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Active-Duty Navy SEAL Testifies In Ventura Trial

Navy SEAL John Kelly says he was at the California bar attending the funeral wake of a fellow SEAL the night “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle said he punched Jesse Ventura for making offensive statements. Kelly says he saw the former Minnesota governor on the ground, and earlier had heard him make disparaging statements about SEALs.

07/15/2014

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Ventura: No Bar Fight With ‘American Sniper’ Kyle

Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura has testified he doesn’t remember any confrontation with the “American Sniper” author who claimed to have punched out Ventura in a bar. Ventura is suing the estate of late military sniper Chris Kyle for defamation because he says the story is a lie.

07/11/2014

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Ventura’s SEAL Teammate Testifies In Defamation Trial

Former Gov. Jesse Ventura’s old Navy SEAL teammates are marching to his defense at his defamation trial in a St Paul federal court. Ventura is suing deceased “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle for claiming he “punched out” Ventura for making offensive, unpatriotic comments at a California bar.

07/10/2014

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Ventura Heads To Court In Libel Case

Jesse Ventura will head to federal court Tuesday morning in an effort to protect his name. The former Minnesota Governor filed suit against Navy SEAL, Chris Kyle, the author of “American Sniper.” Ventura claims Kyle lied about a fight between them. “Libel cases are supposedly about restoring your reputation,” professor Jane Kirtley, with the University of Minnesota, said.

07/07/2014

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Judge Won’t Dismiss Ventura ‘American Sniper’ Suit

A judge is allowing former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura’s defamation lawsuit against the widow of slain “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle to go to trial.

03/19/2014

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Ventura: ‘American Sniper’ Suit Not Aimed At Widow

Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura contends he isn’t going after the widow of slain “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle by continuing his defamation lawsuit, but rather the publisher’s insurance company. “It’s not me against her,” Ventura said in a wide-ranging interview Monday night with The Associated Press. Ventura alleges that Kyle, considered to be the deadliest sniper in American history, defamed him in his best-selling book. In it, the former Navy SEAL describes a 2006 bar fight in which he claims he punched someone named “Scruff Face,” whom he later identified as Ventura. Ventura, also a former Navy SEAL and pro wrestler, says the fight never happened.

02/10/2014

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The Ventura SOTU

Former MN Governor Jesse Ventura launches his new show with his very own State of the Union.

01/31/2014

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Ex-Gov. Jesse Ventura Speaks On Shutdown With WCCO

Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura is rarely short on opinion, and he weighed in on the federal government shutdown with WCCO’s Nina Moini on Sunday. Ventura was at the Mall Of America, signing copies of his latest book.

10/14/2013

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Paulsen, Ellison Reassure Constituents About Gov’t Shutdown’s End

The federal government shutdown is now affecting Minnesota jobs. The state will lay off 105 health department workers immediately, and thousands of other federal workers in the state will face the same fate. And Congress appears to be standing still. According to Congressman Erik Paulsen’s office, he skipped out on his own event Monday to head back to Washington to work on ending the shutdown. Some disappointed constituents, like Michael Waring of Edina, said they wanted to talk with him about ending the shutdown – even if it means joining with Democrats to do it.

10/07/2013

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Former Gov. Ventura Likens Gov’t Shutdown To Terrorism

Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura has compared the federal government shutdown to an act of terrorism and he’s pushing a petition for people to voice their displeasure.

10/07/2013

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Cleary Named To Top Spot On Minn. Appeals Court

The first person Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton appointed to the Minnesota Court of Appeals became his choice Wednesday to lead the 19-member court.

09/18/2013

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Ventura Suit Against Late ‘Sniper’ Author Proceeds

Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura’s defamation lawsuit against slain “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle will be allowed to go forward with Kyle’s widow as the defendant, a federal judge ruled Thursday.

07/18/2013

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Ventura Wants ‘American Sniper’ Lawsuit To Proceed

Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura is asking a judge to allow his defamation lawsuit against slain “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle to go forward with Kyle’s widow as the defendant. In the book, Kyle claims he punched Ventura in 2006 over unpatriotic remarks. Ventura says it never happened.

06/17/2013

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Minnesota’s Independence Party Meets In St. Cloud

Members of Minnesota’s third major political party are gathering in St. Cloud for a yearly convention. The Independence Party meet-up is on Saturday at St. Cloud State University. Chief on the meeting’s agenda is a contested race for party chairman.

06/01/2013

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John Williams Bracket Challenge For 2013-MOST IMPORTANT POLITICAL FIGURE IN MINNESOTA-Opening Round Ventura Bracket.

The Former Governor, Jesse Ventura is the #1 Seed in this regional.

03/18/2013

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Best Ways To Experience The Pres. Inauguration

Make Jan. 21, 2013 a day to remember.

01/07/2013

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Gov. Dayton To Push For Domestic Partner Benefits

Gov. Mark Dayton says he plans to include same-sex domestic partner benefits in Minnesota’s state employee contracts.

12/07/2012

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Ventura Supporting Author Who Says Oswald Didn’t Shoot JFK

Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura has lent his high-profile support to an author who says she has proof Lee Harvey Oswald didn’t assassinate President John Kennedy.

12/04/2012

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Looking Back: Mark Rosen Runs For Governor, Changes MN Politics

Politics have changed a bit since 1986. Back then, we didn’t have social media, the Internet or very many third-party candidates. So on the eve of this year’s election, we look back at an unusual one.

11/05/2012

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Sandy Rains On Campaign 2012

Like Hurricane Sandy, the presidential campaign is changing course by the hour, as President Obama and Mitt Romney each search for the right tone, while toning down the rhetoric.

10/29/2012

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New Supreme Court Justice Sworn In

Minnesota’s newest Supreme Court justice was sworn in Tuesday afternoon by the woman she’s replacing.

10/16/2012

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Ventura Talks 2016 Presidential Run On ‘The View’

He won’t be on the ballot this November, but Jesse Ventura might run for office in 2016.

09/17/2012

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Ex-Gov. Ventura Speaks Out Against Marriage Amendment

Former Minnesota governor Jesse Ventura is speaking out against a proposed constitutional amendment that would limit the definition of marriage to one man and one woman.

09/14/2012

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Dayton Names Appeals Judge Wright To Supreme Court

Gov. Mark Dayton has appointed Minnesota Court of Appeals Judge Wilhelmina Wright to the state Supreme Court.

08/20/2012

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