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Don Shelby Says He’s Not Running For Congress

Former WCCO TV anchor Don Shelby has made it official: He’s not running for Congress against third term Republican incumbent Erik Paulsen.

08/09/2013

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State Fair Business Owner Runs For Mpls. Mayor

With just three months left before the election, the number of people vying for Mayor R.T. Rybak’s job is growing. Mark Andrew formally filed for office this morning. The Democrat is a life-long Minneapolis resident and owns two State Fair businesses. He also founded a company that helps make businesses environmentally sustainable. Andrew also served 16 years on the Hennepin County Board.

08/05/2013

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Rep. State Sen. Pederson Jumps In 6th District Race

Republican State Senator John Pederson has joined the race to try to succeed Congresswoman Michele Bachmann in Minnesota’s 6th District. “I have very strong beliefs about the future of our country,” Pederson said. “I believe I have the qualifications that will enable me to effectively represent the interests of the people in the 6th Congressional District.”

07/11/2013

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Minn. Dem Among Group Urging NFL To Change Redskins’ Name

A Minnesota Democrat is among 10 members of Congress urging the National Football League and the Washington Redskins to change the team’s name.

06/03/2013

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1-Party Rule Clearly Alters State Course In Minnesota

Here’s where Minnesota Democrats and Republicans agree: The just-finished legislative session sent the state and its government on a dramatically different course than it traveled the last couple of decades.

05/21/2013

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Minn. House Speaker: No Gun Bills This Year

House Speaker Paul Thissen says the Minnesota House will not vote on any gun control bills this year.

05/01/2013

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Minn. Business Exec Drops Dem Bid For Congress

The Minnesota founder of the popular CaringBridge Web site is abruptly ending a bid for Congress that she launched just weeks ago.

04/24/2013

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Boost For Early Education In Minn. House Budget

Minnesota schools would receive state funding for all-day kindergarten and an extra $200 per pupil on average in House Democrats’ plans for education spending.

04/09/2013

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Senate Panel OKs Gun Bill With Background Checks

A Senate panel has passed a bill that would impose background checks on all gun sales, but that measure has many obstacles to tackle before becoming law in Minnesota.

03/14/2013

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Franken Seeks To Expand Mental Health Care

Sen. Al Franken is unveiling a bill to increase funding for mental health problems in prisons and jails.

01/09/2013

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Franken Discusses Safety Issues At Eagan School

Three weeks after the elementary school shootings in Newtown, Conn., Sen. Al Franken visited an Eagan middle school to discuss school safety and mental health issues.

01/07/2013

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GOP’s Quist Seeks Comeback To Minn. Legislature

Former state lawmaker and longtime Republican activist Allen Quist says wants to return to the Minnesota Legislature.

01/04/2013

Activists Erect Faux Shantytown To Draw Attention To Federal Budget Cuts

Tim Penny: Fiscal Cliff Gridlock May Lead To Third Party Success

Former Minnesota Congressman Tim Penny isn’t the first and won’t be the last person to express his disgust with the ongoing fiscal cliff mess.

12/13/2012

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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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GOP’s Kline Defeats Obermueller In Minn.’s 2nd

Republican Rep. John Kline has defeated Democrat Mike Obermueller in Minnesota’s 2nd District.

11/06/2012

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Bachmann, Graves Meet For Final Debate In 6th

Republican U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann says she’s a bipartisan problem solver. Her challenger, Democrat Jim Graves, says he has private sector experience.

11/04/2012

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GOP’s Cravaack Out To Prove 2010 Win Was No Fluke

Two years ago, Republican Chip Cravaack traveled throughout northeastern Minnesota in a huge RV with his picture on the side, introducing himself to voters who had sent Democratic stalwart Jim Oberstar to Washington 18 times.

11/01/2012

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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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Wellstone Remembered At Crash Site 10 Years Later

The late Sen. Paul Wellstone and those who died with him in a plane crash 10 years ago are being remembered near Eveleth on Thursday.

10/25/2012

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Reality Check: The New Anti-Rick Nolan Ad

A new television ad from a national conservative group takes on a Democratic candidate for Congress in Minnesota for comments he made — nearly 40 years ago.

09/20/2012

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Quist Over Parry In Minnesota’s 1st District

Former state Rep. Allen Quist made a political comeback Tuesday, beating state Sen. Mike Parry in the Republican primary to challenge U.S. Rep. Tim Walz in southern Minnesota.

08/14/2012

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A Last Push For Votes Before Minnesota’s Primary

Democrats seeking a northeastern Minnesota congressional seat waited for workers to end shifts at mines and mills and invaded restaurants Monday in a final push for votes ahead of a too-close-to-call primary.

08/13/2012

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Bills’ New Video Mimics Wellstone Ad, Enrages Democrats

A new web ad from Republican U.S. Senate candidate Kurt Bills, who is challenging Sen. Amy Klobuchar, is causing a lot of controversy.

08/02/2012

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Nolan, Anderson Lag In Fundraising In Dem Primary

Two Democrats running in a northeastern Minnesota primary are lagging in the money chase.

07/16/2012

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Opinion: ‘Retroactively Retired’, A Laugher Even By Washington Standards

The demand for W. Mitt Romney to release his tax returns has become bipartisan. Conservative elected officials and pundits know that Romney is taking on so much water over his secrecy and questions of his honesty and that he has no other choice.

07/16/2012

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