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Minnesota GOP Volunteer Dismissed After 'Negro Problem' TweetThe chairman of Minnesota's Republican party says a local party's social media manager is being fired for referring to a "Negro problem" on Twitter.
Sandra Peterson, Former State Rep. & Union Leader, Dead At 79Former State Rep. Sandra Peterson, who helped guide the merger of Minnesota's two largest teachers' unions, has died. She was 79.
Potential Biden Candidacy Causing A Stir Ahead Of Minneapolis DNC MeetingThis weekend, top Democrats are in Minneapolis for the Democratic National Convention's summer meeting. Most notably absent is possible candidate Joe Biden. DNC members say so far there's little political infighting.
Republicans Slammed For $10,000 Capitol DoorThe massive 3-year, $300-million restoration of the Minnesota State Capitol is about halfway complete.
Walker Touts New Health Care Plan At Minn. Factory Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker's plan for replacing President Barack Obama's health care law would extend refundable tax credits to help pay for private health insurance based on age instead of income, restructure Medicaid and allow people to shop for insurance across state lines.
Wis. Gov. Scott Walker Makes Unannounced Visit To Minn. CapitolWisconsin's Gov. Scott Walker spent Thursday in his neighboring state. The potential Republican presidential candidate had three private events, including an unannounced visit to the State Capitol for a meeting with Republican state lawmakers.
MN GOP Rolls Out Surplus Refund Ad CampaignA new state Republican Party television ad is advocating a full return of Minnesota's $1.87 billion projected surplus to taxpayers, which is more than majority House Republicans have embraced. Party Chairman Keith Downey framed the "give it all back" rallying cry as a starting point.
Ken Martin Re-Elected Chairman Of Minnesota DFL PartyKen Martin has been re-elected to a third two-year term as chairman of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party. The vote was unanimous at the party central committee meeting in Monticello on Saturday.
DFL Chair To Run For 3rd TermThe head of Minnesota's Democratic Party says he's ready for another term. DFL Chairman Ken Martin will run for a third term, he announced via Twitter Wednesday morning. Party chairs serve two-year terms.
O'Malley To Keynote Democratic Dinner In Minnesota Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley will be the keynote speaker at a Democratic dinner in Minnesota next month. Ken Martin, chairman of Minnesota's Democratic Party, made the announcement Wednesday about the Oct. 11 dinner at the Minneapolis Convention Center. He says the dinner attracts about 1,000 people.
Johnson Set To Face Off Against Dayton In Gubernatorial RaceRepublicans closed ranks Wednesday behind the winner of Tuesday's primary election for governor. Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson won a decisive primary victory over three opponents. He'll face incumbent Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton. Johnson promises a campaign of ideas, not smears.
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