It hasn’t been a banner month for Minnesota’s “other” major party. The Independence Party, a presence on the state political scene since Jesse Ventura was governor, saw a preferred Senate candidate lose a primary Tuesday.
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The new mayor of a Minnesota town is just 7-years-old, and he doesn’t say much. Voters in Cormorant, in Northwestern Minnesota, elected a dog named Duke by a landslide. The 12 people in the village each paid $1 to cast a vote.
Jeff Johnson vs. Mark Dayton…..who would you vote for if the election were today?
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A number of political observers and politicians alike took umbrage with a Minnesota politician’s response to news of the death of comedian and actor Robin Williams.
Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie is estimating a low turnout for Tuesday’s statewide primary election. Out of 3.1 million Minnesota voters, only 10-15 percent will turn out, according to Ritchie.
During his weekly radio address to the nation, President Obama explained more about the operations he authorized in Iraq. The Republican Response was given by U.S. Senate candidate from Minnesota, Mike McFadden.
Voters in Minnesota will be going to the polls in just two days to cast their primary ballots in the U.S. Senate race, the Governor’s race on the Republican side and a surprising State Auditor’s race on the DFL side.
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Friday marked the first time in 10 years that Minnesotans got a minimum wage increase. The state’s minimum wage for large employers is now $8 an hour.
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