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Minn. Bans Controversial Germ-Killer

Antibacterial triclosan gets the boot from soaps

(Newser) - It's widely used nationwide as a germ-killing ingredient in soaps, deodorants, and even toothpaste, but just months after the FDA warned that triclosan may be harmful , Minnesota is now becoming the first state to ban it. The bill Gov. Mark Dayton signed Friday prohibits the use of triclosan in... More »

Minnesota Ends Shutdown

Budget compromise closes $5B shortfall, heads to Gov. Mark Dayton

(Newser) - Minnesota legislators approved a budget today, ending the state's three-week-old shutdown with a 3:30am vote that will likely put some 22,000 state workers back on the clock by tomorrow. Gov. Mark Dayton is expected the sign the series of bills this morning. In order to close a... More »

Minnesota Leaders Reach Deal to End Shutdown

It should be over 'within days,' says governor

(Newser) - Minnesota might be open for business in a matter of days. The Democratic governor and Republican leaders reached a budget deal today after a three-hour negotiating session, reports the Minneapolis Star Tribune . The deal still needs final legislative approval, but Gov. Mark Dayton said the two-week shutdown will be over... More »

In Budget Gridlock, Minnesota Shuts Down

Dem governor, GOP legislature show no signs of backing down

(Newser) - Minnesota shut down today, leaving 20,000 state employees without work, and with state Republicans and Democrats unable to wrangle a new budget, it could stay shut down for some time. Minnesota faces a $5 billion deficit on $34 billion in revenues over its next two-year budget cycle—unsurprisingly, new... More »

9 Races Still Up in Air

Minnesota governor's race headed for recount

(Newser) - More than a week after America went to the polls, seven House races are still too close to call and two statewide elections are undecided. The results look certain to make the historic Republican win in the House even bigger, the Los Angeles Times notes, with Democratic candidates defending all... More »

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