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Bernie Sanders Returns To Minn. With Liberal Rallying Cry

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders is rallying Minnesota voters with a call to band together to fix a “rigged economy.”

07/02/2015

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Al Franken Urges David Letterman To Run For US Senate

U.S. Sen. Al Franken made his first appearance on David Letterman’s “The Late Show” for the first time since the Minnesotan went to Washington in 2009. The senator and Letterman are old friends that date back to Franken’s days as a writer and performer on Saturday Night Live.

04/02/2015

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Senator: Let Local Governments Decide Sunday Liquor Sales

A state senator says he may have the solution to the long-running battle over allowing liquor sales on Sunday.

11/26/2014

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05/29/2014

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Franken Ups His Campaign Bank Balance To $5.9M

Minnesota Sen. Al Franken has nearly $6 million in reserve as his re-election bid heads deeper into campaign season. Franken’s campaign released totals Friday for the first three months of 2014. The first-term Democrat reported raising $2.72 million, leaving him with $5.9 million in cash on hand as of April 1.

04/11/2014

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GOP’s Ortman To Honor Endorsement In Senate Race

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Julianne Ortman says she will drop her bid to run against Democratic Sen. Al Franken if she doesn’t get the GOP endorsement. Ortman says Thursday that the party’s U.S. Senate candidate will have to rely on the GOP leaders and activists who bestow the party’s endorsement at its state convention in May. She says the sooner the party can unite behind one candidate the better chance it will have to unseat Franken.

01/30/2014

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Dems, GOP Clash At US Senate Gun Control Hearing

Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords gave a brief, but emotional, testimony before a Senate panel looking into gun violence Wednesday.

01/30/2013

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Sen. Franken Calls Hagel ‘War Hero’

Minnesota Sen. Al Franken is praising President Barack Obama’s pick of former Nebraska Republican Senator Chuck Hagel as his next defense secretary.

01/07/2013

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Ex-Aide Meets Privately With Top Minn. Senators

The former aide threatening to sue the Minnesota Senate over his firing related to a high-level affair has met privately with top GOP senators.

06/25/2012

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John Williams Video Smackdown for 6-7

Senator Grassley…Can you hear me now? Vs. The Stella Sisters

06/07/2012

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Minn. Ethics Panel Bogs Down Over Senator’s Case

A Minnesota Senate ethics hearing stemming from a sexual affair that brought down the Senate’s majority leader devolved Friday into a testy episode of can’t ask, can’t tell.

03/23/2012

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Senate DFLer Files Ethics Complaint Against Michel

A Democratic state senator has filed an ethics complaint against Republican Sen. Geoff Michel over his handling of allegations of infidelity against former Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch.

03/19/2012

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Minn. Senate Field May Be On Verge Of Expansion

A freshman Republican Minnesota legislator is ready to say whether he will try to trade up to the U.S. Senate.

03/08/2012

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Army Vet Seeks To Challenge Klobuchar In Sen. Race

A U.S. Army veteran and political novice joined the race Wednesday to be the Republican challenger for Democratic U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s seat.

02/22/2012

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Sen. Koch Issues Statement On Relationship With Staffer

Former Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch says she’s “deeply sorry by engaging in a relationship with a Senate staffer” in a statement issued Wednesday.

12/21/2011

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Klobuchar Picks 2012 Campaign Manager From Within

Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar has promoted an aide to be her 2012 campaign manager.

11/01/2011

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Fmr. Sen. Coleman To Serve As Romney’s Special Adviser

Former Minnesota Sen. Norm Coleman has been chosen to serve as special adviser to presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

09/21/2011

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Democratic Rep. Tammy Baldwin Joins Wis. Senate Race

U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin entered the race Tuesday for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Democrat Herb Kohl, becoming the first Democrat to officially jump in the contest.

09/06/2011

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Little-Known GOPer Joins Race Against Klobuchar

A Republican who’s not well known in state political circles is joining the race to unseat Democratic U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar.

08/22/2011

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Franken Reflects On 2 Years In Office

Just two years ago, we were divided by the seemingly never-ending Al Franken/Norm Coleman senate race. The State Supreme Court sided with the Democrat Franken, and Thursday marks his second year in office.

07/06/2011

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Longtime Minn. Lawmaker Stops Cancer Treatment

A longtime Democratic state senator from Brooklyn Park has stopped cancer treatment and is in hospice care.

06/03/2011

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Vacation Seasons Starts: Klobuchar Promotes Tourism Bill

The Memorial Day weekend is considered the traditional start of the summer vacation season and U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar is hoping her bill will bring more tourists to Minnesota.

05/31/2011

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Minn. Senator’s Tweet Sparks Ethics Complaint

A Minnesota senator faces an ethics complaint for a remark she posted on Twitter about a colleague.

05/21/2011

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Klobuchar To Introduce Bill On ‘Cloud Computing’ Laws

Sen. Amy Klobuchar will be introducing a bill aimed at making the Internet even safer. It’ll be geared towards something called “Cloud Computing.”

04/18/2011

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Sen. Franken: GOP Will Pay For Medicare, Auto Stands

U.S. Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota says Michigan’s Upper Peninsula could be in the wrong hands.

04/17/2011

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