THE FLENSBURG FILES 2012: The Year of Reckoning
If there is a year where judgement day will take place, where our actions of the past will determine our fate in the future and where justice will be served once and for all, this year is it and for ... Posted on 1/4/12 at 7:12 AM
CAPITOL CHATTER Minneapolis 'all but out' of convention consideration
The Washington-based news operation Politico reports that Minneapolis and Cleveland are "all but out of the running" for the 2012 Democratic National Convention.
The choice apparently has been narrow... Posted on 12/20/10 at 5:24 AM
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Republicans a couple of weeks ago held a spirited, and sometimes raucous, convention to pick their U.S. Senate candidate. Democrats meet in Rochester Saturday in what is expected to be a quiet event.
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords makes her first appearance in many months
WASHINGTON (AP) — Crisis legislation to yank the nation past the threat of a historic financial default sped through the House Monday night, breaking weeks of deadlock. The rare moment of cooperation turned celebratory when Rep. Gabrielle Giffords strode in for the first time since she was shot in the head nearly seven months ago.
Smiles trump overwhelming challenges on first legislative day
ST. PAUL — If great challenges lead to great opportunities, as the old saying goes, Minnesota lawmakers have a whale of an opportunity this year.
“There are fantastic opportunities out there,” said new Sen. John Carlson, R-Bemidji, one of 60 new legislators, mostly Republican, who took office Tuesday.
8:05 p.m. Saturday
The DFL endorsed Kevin Vickerman as the District 22 State Senate candidate and Bill Brandt as the District 22B State Representative candidate today. The DFL has not yet made an endorsement in the District 22A State Representative race.
Republican will try to return seat to GOP after four years
MANKATO — Republicans in southern Minnesota on Saturday endorsed state Rep. Randy Demmer to run against Democratic U.S. Rep. Tim Walz in November, opting for a candidate who campaigned on mainstream electability over challengers who courted tea party activists and promised conservative purity.
Minnesota West's fieldhouse project cut from bonding bill WORTHINGTON — Conflict dominated discussion between three area legislators and constituents at the Legislative Breakfast Saturday — conflict between Democrats and Republicans, rural and Metropolitan interests, legislators and the governor and even between Minnesota’s two legislative branches.
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