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Reports To Show How Much Money Was Raised, Spent By Campaigning MN LawmakersLawmakers and political groups are setting the stage for the battle for control of the Legislature. Their quest for cash is shaping up, too.
Poll: Opinions Vary On How To Spend $1.2B MN SurplusA new poll shows Minnesotans are divided on how to spend a $1.2 billion state surplus. About 30 percent of respondents want the money refunded to taxpayers. Roughly the same number of people say the state should save the surplus and another 31 percent say spent it.
Reality Check: The Power Of The Iowa CaucusThe Iowa caucus is one week from Monday, along with the official kick-off to actual voting in the 2016 presidential election.
Bernie Sanders Gets His Own Ice Cream FlavorBen Cohen of Ben & Jerry's ice cream fame is backing Bernie Sanders' bid for the Democratic presidential nomination with a personal flavor called "Bernie's Yearning."
Bernie Sanders Coming To Minnesota Next WeekDemocratic presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders will be taking his campaign to Minnesota. Sanders is set to hold rallies in Duluth and St. Paul next week, and will be talking about many of the issues that have formed the core of his campaign.
Democrats Concerned By Clinton's Criticism Of SandersHillary Clinton has questioned Bernie Sanders' electability. She's criticized his plans for health care, foreign policy and Wall Street. And she's tagged him with flip-flopping on gun control. None of it appears to be sticking.
Gov., Legislative Leaders Talk Special Session, To No AvailIt's time for a special session status check. Gov. Mark Dayton was set to meet with legislative leaders Thursday morning to discuss his hopes for an emergency session before the Legislature's scheduled March 8 return.
Minnesota Politicians Respond To Obama's Final SOTUPresident Barack Obama's final State of the Union address struck an optimistic tone, combining an ambitious agenda with hope for the future. But he was less positive about the current state of things in Washington. A number of Minnesota politicians also offered their take on Obama's address.
Wis. GOP'er Makes Obscene Gesture Toward DemocratMinority Democrats in the state Assembly are enraged after a Republican representative made an obscene gesture toward their leader on the chamber floor. Senate Minority Leader Peter Barca, a Kenosha Democrat, rose on Tuesday to argue with Rep. Bob Gannon over a news release Gannon issued last week.
Dayton, GOP Make Progress On REAL ID; Deadline Pushed Back 2 YearsNo decision has been reached on a possible special session for Minnesota state lawmakers. Gov. Mark Dayton held a meeting with Republican leaders Friday morning. House Speaker Kurt Daudt spoke afterward and says he felt it was a very productive meeting.
Wis. Gov. Walker Asks AG To Challenge Obama's Gun PlanGov. Scott Walker is asking Wisconsin's attorney general to challenge President Barack Obama's gun control plan. Walker said in a statement Wednesday that he believes Obama overstepped his authority when he announced an executive action to expand mandatory background checks to gun shows, flea markets and online sales.
Lawrence Ends 2nd Congressional District BidOne of two top Democrats running for Minnesota's 2nd Congressional District is pulling out of the race. Dr. Mary Lawrence announced her exit from the race to replace retiring GOP Rep. John Kline on Tuesday. She says she didn't think she could win the party endorsement and didn't want to divide Democrats by running in a primary.

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