point,” the Minnesota Capitol Preservation Commission reported.
The building is deteriorating so rapidly that either major repairs get started within one to two years, or the historic structure will be impossible to preserve — and Minnesota may have to start thinking about replacing it.
No one expected Minnesota Democratic legislators to fully agree with Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton’s budget proposal, and they were right.
Not even Dayton thought all would be rosy: “I don’t expect this to be popular because we are trying to make up a $1 billion deficit.”
Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura was the king of deadpanning, a trait that got him in trouble more than once. He often would deliver lines, giving no indication he was joking. After some comments were taken wrong, he learned to end non-serious comments with his deep-throated: “Joke, joke, joke.”
So, have you heard the one about the trillion-dollar coin? It may sound like a joke. But if we aren’t ready to mint that coin or take some equivalent action, the joke will be on us — and a very sick joke it will be, too.
The commanding officer of the USS North Dakota took to the House podium for a rare address to the state legislature Friday afternoon.
Cmdr. Douglas V. Gordon, spoke to a room full of legislators about the submarine and it’s impact it will have on the U.S. Navy fleet after it is christened this fall and commissioned in 2014... and more.
People struggle to get to the “people house” this summer. “It is very difficult to get around the Capitol complex right now,” Christopher Guevin of the Administration Department said. That is because of construction projects nearby and on the Capitol grounds. Public parking remains available, but getting to it may be tough.
The golden ball atop Minnesota’s Capitol dome is as shiny as anyone alive today has seen it. It was unveiled last month, 434 feet above the ground, freshly repaired and with new gold leaf covering it. But below the second-largest self-supporting marble dome in the world, the 107-year-old Capitol building is hurting.
Minnesota has put off vital repairs to the 107-year-old building, and not just for years but for decades. Now the building’s at a 'tipping point,' in the bipartisan Minnesota State Capitol Preservation Commission’s words.
Overdue repairs pose financial dilemma The foot-tall chunk of marble sitting in a state administrative office once was part of the Minnesota Capitol’s ornamental scrollwork, one small detail on architect Cass Gilbert’s century-old jewel. Now, it’s mainly a reminder of this aging building’s many deferred needs.
When news breaks at the Capitol, the first aftershocks are often felt in the world of Twitter, the online social networking site that allows users to spread their message no more than 140 characters at a time.
A 65-foot white fir tree selected as the U.S. Capitol Christmas tree was cut down and removed from a picturesque setting in the Sierra Nevada mountains on Saturday, then loaded on a truck for a 4,500-mile journey from Northern California to Washington, D.C.
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