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12-18-13 The Morning Take On The Morning News With Dave Lee

MnSure Executive Director has stepped down. Reaction from Blois on The Morning Take.

12/18/2013

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Election Watch: Will Obamacare Hurt Democrats In 2014?

Less than a year from now, voters head to the polls for the 2014 midterm elections.

12/13/2013

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Looking Back At John F. Kennedy’s Final Trips To Minn.

Just weeks before he died, President John F. Kennedy made one last trip to Minnesota in late September 1963. It was one of many visits to the state where he helped launch Minnesota Democrats to national prominence. The young president was hitting his stride politically in late 1963, and preparing for the 1964 re-election campaign.

11/22/2013

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Minnesota AFL-CIO Backs Dayton, Franken

The Minnesota AFL-CIO is backing Gov. Mark Dayton and U.S. Sen. Al Franken in their re-election bids. The union, one of Minnesota’s largest, announced its choices Tuesday in Minnesota’s two major political races next year.

11/19/2013

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Convicted Violent Rapist Could Be Released From Treatment

The three-judge panel decided on Friday to hold a special hearing in February to determine whether 58-year-old convicted rapist Thomas Duvall should be released from sex offender treatment.

11/08/2013

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Johnson, Ortman Win Minn. GOP Scrimmages

Early Republican scrimmages Saturday in races for Minnesota governor and the U.S. Senate gave a leg up to a pair of candidates who are looking for any edge against better-financed rivals. The straw polls at the Minnesota Republican Party’s State Central Committee meeting were won by Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson in the governor’s race and state Sen. Julianne Ortman for Senate. But if past preference polls are any guide, neither has a lock on the party’s endorsement that will be awarded next May or the nomination to be decided in August. “I don’t know that I believe in the curse of the straw poll,” Johnson said after his win, alluding to others who have been overtaken come state convention time. “These are the most active of the activists.”

10/26/2013

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Klobuchar Thinks Congress Will Pass Farm Bill

As U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar helped volunteers at the Second Harvest Heartland warehouse in Golden Valley, she said she is optimistic that Congress will pass a new long-term farm bill this year. That would be welcome news to Second Harvest CEO Rob Zeaske.

10/18/2013

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Dayton Raises $379K For Campaign Over 3 Months

Gov. Mark Dayton raised $379,000 from the start of July to the end of September for his re-election campaign. The Democratic governor’s campaign voluntarily released the figures on Thursday, though he is not compelled to release quarterly finance reports.

10/17/2013

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10-17-13 Congressman Erik Paulsen Talks With Dave Lee

Upset that Medical Device Tax hasn’t been repealed.

10/17/2013

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10-16-13 Senator Amy Klobuchar With Dave Lee

She’s in the middle of the negotiations…..and talked live with Dave Lee.

10/16/2013

Blois Olson Bio

10-16-13 The Morning Take With Dave Lee!

Amy Klobuchar’s star still rising?

10/16/2013

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Sen. Franken Socks Away $3.9M For 2014 Race

Government dysfunction aside, landing or keeping a job in the Washington power structure can be a pricey endeavor.

10/15/2013

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Klobuchar Working With GOP Moderates To End Shutdown

A Minnesota senator is one of the key players hammering out a deal that could end the federal government shutdown. Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar is helping write a compromised version of a plan drafted by Republican Senator Susan Collins and credited GOP moderates. “We are friends,” Klobuchar said. “Senate Republicans really came to the fore, more moderates, saying ‘We want to work on a compromise,’ and that’s exactly what’s happening today in the Senate.”

10/14/2013

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Minn. Congressional Delegation Splits Over Syria

Minnesota’s congressional delegation is split over President Barack Obama’s proposed military strike against Syria. And the split is not falling along party lines.

09/04/2013

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Rep. Rick Nolan Opposes Taking Military Action Against Syria

U.S. Representative for Minnesota’s 8th congressional district Rick Nolan is challenging the evidence that’s been presented on the reported use of chemical weapons by Syria against its people.

09/03/2013

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