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Line Forming Among GOP For Bachmann Seat

Republicans expect a long line of potential candidates from their party to replace Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann. State Rep. Matt Dean, a former House majority leader, told The Associated Press that he’s inclined to run and would announce his formal intentions soon

05/29/2013

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Drama Continues At Capitol Over Vikings Stadium Bill

The rocky road towards a Vikings stadium deal took another unexpected turn on Tuesday with a new plan from Republicans and strong rhetoric from Governor Mark Dayton.

05/01/2012

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Redistricting, Political Environment Force Turnovers

The Republican Majority Leader of the Minnesota House announced Monday he will be running for re-election against a fellow Republican.

03/05/2012

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Minn. House Leader To Face Fellow Republican

Minnesota House Majority Leader Matt Dean is taking on a fellow Republican legislator as he seeks a fifth term at the Capitol.

03/05/2012

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Minn. House Passes Sex Offender Notification Bill 127-1

After a Ramsey County judicial panel gave the green light for Clarence Opheim’s release into a neighborhood halfway house, state lawmakers’ phone lines lit up.

02/20/2012

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Sex Offender’s Release Prompts Backlash, Defense

State lawmakers plan to hold a special meeting Monday to try to close a loophole in the sex offender notification law. Republican leaders are hoping to pass a bill allowing the public to be notified before Clarence Opheim is released from a state hospital in St. Peter sometime next week.

02/19/2012

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Minn. House Speaker To Back Romney

Minnesota’s House speaker endorsed Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney days ahead of the state’s political caucuses where the former Massachusetts governor is aiming to duplicate his 2008 win.

02/03/2012

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1 Week In, Legislators Taking A Week Off At The Capitol?

Minnesota lawmakers are picking up right where they left off from last year. The 2012 session so far has been filled with bad feelings and harsh rhetoric. And already, state lawmakers are taking a break.

01/31/2012

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NFL Timing May Slow Vikes Stadium Momentum

For a solid decade, the countdown to the end of the Minnesota Vikings’ lease at the Metrodome has hung like a hammer over the political debate on whether citizens should help pay for a new stadium.

01/27/2012

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2 Minn. GOP Leaders Back Bachmann In W.H. bid

Two Minnesota legislative leaders are publicly backing Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann in her bid for president.

10/28/2011

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Minn. House Leader Not Sold On Vikings Session

Gov. Mark Dayton continues to hold private meetings on the Minnesota Vikings’ push for a public subsidy to build a new football stadium, but a leading Republican lawmaker says he doesn’t support the Democratic governor’s call for a special session on the issue before the end of the year.

10/19/2011

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Author Gaiman Amused By Minn. GOP Leader’s Slam

A best-selling author is reacting with amusement to a Minnesota GOP leader who called him “a pencil-necked little weasel.”

05/04/2011

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Gov. Dayton, House Majority’s Dean Talk MN Budget

Gov. Mark Dayton and Majority House leader Matt Dean came to the WCCO Sunday Morning Show, just before the storm hit the Twin Cities.

02/20/2011

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