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Klobuchar Barbs Obama At Gridiron Dinner

Always a target for humorous barbs, President Barack Obama is tossing out a few of his own during the annual Gridiron Club and Foundation dinner. The event features political leaders, journalists and media executives poking fun at each other.

03/09/2013

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Sen. Franken Calls Hagel ‘War Hero’

Minnesota Sen. Al Franken is praising President Barack Obama’s pick of former Nebraska Republican Senator Chuck Hagel as his next defense secretary.

01/07/2013

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Minn. Congress Members To Take Oath At U.S. Capitol

Minnesota’s members of Congress who were elected in November are being sworn in at the U.S. Capitol.

01/03/2013

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Minnesota Reacts To Conn. School Shootings

Gov. Mark Dayton issued a statement on Friday afternoon in response to news that a gunman opened fire inside a Connecticut elementary school, killing 26 people, including 20 children.

12/14/2012

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NHL Lockout Devastates Local Businesses

Optimism that the NHL lockout could soon be over has been replaced by more disappointment in St. Paul.

12/07/2012

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Sen. Klobuchar Expects Compromise Over Financial Cliff

Sen. Amy Klobuchar said she expects a compromise to be reached in the U.S. Senate regarding the buzzed-about “financial cliff.” Klobuchar appeared on “CBS This Morning” Wednesday, and said “the election demanded such a deal.”

11/28/2012

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Minn. Goes Dem. As Obama, Klobuchar, Nolan Win

Minnesota voters have reinforced the state’s liberal reputation by handing Democrats near-total victory in Tuesday’s election.

11/07/2012

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Bills Urges Stronger State GOP Unity After Loss

U.S. Senate candidate Kurt Bills says Republicans will “win this state down the road,” despite his landslide loss to Democrat Amy Klobuchar in Minnesota.

11/06/2012

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Marriage Amendment Opponents Rally At U of Minn.

Opponents of Minnesota’s constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage are pushing to get out the vote as the race enters its pivotal final week.

10/29/2012

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SCSU Survey: Klobuchar Holds Large Lead Over Bills

A new survey from St. Cloud State University found that Sen. Amy Klobuchar has a large and probably insurmountable lead over Republican challenger Kurt Bills.

10/29/2012

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Marriage Amendment Foes Plan Major U Of M Rally

The campaign working to defeat the constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage is holding a major rally at the University of Minnesota to kick off its get-out-the-vote efforts.

10/29/2012

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Bills’ Ad Accuses Klobuchar Of Shielding Tom Petters

A new television ad from Republican US Sen. candidate Kurt Bills is making waves. It claims incumbent Minnesota Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar covered up evidence of massive fraud by convicted swindler Tom Petters.

10/26/2012

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Esme’s Blog: Kurt Bills Ad Slammed

During last night’s Vikings game, Kurt Bills ran an ad claiming Amy Klobuchar covered up for Tom Petters and failed to prosecute him while she was Hennepin County Attorney.

10/26/2012

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Bills Questions Klobuchar Handling Of Old Case

Republican Kurt Bills on Monday questioned Democratic U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s handling of a case during her days as Hennepin County prosecutor.

10/22/2012

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Bills Lags Klobuchar On Minn. Senate Money Front

Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar had a 70-to-1 cash advantage over Republican challenger Kurt Bills as their low-visibility race reached its final month.

10/18/2012

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Minn. Senate Bid Struggling, Bills Looks For hope

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Kurt Bills is taking positive signs where he can get them as he struggles for support in a race he’s given little chance of winning.

10/16/2012

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Klobuchar Enters Final Stretch With Almost $5M

Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar is expected to have a commanding financial advantage for the final weeks of her re-election campaign against Republican Kurt Bills.

10/12/2012

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Bills Aiming To Raise The Heat On Klobuchar

Republican US Sen. candidate Kurt Bills raised the heat level on incumbent Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar, saying she is the kind of politician who “protects their posterior instead of prosperity.”

10/10/2012

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Minnesota Lawmakers Offer Condolences After Shooting

Gov. Mark Dayton is among those offering condolences in the wake of the fatal workplace shooting in Minneapolis. Dayton issued a statement in which he said there was no place for the senseless violence anywhere in Minnesota.

09/28/2012

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Klobuchar Readies First TV Ad Of Minn. Senate Race

Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar has put down money for the first TV commercial of what’s been an unusually quiet U.S. Senate campaign.

09/26/2012

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Klobuchar Pays DNC Visit To Iowa Activists

Sen. Amy Klobuchar made time at the Democratic National Convention to speak to a breakfast meeting of the Iowa delegation, a regular stop for politicians with presidential ambitions.

09/05/2012

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Klobuchar, Bills Jab Each Other In Feisty Debate

U.S. Senate candidates Amy Klobuchar and Kurt Bills met for the first wide-ranging debate of the campaign Thursday, a lively Minnesota State Fair exchange that showcased deep policy differences between the candidates and no reluctance from either to fling tough rhetoric.

08/30/2012

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Metro Transit Introduces Next-Generation Hybrid Buses At State Fair

The next generation of hybrid-electric public transit buses was unveiled on Day 2 of the Minnesota State Fair on Friday. According to Metro Transit officials, two new hybrid-electric buses will operate on routes serving the heart of downtown Minneapolis and surrounding communities. They were funded by a $1.2 million federal grant and were built in-state.

08/24/2012

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Officials Push For More Lewis And Clark Funding

Officials including members of Congress are pushing the Bureau of Reclamation’s top official to endorse more funding for the Lewis and Clark Regional Water System in South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa.

08/21/2012

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