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Rep. Rick Nolan’s Daughter Has Advanced Lung Cancer

Rep. Rick Nolan, from northern Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District, was not in Washington on Tuesday.

01/06/2015

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Nolan Fends Off GOP’s Mills In 8th District

Rep. Rick Nolan has fended off a strong GOP challenger to hold onto Minnesota’s 8th District in what was among the most expensive congressional races in the country. He beat Fleet Farm scion and political newcomer Stewart Mills to win a second term of his second stint in Congress. The Democrat previously served in the 1970s.

11/04/2014

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Reality Check: Guns And 8th District Candidates

The hotly contested 8th Congressional District campaign took another turn this week, over guns. The National Rifle Association is pouring nearly $750,000 into a negative ad which mocks incumbent Democratic Congressman Rick Nolan. The ad features an actor in a suit and a goofy hat, posing for election-year photos. “Nolan doesn’t get basic gun safety, and doesn’t know how many shells go in a duck gun,” the ad says.

10/30/2014

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Politicians Hit Voters With Direct Mail With 1 Week Until Election Day

Minnesota is one week out from Election Day, and many political campaigns are going “old school.” Thousands of Minnesota mailboxes are filling up with campaign literature.

10/28/2014

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8th District Race Heats Up With Stars, Strib Endorsement

Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District race is also shaping up to be one of the tightest contests on Election Day next week. Incumbent Democrat Rep. Rick Nolan just got a major Hollywood celebrity endorsement.

10/28/2014

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Biden Stumps In Hibbing For Democrat Nolan

Vice President Joe Biden has urged Democrats in northeast Minnesota’s Iron Range to get out the vote for U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan. Biden spoke Thursday at Hibbing Community College to try to give a boost to Nolan, a first-term Democratic incumbent who’s locked in a tight race with GOP candidate Stewart Mills.

10/23/2014

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Reality Check: Are 8th District Ads Backfiring?

Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District is unexpectedly among the most hotly-contested House races in the country. Outside groups are on a spending spree, pumping millions of dollars into television ads attacking Democrat Rick Nolan and Republican Stewart Mills. Mills, whose family founded the popular sporting goods chain stores Mills Fleet Farm,

10/20/2014

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Interview: Rep. Rick Nolan Discusses Money In Politics, ISIS & Guns

new poll suggests there could be an upset brewing in Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District. A KSTP/ SurveyUSA poll found that Republican Stewart Mills is leading incumbent Rep. Rick Nolan 47 percent to 39 percent, with 11 percent undecided. The margin of error is 4.4 percent.

10/19/2014

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Reality Check: Why Is So Much Political Ad Money Being Spent In N. Minn.?

The barrage of political campaign ads has begun in Minnesota. That’s no surprise. What is unexpected, however, is all the early spending on two Minnesota Congressional seats. For more than two decades, 7th District Democratic Congressman Collin Peterson was untouchable– and unbeatable. So why are Democrats spending a fortune to run this attack ad on his little known opponent, Torey Westrom?

09/17/2014

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Stewart Mills Talks 8th District, Running Against Nolan

Stewart Mills is mounting a challenge to Nolan that is receiving national attention. Mills talked about the upcoming election and race against Nolan for that seat on WCCO Sunday Morning with Esme Murphy.

07/13/2014

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Incumbent Edged In Early Minn. 8th Money Chase

Another race to watch is shaping up in Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District, judging by early campaign finance reports. Democratic Rep. Rick Nolan was outraised by Republican challenger Stewart Mills between July and September.

10/16/2013

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VP Of Mills Fleet Farm Jumps Into Race For MN’s 8th

A candidate with a well-known Minnesota name has jumped into the race for Congress. Stewart Mills, a third generation vice president of the Midwest retail chain store Mills Fleet Farm, is a Republican running to unseat the incumbent Democratic Congressman Rick Nolan.

10/10/2013

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Rep. Rick Nolan Opposes Taking Military Action Against Syria

U.S. Representative for Minnesota’s 8th congressional district Rick Nolan is challenging the evidence that’s been presented on the reported use of chemical weapons by Syria against its people.

09/03/2013

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Grandson Of Fleet Farm Founder Eyes Congress Bid

A Brainerd businessman with a familiar family name is pushing ahead with a bid for Congress as a Republican in the recently competitive 8th District in northern Minnesota. Stewart Mills, grandson of the founder of Fleet Farm chain of stores, planned to file paperwork Wednesday to raise money toward a challenge to Democratic Rep. Rick Nolan.

06/26/2013

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Nolan Tops Cravaack, Shares His Plan For Future

Democrat Rick Nolan began preparing Wednesday for a return to Congress after 32 years away, while Rep. Michele Bachmann, who barely survived her toughest race yet, said she’s ready to get back to work.

11/07/2012

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Democrat Nolan Unseats Cravaack In NE Minn.

Democrat Rick Nolan has beaten Republican Rep. Chip Cravaack (kruh-VAK’) to recapture a northeastern Minnesota seat long considered Democratic turf.

11/07/2012

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5 Things To Know About Minnesota’s Election

Minnesota voters are weighing in on dozens of races, including ballot initiatives about gay marriage and voter ID, the presidential race, representatives for Congress and the U.S. Senate.

11/05/2012

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Nolan Raises More Than Cravaack, But Has Less

Democrat Rick Nolan collected slightly more money than Republican Rep. Chip Cravaack in the latest quarter, but had significantly less in the bank for the final weeks of a hard-fought race in northeastern Minnesota.

10/12/2012

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Cravaack Has $1.1M For Final Push In 8th District

Republican Rep. Chip Cravaack says he started October with $1.1 million in the bank for the final weeks of a tough race against Democrat Rick Nolan.

10/11/2012

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Cravaack, Nolan Go Beyond TV Ads In 1st Debate

After weeks of TV ads focused on Medicare, Republican Chip Cravaack and Democrat Rick Nolan got into it over jobs and other issues in their first debate.

10/09/2012

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Reality Check: Deceptive Ads In The 8th District

The future of Medicare is center-stage in Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District.

10/05/2012

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Dayton Endorses Nolan In Congressional Race

Gov. Mark Dayton is making an endorsement in the race for Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District.

07/31/2012

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Bill Clinton Endorses Tarryl Clark

Democrat Tarryl Clark has picked up the support of former President Bill Clinton as she faces two primary rivals in northeastern Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District.

07/27/2012

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In Tough Race, Cravaack Says He’s ‘Centrist’

After being swept into office on a tea party tide, Republican Rep. Chip Cravaack is now portraying himself as a middle-of-the-road lawmaker as he tries to keep his job in a northeastern Minnesota district with a long tradition of electing Democrats.

06/15/2012

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DFL Endorses Nolan To Oppose Cravaack

The state DFL party has endorsed former congressman Rick Nolan to oppose Republican U.S. Rep. Chip Cravaack in the state’s 8th Congressional District.

05/05/2012

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