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State Senators: Open Up On Miller’s Ouster

Democratic state senators are pressing for more answers on why the coach of Minnesota Duluth women’s hockey team is being let go.

02/23/2015

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Minn. Politicians Make Final Push For Votes Before Election Day

Republicans and Democrats are fanning out across the state for the final few days of fall campaigning. Top candidates for both political parties are making the final push for votes before Election Day on Tuesday.

10/29/2014

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Study: Minnesota 2nd Most Liberal State

Minnesota is only behind Washington in a ranking that shows the most liberal states, according to a study by The Hill. To determine the ranking, the study looked at history and voting trends in all 50 states, votes in recent presidential elections, breakdown of congressional delegations, the parties of the past three governors and control of the state legislatures.

10/28/2014

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Peterson Ramps Up Fundraising For Firm Cash Lead

Rep. Collin Peterson holds a steady cash advantage over his Republican challenger for his surprisingly competitive re-election bid.

10/15/2014

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Educators Get Differing Ideas From Dayton, Johnson

Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton pledged Friday to carry on his “no excuses, no exceptions” promise to boost public school funding each year if re-elected this fall. His Republican challenger Jeff Johnson told school leaders they can expect more flexibility with state dollars if he wins.

10/03/2014

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Minn. Senate Candidate McFadden Posts $1.1M Haul

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden has raised $1.1 million in the last three months to finance his run against Democratic Sen. Al Franken. McFadden’s campaign says its second quarter haul — its largest since McFadden entered the race last year — buoyed his war chest to more than $2 million. McFadden launched his first statewide ad campaign last week starring the candidate as a football coach.

07/10/2014

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VP Of Mills Fleet Farm Jumps Into Race For MN’s 8th

A candidate with a well-known Minnesota name has jumped into the race for Congress. Stewart Mills, a third generation vice president of the Midwest retail chain store Mills Fleet Farm, is a Republican running to unseat the incumbent Democratic Congressman Rick Nolan.

10/10/2013

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Dayton Taps Lawyer For Minn. Campaign Board

A Democratic lawyer who once ran for Minnesota secretary of state has been chosen to sit on the state’s campaign regulatory board.

10/04/2013

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DFL Lawmaker To Run For Minn. Secretary Of State

A longtime Democratic legislator says she’s moving ahead with a campaign for Minnesota secretary of state.

06/20/2013

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First DFLer Joins Rebooted Minn. 6th District Race

A Circle Pines environmental activist says she’ll seek the Democratic endorsement to run for Congress in Minnesota’s 6th District.

06/10/2013

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Anti-Tax Group’s Minn. Rally Attracts Big Figure

Well-known anti-tax figure Grover Norquist is bringing his message to Minnesota, which is in the heat of a big tax debate.

04/27/2013

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Gov. Dayton Lashes Out At Chamber Of Commerce

Gov. Mark Dayton told hundreds of state business leaders on Wednesday he’s not backing down from a plan to raise taxes on high income Minnesotans.

03/13/2013

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Latest Deficit Will Drive Minn. Capitol Session

New year, new faces, same old challenge in the Minnesota Legislature: a state budget that’s out of whack.

01/03/2013

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DFL Rep. Morrow Resigning House Seat For New Job

A Democratic state representative reelected last month to his St. Peter-area seat is resigning for a new job.

12/19/2012

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Nolan Joins Wave Of TV Ads In Minn.’s 8th District

Democratic congressional candidate Rick Nolan is joining a chorus of TV ads in Minnesota’s 8th District.

09/16/2012

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Minn. House Takes No Action Against Gauthier

The Republican-controlled Minnesota House has adjourned without taking action against a Democratic member involved in a rest-stop sexual encounter with a 17-year-old boy.

08/24/2012

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Dems Regroup After Lawmaker In Scandal Drops Out

Minnesota Democrats shifted their focus Thursday to the field of candidates who could run in place of a state lawmaker involved in a sexual encounter with a 17-year-old boy at a rest stop, one day after Rep. Kerry Gauthier said he would drop his re-election bid.

08/23/2012

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Minn. Democrat McCollum Stays On 7th Term Track

Democratic Rep. Betty McCollum has defeated two challengers from within her party on her way to Minnesota’s fall ballot.

08/14/2012

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Rarity For 8th District Dems: Primary Race

Democratic voters in northeastern Minnesota’s 8th District find themselves in the unfamiliar position of having choices in a primary election for the first time in two decades.

07/30/2012

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Groups Filing Signatures To Recall Wis. Governor

Supporters of an unprecedented effort to oust Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker from office said they will turn in more than enough signatures Tuesday to force the Republican into a recall election barely a year into his first term.

01/17/2012

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Wis. Recall Petition Exceeds Goal – 200,000 Extra Names

In the rented offices of the Dunn County Democratic party, the signs and posters are put away, and stacks of “Recall Walker” cardboard pickets are neatly stacked in piles, leaning against the walls.

01/16/2012

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Minn. Political Map Would Pair Bachmann, McCollum

A proposed remake of a Minnesota congressional district map would lump Democratic Rep. Betty McCollum into a district with Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann, the presidential hopeful who hasn’t ruled out another bid for Congress should her current campaign fail.

11/18/2011

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Longtime Minn. Lawmaker Stops Cancer Treatment

A longtime Democratic state senator from Brooklyn Park has stopped cancer treatment and is in hospice care.

06/03/2011

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Minn. Lands $187M Under Federal Health Care Law

Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton’s push to involve Minnesota in the federal health care overhaul has resulted in a $187.4 million grant to keep elderly and disabled Medicaid patients out of institutional care.

02/22/2011

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Hibbing Attorney Wins Dem. Primary

A Hibbing attorney has won a Democratic primary for a Minnesota House seat last held by former state Rep. Tony Sertich.

02/02/2011

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