CAPITOL CHATTER Senjem returns as Senate GOP leader
Minnesota state Sen. Dave Senjem of Rochester makes a return as Senate Republican leader after an 11-hour meeting Tuesday.
The new majority leader faces some tough decisions right away.
Senjem serve... Posted on 12/27/11 at 9:14 PM
ST. PAUL — The Democratic Minnesota House leader wants Rep. Kerry Gauthier, DFL-Duluth, to leave the Legislature after police reports indicate he and a teen-aged boy had oral sex at a highway rest area.
Revolving loan program highlighted in visit
WORTHINGTON — John Padalino, acting administrator of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development program, was in Worthington earlier this week to tour three businesses that have utilized the USDA-RD’s revolving loan program to complete expansions.
Sen. Dave Senjem chosen after 11-hour meeting by Republican caucus
ROSEVILLE — Minnesota state Sen. Dave Senjem of Rochester makes a return as Senate Republican leader after an 11-hour meeting Tuesday.
Deceased leader’s nukes, threats stoked world fears
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Kim Jong Il, North Korea’s mercurial and enigmatic leader whose iron rule and nuclear ambitions dominated world security fears for more than a decade, has died. He was 69.
WORTHINGTON — Minnesota State Sen.-elect Doug Magnus has been chosen as Assistant Majority Leader by the Senate Republican Caucus, according to a release from his current House of Reprentatives office.
Magnus, who hails from Slayton, noted that Amy Koch of Buffalo was elected Senate Majority Leader and Michelle Fischbach of Paynesville was elected President of the Senate.
ST. PAUL — The Senate leader’s proposal to abolish two state departments and trim another, while also cutting the number of political appointees throughout state government, met opposition from within his own party.
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