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GOP Staffer Loses Job Over Twitter Rant Vs. Gay Marriage Amendment

With four days until Election Day, tension is high across Minnesota, especially when it comes to support for the controversial marriage amendment.


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Gay Marriage Ban Foes Tap Kriesel For TV Ad

The campaign trying to defeat Minnesota’s proposed constitutional ban on gay marriage is releasing a new TV ad featuring John Kriesel, a Republican state lawmaker and a military veteran who lost his legs in Iraq.


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Twitter War: GOP’s Kriesel, Kiffmeyer Spar Over Stadium Vote

A very public war of words is brewing between two popular and controversial Minnesota House Republicans.



Minn. Senate Passes Vikings Stadium Bill

The Minnesota Senate voted in favor of the new stadium –- 38 to 28 — just before midnight after debating for 11 hours on Tuesday.


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Vikings Stadium Bill In Limbo With Time Running Out

In football terms, you could call it ‘fourth and long’ when it comes to lawmakers approving a new stadium for the Minnesota Vikings.


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Vikings Stadium Bill Can’t Afford Any Misplays This Week

The Minnesota Vikings are facing a daunting deadline at the state Capitol this week, but they are putting on a blitz to pass the stadium bill.


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Talking Points: Kriesel Says Vikes Stadium Won’t Happen

After missing a key deadline on Friday, the Vikings Stadium bill is in serious trouble at the legislature.


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Rep. Kriesel Says He Won’t Seek Re-Election

Freshman Minnesota Rep. John Kriesel announced Thursday morning he does not plan to seek re-election. Kriesel made the announcement on KFAN Radio.


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Rep. Kriesel Looks Back At 5 Years Since Run-In With IED

Friday will mark five years since a Minnesota lawmaker nearly died while serving his country in Iraq.


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Wounded Vet Reacts To Federal IED Investigation

Service members and their families are reacting to the stunning news released Tuesday that parts made by a Minnesota company were key components in explosive devices that killed and injured U.S. troops in Afghanistan and Iraq.


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Berrian Won’t Talk About Benching, It’s ‘Old News’

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Bernard Berrian says he’s “already over” not playing in last Sunday’s game.


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Vet Who Lost Legs Delivers Purple Heart To MN Soldier

Jack Zimmerman, a 21-year-old soldier from Cleveland, Minn., is receiving the Purple Heart from someone who is familiar with his experience.


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Day One Of Session Means New Leaders, New Members

It’s day one of the 2011 Minnesota Legislative Session and there are a lot of new faces at the State Capitol this year.