First-graders are behind a push to make the black bear the state mammal, and a bill filed in the House on Wednesday would make it so. But, as MPR's Bob Collins points out, past ideas for state mammals haven't fared well at the Legislature.
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Schoolchildren renew push to make black bear Minnesota's state mammal
First-graders in Andover were inspired by the popular den cam of Lily the Bear. Their effort languished at the Capitol last year as lawmakers wrestled with the budget. But this year a hearing on their suggestion has been scheduled. The kids say Minnesota is one of only four states without a state mammal.
Recounts likely in 2 razor-thin state lawmaker wins
Election wins in at least two races for seats in the Minnesota Legislature are so slight that both appear to fall within the half-percent margin that automatically triggers a recount, Politics in Minnesota reports. State Rep. Mary Franson won by just a single vote, early tallies indicate. And Kevin Dahle had a slight edge over retired FBI agent and GOP candidate Michael Dudley, just 0.2 percent more than Dudley’s share of the vote.
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