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In First Term, Franken Makes Tech His Niche

Patting his notes for emphasis, Sen. Al Franken made an impassioned case: The Internet needs to be free for all, he said, not customized so that big corporations can optimize it.

10/04/2014

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Reality Check: NRCC Ad Against 8th District Congressman Rick Nolan

Minnesota 8th District Congressman Rick Nolan is the target of a barrage of Republican advertising with a tough, emotional edge. The ads from the Republican Congressional Committee make the claim that the Democratic Congressman is soft on terrorists.

09/30/2014

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Franken Ups His Campaign Bank Balance To $5.9M

Minnesota Sen. Al Franken has nearly $6 million in reserve as his re-election bid heads deeper into campaign season. Franken’s campaign released totals Friday for the first three months of 2014. The first-term Democrat reported raising $2.72 million, leaving him with $5.9 million in cash on hand as of April 1.

04/11/2014

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Minn. House Considers $322M Budget Plan

Minnesota’s Democratic-controlled House is considering a budget that spends another $322 million of the state’s surplus. Before discussion of the package began on Thursday, DFL leaders touted increased money for K-12 schools, caregivers for the elderly and disabled and roads battered by winter.

04/03/2014

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3-12-14 Senator Al Franken On The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

Click the above link to hear the Senator discuss the field for this year’s MINNESOTA CONGRESSIONAL HOT DISH Competition.

03/12/2014

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2-25-14 Senator Tom Bakk Joins The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

The Senate Majority Leader talks with Dave about the start of another session. Click the above link to hear the highlights …..

02/25/2014

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2-25-14 The Morning Take With Blois Olson On The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

Day one of the 2014 session is here. Listen to Blois preview the session by clicking the link above!

02/25/2014

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Minn.’s Dayton To Name New Running Mate Tuesday

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has picked his new running mate and will announce the decision on Tuesday. Dayton’s campaign said the new political team would appear at a union hall near the Capitol. The Democrat seeking a second term is replacing Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon on this year’s ticket after she said she would only serve one term.

02/03/2014

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1-28-14 MICHELE BACHMANN On The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

Click the link to hear the Congresswoman discuss her final State of the Union address, the Farm Bill and her plans for 2016.

01/28/2014

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Franken Posts Another Strong Fundraising Quarter

Minnesota Sen. Al Franken reports raising $2.1 million in the final three months of last year, and now has $4.8 million in the bank for his upcoming re-election campaign.

01/13/2014

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What You Drink Says A Lot About Your Politics

You are what you drink

01/03/2014

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11-12-13 The Morning Take On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Target Center makeover becomes reality…

11/12/2013

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11-11 The Morning Take On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Pay raises around state government….why?

11/11/2013

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1st Republican Starts Bid For Minn. Elections Post

A political newcomer hoping to make Minnesota history is pressing ahead with his bid for an open secretary of state post. Republican Dennis Nguyen was gathering family, friends and supporters Sunday at the Capitol to make his formal campaign announcement.

11/10/2013

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10-31-13 The Morning Take On The Morning News With Dave Lee

A new gig for R.T. Rybak, Blois has details…..

10/31/2013

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10-30-13 The Morning Take On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Who won last night’s debate? Blois and Dave discuss

10/30/2013

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10-29-13 The Morning Take On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Join Blois and John Williams tonight at 7:30 for the final Minneapolis Mayoral debate.

10/29/2013

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10-28-13 Julianne Ortman On The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

Is she the front runner to face Al Franken in 2014?

10/28/2013

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10-28-13 The Morning Take On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Blois Olson returns after a week’s vacation…..

10/28/2013

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10-25-13 The Morning Take On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Hamline Law Professor David Schultz pinch hits for Blois Olson.

10/25/2013

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The Morning Take On The Morning News With Dave Lee

7th District Congressman Collin Peterson discusses the Farm Bill with Dave Lee.

10/23/2013

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10-22-13 The Morning Take On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Mark Dayton talking with reporters today about his medical issues.

10/22/2013

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10-15-13 Congressman Keith Ellison With Dave Lee

Can the House hold up their end of the bargain?

10/15/2013

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Minn. Dem Walz Declares Opposition To Syria Strike

Democratic Rep. Tim Walz says he’s opposed to current proposals for U.S. military strikes in Syria.

09/09/2013

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GOPer Hagedorn Joins 1st District Race

Another Republican is seeking the party’s nod to run against Democratic U.S. Rep. Tim Walz in southern Minnesota’s 1st District. Jim Hagedorn announced his candidacy on Wednesday at a farm in Good Thunder. He is the son of former GOP Congressman Tom Hagedorn, and a former legislative staffer and federal employee. He is calling for the repeal of Obamacare.

09/04/2013

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