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Rep. John Kriesel

Rep John Kriesel

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.

05/14/2012

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Vikings Fans Hit Capitol, But No Stadium Vote

Fans decked out in purple and gold are roaming Minnesota’s Capitol in hopes that the House debates and votes on the $1 billion Vikings stadium bill.

04/28/2012

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Rep. Kriesel: Minnesotans Can Handle Bottle Rockets

The sponsor of a bill that would legalize fireworks in Minnesota beyond handheld sparklers and ground-based worms says Minnesotan’s are responsible enough to handle it.

04/03/2012

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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.

03/15/2012

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Viking Vs. GOP Lawmaker On Twitter

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Bernard Berrian isn’t backing down from a Twitter spat with a fan who happens to be a state lawmaker and supporter of a new stadium.

10/03/2011

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GOP Rep. Kriesel Votes Against Gay Marriage Ban

A constitutional amendment banning gay marriage is one step away from landing on Minnesota’s 2012 election ballot. But a Republican state representative is bucking his party to stop it.

05/19/2011

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Minn. House OKs Crackdown On Synthetic Marijuana

An effort to criminalize synthetic marijuana sold as herbal incense has easily cleared the Minnesota House with bipartisan support.

02/24/2011