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Minn. Senators, Sviggum Fined Over GOP Brochure

A panel of administrative law judges has found that 11 Republican state senators and former House Speaker Steve Sviggum broke a state law by distributing taxpayer-paid literature that included a political fundraising link.


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Lawmakers Look Toward Aug. 24 Special Session

Two key lawmakers say a special session to provide flood relief to northeastern and central Minnesota is on track for next week.


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Lawmakers: House Will Vote On Stadium Bill Monday

The Minnesota Senate’s top Republican says a financing plan for a new Vikings stadium won’t be part of a construction projects package.


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Vikings Fan Occupies Capitol; Says He’ll Stay ‘Until It’s Approved Or They Move’

While the Vikings stadium bill remains inactive at the Capitol, the fans continued their “purple presence” outside.


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Minn. GOP Senators Want Vote On ‘Right To Work’

A group of Republican state senators say they want the full Senate to vote on a constitutional amendment that would make union membership voluntary in Minnesota, despite signs the bill is stalled at the Capitol.


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Minn. Lawmakers Return With Hopes Of A Quick Exit

A modest surplus means Minnesota lawmakers don’t have to tinker with the state budget.


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Minn. Senate Leader: No Complaint In Koch Matter

New Senate Majority Leader Dave Senjem says he doesn’t plan to file an ethics complaint against Sen. Amy Koch or other senators in connection with events leading up to Koch’s abrupt resignation as majority leader last year.


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Republican Caucus Names Sviggum Executive Assistant

The Senate Republican Caucus has named former Minnesota House Speaker Steve Sviggum as its executive assistant and communications director.


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Ortman To Serve As Deputy Minn. Senate Leader

Republican state Sen. Julianne Ortman will serve as deputy leader of the Minnesota Senate. New Majority Leader Dave Senjem announced Tuesday that he picked Ortman as his second-in-command.


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Time’s Up On Vikings Metrodome Lease

To use a sports cliché — the clock’s run out.


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Minnesota Senate GOP Picks New Majority Leader

Minneosta Senate Republicans have elected Dave Senjem of Rochester as their new majority leader.


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Minn. Senate GOP Secretive In Picking New Leader

The contest among state Senate Republicans to replace fallen majority leader Amy Koch is happening behind closed doors at the State Capitol, with most of the leading candidates not willing to publicly announce their intentions as of Thursday even as next week’s election approaches.