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Abeler Says He Won’t Seek Re-Election To House

Anoka Republican Jim Abeler says he won’t seek re-election to his House seat as he focuses on running for U.S. Senate. Abeler, 59, a chiropractor by trade, is among several Republicans seeking to unseat Democratic Sen. Al Franken.

04/22/2014

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GOP’s Ortman Raises $130K In Last 3 Months Of ’13

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Julianne Ortman reports raising about $130,000 in the last three months of 2013 in her bid to run against Democratic Sen. Al Franken. Ortman released new fundraising details Tuesday.

02/04/2014

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In Solidarity, Senate Women Help Female Candidates

Rep. Shelley Moore Capito’s responsibilities are familiar to many women: plan her daughter’s May wedding, look out for her elderly parents and concentrate on her day job. The Republican congresswoman from West Virginia is also running for the U.S. Senate. She’s getting some help from women who’ve been there and done that.

01/22/2014

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Minn. March To Nov. Election Starts In Feb.

Election Day is 11 months away, but there are plenty of campaign-related deadlines dotting the Minnesota calendar. Four weeks from Tuesday, Minnesota’s major parties are holding precinct caucuses.

01/07/2014

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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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