Jim Abeler Wins GOP Nomination In Special Senate ElectionFormer Republican state Rep. Jim Abeler has won his party's nomination for an open Senate seat. The Anoka chiropractor easily beat party-endorsed activist Andy Aplikowski in Tuesday's primary winning 61 percent of the vote.
Petersen Joins List Of GOPers Exiting Senate In 2016A third Republican state senator plans to step down next year. Sen. Branden Petersen announced Monday he won't run for a second term in 2016. The Andover Republican served one term in the House before being elected to the Senate in 2012.
Lawmakers Cope With Waiting Season As Deadline LoomsA massive, friendly dog padded around Rep. Peggy Bennett's office this week, hemmed in by a plastic fence he could easily jump.