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Attorneys For Brodkorb Deny Leak In Lawsuit

Attorneys for fired Minnesota Senate staffer Michael Brodkorb deny deliberately publishing details about other sexual affairs they allege occurred at the Capitol.

08/22/2013

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Newest Minn. Republican In Senate Race An Old Hand

The newest Republican to join Minnesota’s U.S. Senate race ran for the same seat in 1996, when the party deadlocked over a candidate. Bison farmer Monti Moreno said he’s launching a campaign to unseat first-term Democratic Sen. Al Franken.

08/22/2013

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Hopeful Challenger To Sen. Franken Worth Up To $57M

The Republican businessman running to challenge Democrat Al Franken for U.S. Senate next year reported Friday that he’s worth at least $15 million and as much $57 million.

08/16/2013

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Warehousing Tax Is Rallying Point For Minn. GOP

Two Republican legislators who want to be Minnesota governor are one-upping each other in calls to wipe out a new sales tax on warehousing services. Sen. Dave Thompson and Rep. Kurt Zellers have latched onto the issue.

08/15/2013

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Ex-Minn. GOP Senators Want McFadden As ’14 Nominee

Minnesota Republican Senate candidate Mike McFadden has announced the backing of former Sens. Norm Coleman and Rod Grams in his campaign for the party’s 2014 nomination.

08/02/2013

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Former ‘CCO Anchor Don Shelby Mulling Run Against Paulsen

Former WCCO anchor Don Shelby has been keeping himself occupied since retiring from his position delivering the evening news to Minnesotans back in 2010. But he may soon be embarking on his most ambitious venture yet — Washington, D.C.

07/25/2013

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Many State Republican Parties Mired In Dysfunction

The Republican National Committee announced Wednesday that it has hired a dozen state directors to work closely with state parties, the first major step in GOP Chairman Reince Priebus’ plan to erase the long-standing political advantage Democrats enjoy in some states.

07/25/2013

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Minn. Senate Leader Hann Out Of GOP Governor Race

The Republican leader of the Minnesota Senate is not running for governor next year. Sen. David Hann of Eden Prairie says Friday he’s not joining the growing field of Republicans in the 2014 race.

07/05/2013

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GOP’s McFadden Says $700K Raised For Franken Race

Minnesota Republican Senate candidate Mike McFadden says he has scooped up more than $700,000 in donations in his challenge to Sen. Al Franken. The quick start McFadden touted Tuesday makes clear that next year’s contest will be expensive.

07/02/2013

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Senate Sets Aside $500K To Defend Brodkorb Case

The Minnesota Senate is setting aside a half-million dollars for future legal costs as it fights a federal lawsuit of a former senior aide. The allowance is part of a new Senate budget for 2014, when Michael Brodkorb’s lawsuit is due for trial.

06/26/2013

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Minn. State Senator Joins GOP Race For Governor

State Sen. Dave Thompson is joining the growing list of Republicans who plan to run for governor next year. Thompson tells The Associated Press he plans to file as a candidate Monday and launch his campaign Wednesday. He has represented Lakeville in the state Senate since 2011.

06/23/2013

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New $89M Senate Building A Surprise To Some

The Minnesota State Capitol is about to get a new neighbor for the first time in decades. Construction begins next year on a new, $89.5 million Senate Office Building located directly behind the Capitol.

06/12/2013

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How Do You Feel About The Government Spying On You?

Tell John how you feel about Big Brother watching you.

06/07/2013

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Judge In Brodkorb Case Makes Plenty Confidential

A federal judge has issued a sweeping order allowing either party in fired aide Michael Brodkorb’s lawsuit against the Minnesota Senate to designate materials or witness depositions as confidential. The information seal relates to pre-trial discovery in the case headed for trial next year.

06/07/2013

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Former Minn. Senate Leader Koch Won’t Run In 6th

Another well-known Republican is dropping out of the race to replace Michele Bachmann in Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District. Amy Koch, the former state Senate majority leader from Buffalo, says Tuesday she’s not running.

06/04/2013

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