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JEREMY MILLER

Legislative leaders on Thursday morning told MinnPost that they'd reached a tentative deal on the two big issues and planned to bring the plan to the floor in each chamber later in the day.
The comment on Tuesday could forge a new path for $250 million in hero pay and drought relief that had been stuck at the Capitol.
A month after a deadline to reach a deal on hero pay for front-line workers, discussions continued but policymakers seemed skeptical about the prospects of a special session.
Lawmakers and commissioners were nearing a deal on how to appropriate $250 million to front-line workers ahead of a possible special session, a top Senate leader said Thursday, Sept. 9.

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The former Senate president was elected Sept. 8 to lead the caucus after former Majority Leader Paul Gazelka stepped down to pursue a bid for governor.
After about a dozen years of waiting, the Lanesboro dam has been refurbished to last for decades to come.
The Minnesota Senate on Thursday, March 5, unanimously approved $30 million in funding for the state's Disaster Assistance Contingency Account ahead of what is expected to be a flood-prone spring in much of Minnesota.
"This tour highlights how important it is to promote energy efficiency," said Minnesota State Sen. Jeremy Miller, R-Winona, who represents District 28. "Long term, energy savings give us more light for less wattage."
WINONA — After 11 years and $146 million, Winona has its twin bridges — the old and the new — open side-by-side for traffic across the Mississippi River.
In 2015, the Blandin Foundation and the Minnesota Office of Broadband Development hosted a conference entitled "Border to Border Broadband: Better Together."

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After state senators listened to a pitch to build a $10 million veterans home in Fillmore County, Vietnam veteran Ron Scheevel stood up to make a personal plea.
Aaron Pastrick surveyed shelves of six-packs as he tried to decide what kind of beer to bring home on a recent Sunday. While not a frequent Sunday shopper,"It is nice to be able to do that," he said.

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