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Top Minnesota Officials To Survey Flood Damage

Minnesota elected officials are headed out to gauge damage from widespread flooding caused by sustained, heavy rains. Gov. Mark Dayton planned to join Minnesota Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken and U.S. Rep. Tim Walz on Friday.

06/20/2014

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Minnesota Delegates Cook Up Bipartisan Hotdish Contest

Rep. Michele Bachmann says she hoped the judges would take pity on her. It’s her last year in Congress, after all. But in the end, Bachmann’s best effort — a hotdish called the “Polar Vortex-Mex” — wasn’t enough.

03/12/2014

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Minn. Politicians Respond To State Of The Union Address

President Barack Obama used his State of the Union address Tuesday night to make his pitch that the nation must come together to address persistent problems, from the wealth gap to economic mobility to lagging schools. Here are some responses to the address from Minnesota politicians.

01/29/2014

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MN Politicians Voice Support Of Farm Bill

Sen. Amy Klobuchar says the crafting of a compromise five-year farm bill is a critical step toward providing support and certainty for Minnesota farmers. The Minnesota Democrat was on the conference committee that completed the bill Monday. It now goes to the House and Senate floors for final votes.

01/28/2014

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Groundbreaking Set For SE Minn. Veterans Cemetery

State and federal officials are breaking ground on a new state veterans cemetery in the southeastern Minnesota town of Preston. The ceremonial groundbreaking is Friday morning at the 169-acre site off Highway 52 donated by Preston and Fillmore County.

11/08/2013

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Mankato History Village Now Center Of Flood Fight

Federal officials say a cluster of replica buildings where an annual Minnesota history festival is held sits in a flood zone and must go. The buildings are owned by 75-year-old philanthropist Jack McGowan. Mankato’s annual History Fest is held in the pretend village at the confluence of the Le Sueur and Blue Earth rivers.

11/04/2013

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Minn. Dem Walz Declares Opposition To Syria Strike

Democratic Rep. Tim Walz says he’s opposed to current proposals for U.S. military strikes in Syria.

09/09/2013

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Minn. Congressional Delegation Splits Over Syria

Minnesota’s congressional delegation is split over President Barack Obama’s proposed military strike against Syria. And the split is not falling along party lines.

09/04/2013

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Veterans Wait For Benefits Because Of Backlog

Minnesota’s Sen. Al Franken is pushing for legislation that would help ease the back log of claims filed by veterans who are in need of benefits.

08/24/2013

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Rep. Walz Wins 3rd-Annual MN Hotdish Competition

It was hard to top the Hermann the German Hotdish on Wednesday, as Rep. Tim Walz’s delectable dish took first place in the third-annual Minnesota Congressional Delegation Hotdish Competition.

04/10/2013

Rep. Walz’s Hermann The German Hotdish

Recipe from Al. Franken’s website Ingredients: 1 package of brats 1 bottle Schell’s beer 1 onion 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 cup of chopped celery 1 can cream of cheddar soup 1 can cream of […]

04/10/2013

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Rep. Walz Seeks Review of 31,000 Military Discharges

A Minnesota congressman wants thousands of military discharges reviewed, saying a lot of veterans may have been misdiagnosed.

03/20/2013

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Walz, GOP Rivals To Meet Before Farmfest Audience

Democratic Rep. Tim Walz and the two Republicans competing to challenge him appear before an audience of farmers on Tuesday.

08/07/2012

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Rep. Walz Has Huge Fundraising Edge In Race

Whoever emerges from the Republican Party to face Democratic Rep. Tim Walz will be at a financial disadvantage in Minnesota’s 1st Congressional District.

04/16/2012

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Franken’s 2nd Hotdish Off Ends In Bipartisan Tie

If any political pundits were hoping to use the results of this year’s Minnesota hotdish contest as any sort of bellwether for the upcoming 2012 elections, they may be disappointed to hear the event ended in a tie.

03/07/2012

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