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St. Louis Commissioner Joins Minn. Senate Race

A Republican commissioner from northern Minnesota’s St. Louis County is officially launching his bid to be the GOP’s candidate for U.S. Senate. Chris Dahlberg of Duluth launches his campaign Thursday on the front porch of a home in the Twin Cities suburb of New Brighton.

09/26/2013

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Study Concludes Red River Diversion Won’t Impact Environment

The Army Corps of Engineers says a study has concluded that a planned diversion of the Red River around Fargo-Moorhead will not have any significant impacts on the environment. The nearly $2 billion flood protection project has been authorized by the U.S. Senate but not by the House. No money has been approved for construction. Some people upstream of the north-flowing river worry that the diversion is overpriced, will damage farmland and will worsen flooding in their areas.

09/20/2013

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St. Louis County Commissioner In U.S. Senate Race

Another Republican has jumped into the race for the Minnesota U.S. Senate seat held by Democrat Al Franken. St. Louis County Commissioner Chris Dahlberg confirmed Wednesday that he’s a candidate in the race.

08/21/2013

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GOP’s Ortman To Announce Plans For US Senate Race

Republican State Sen. Julianne Ortman, who has been considering a U.S. Senate campaign, is announcing her political plans on Saturday at an event in Waconia. Ortman released details of the weekend event on Wednesday night.

07/31/2013

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Anoka Republican Wades Into Minn. Senate Race

A veteran Republican legislator from Anoka made a surprising entrance Tuesday into Minnesota’s U.S. Senate race. State Rep. Jim Abeler announced his bid in an email blast that said he had formed a campaign committee.

06/18/2013

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Al, Franni Franken Are 1st-Time Grandparents

Minnesota Sen. Al Franken and his wife Franni are grandparents for the first time. Franken’s Senate office released the details Friday. The Frankens’ daughter Thomasin and her husband, Brody Greenwald, became parents a day earlier.

05/31/2013

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Klobuchar, Franken Form US Attorney Search Panel

U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken have formed an advisory committee to lead the search for the next U.S. Attorney for Minnesota. The committee consists of seven seasoned attorneys, judges and law enforcement professionals.

05/26/2013

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State, Federal Proposals Seek To Add Tax To Online Sales

Consumers may not like it, but a lot of small businesses say it will help them survive. We’re talking about state sales tax being applied to online purchases.

04/24/2013

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Minn.’s Kline Says No To Senate, Governor Run

Rep. John Kline, the dean of Minnesota’s GOP delegation in Congress, on Friday ruled out a bid for the U.S. Senate or governor next year, saying he wanted to make his intentions clear so other possible candidates will step forward.

04/19/2013

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Esme’s Blog: A Sandy Hook Mother’s Plea

Today Francine Wheeler, who lost her 6-year-old Ben in the Sandy Hook massacre, gave the President’s Saturday radio address pleading for action on gun control measures.

04/13/2013

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Senate Dems Vote To Repeal Part Of Health Care Law

It isn’t every day that more than half the Democrats in the U.S. Senate vote to repeal part of President Barack Obama’s health care law.

03/22/2013

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Kline Doesn’t Rule Out 2014 Minn. Senate Race

Minnesota Rep. John Kline isn’t ruling out a run for U.S. Senate next year but says his decision won’t come until this summer.

02/18/2013

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Mississippi River Caucus Launched In U.S. Senate

A bipartisan Mississippi River Caucus is being launched in the U.S. Senate in an effort to encourage commerce and address issues such as flood mitigation and navigation concerns.

02/07/2013

Milk

Klobuchar: Cliff Bill Prevents Doubling Of Milk Prices

It looks like milk prices won’t be going up. U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar says the fiscal cliff compromise approved after midnight would extend the farm bill along with current prices for milk.

01/01/2013

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Sen. Klobuchar Expects Compromise Over Financial Cliff

Sen. Amy Klobuchar said she expects a compromise to be reached in the U.S. Senate regarding the buzzed-about “financial cliff.” Klobuchar appeared on “CBS This Morning” Wednesday, and said “the election demanded such a deal.”

11/28/2012

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Sen. Amy Klobuchar Reviews Election Night Results

U S Senator Amy Klobuchar joined Dave Lee on the WCCO Morning News

11/07/2012

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Baldwin Extends List Of Firsts With Senate Victory

Tammy Baldwin is used to firsts. Back in 1998, she was the first woman elected to represent Wisconsin in the House and the first gay non-incumbent ever sent to Congress.

11/07/2012

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Klobuchar Wins U.S. Senate Race Over Bills

It looks like Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar has secured her seat in the U.S. Senate, according to CBS News.

11/06/2012

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Minn. Senate Bid Struggling, Bills Looks For hope

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Kurt Bills is taking positive signs where he can get them as he struggles for support in a race he’s given little chance of winning.

10/16/2012

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US Sen. Candidate Kurt Bills Announces Support For Romney

Four days before the Republican convention, Minnesota’s Republican Candidate for the U.S. Senate, Kurt Bills, announced his support for presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

08/23/2012

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Bills’ New Video Mimics Wellstone Ad, Enrages Democrats

A new web ad from Republican U.S. Senate candidate Kurt Bills, who is challenging Sen. Amy Klobuchar, is causing a lot of controversy.

08/02/2012

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GOP’s Bills Likens Underdog Minn. Bid To Wellstone

The Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Minnesota is trying to summon a little underdog magic by drawing a parallel to Democratic icon Paul Wellstone.

07/30/2012

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Sen. Candidate Says He Regrets ‘Sob Story’ Comment

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Eric Hovde says he regrets comments he made last week in which he said the media should stop writing “sob stories” about food stamp recipients.

06/21/2012

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Minn. 3rd Party Gets Contested Senate Primary

Two people are vying to be the Independence Party candidate for U.S. Senate in the fall, but its chairman said Wednesday that Minnesota’s third major party is focused on legislative races this year and neither candidate should expect help.

06/06/2012

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Legislation Aimed At Synthetic Drugs Passes Senate

Legislation to ban some synthetic drugs has passed the U.S. Senate as part of a broader bill covering several pharmaceutical and medical issues.

05/24/2012

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