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State Sen. Ortman Considering Challenge To Franken

Republican state Sen. Julianne Ortman says she is “seriously considering” a challenge to Sen. Al Franken next year. Ortman tells The Associated Press on Monday that it’s a tough decision she’ll make after discussions with her family and political advisors in the coming weeks. The state senator from Chanhassen has been discussed as a possible candidate but she had not publicly addressed the speculation until Monday.

06/10/2013

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GOP Businessman To Challenge Minn.’s Franken

Republican Mike McFadden, a political newcomer with a business background already being dissected, declared his candidacy Wednesday for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Minnesota Democrat Al Franken.

05/29/2013

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Esme’s Blog: Tracking Refinery Shutdowns

Driving yesterday I found myself suddenly, and very briefly, excited to see gas at $4.09 a gallon. Just the evening before, I had seen it at $4.39 a gallon. Then I got angry.

05/25/2013

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Franken: $1.6 Million Available For Community Health Clinics

Senator Al Franken announced Friday that 16 Minnesota community health centers will be eligible to apply for more than $1.6 million in funds to help uninsured patients. According to Sen. Franken’s office, the funds are a portion of the $150 million made available to help community health centers via the 2010 health reform law. Franken says community health centers regularly help uninsured citizens, and the funding will help them to continue their important work.

05/10/2013

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State, Federal Proposals Seek To Add Tax To Online Sales

Consumers may not like it, but a lot of small businesses say it will help them survive. We’re talking about state sales tax being applied to online purchases.

04/24/2013

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Minn.’s Kline Says No To Senate, Governor Run

Rep. John Kline, the dean of Minnesota’s GOP delegation in Congress, on Friday ruled out a bid for the U.S. Senate or governor next year, saying he wanted to make his intentions clear so other possible candidates will step forward.

04/19/2013

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Paulsen: Still No Decision On Senate

Rep. John Kline has taken his name off the table for statewide office in Minnesota, but his House colleague Erik Paulsen isn’t ready to do the same.

04/19/2013

Sen. Klobuchar’s Hormel ‘I Can’t Believe It’s Not SPAM’ Pepperoni Pizza Hotdish

Recipe from Al. Franken’s website Ingredients 2 cups sliced Hormel Pepperoni 2 pounds hamburger meat 1 box Ronzoni rotini pasta 1/2 large yellow onion 10 1/2 oz can Del Monte pizza sauce 15 oz can […]

04/10/2013

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Sen. Franken Joins Police Chief To Promote Law That Protects Women

One in three women are assaulted by someone they know. Now the re-authorization of the Violence Against Women Act will help protect women in Minnesota.

04/01/2013

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Franken: Device Tax Repeal Will Win Support

Minnesota Sen. Al Franken says he’s confident House lawmakers and President Obama will support repealing the medical device tax, a provision of the Senate budget passed last week.

03/25/2013

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John Williams 2013 Bracket Challenge-“Top Historical Figure In Minnesota Politics.” Wellstone Bracket-Sweet Sixteen

These 4 contestants are left….winners announced Monday afternoon at 3!

03/21/2013

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Poetry Contest Open To Minn. Military Children

Children of military families in Minnesota are being invited to enter Sen. Al Franken’s second annual poetry contest.

03/09/2013

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Coleman Not Running For Office In 2014

Late Thursday night, former Senator Norm Coleman announced on Twitter that he will not run for public office next year.

03/08/2013

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Franken: Details Coming On Health Care Changes

Minnesota Sen. Al Franken says he thinks the Obama administration will soon release details of how states can provide health insurance to lower-income people as part of the federal healthcare overhaul.

01/11/2013

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